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Robert Downey, Sr.

Personal information
Birth nameRobert John Elias
Birth dateJune 24, 1935(age 81)
Place of birthUnited States
OccupationDirector, actor, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer
Years active1961 - present
SpouseElsie Ford (div. 1975)
Laura Ernst (1991 - 1994)
Rosemary Rogers (1998 - present)
ChildrenAllyson Downey
Robert Downey, Jr.

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Robert John Downey, Sr. (born Robert John Elias, June 24, 1935) is an American actor, writer, and film director, and the father of actor Robert Downey, Jr. He is best known as an underground filmmaker, serving as director and/or writer of such cult classics as Putney Swope, a biting satire on the New York Madison Avenue advertising world.

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