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Roddy McDowall

Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall at the 1988 Academy Awards
Personal information
Birth nameRoderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall
Birth date17 September 1928
Place of birthHerne Hill, London, England, UK
Date of death3 October 1998(age 70)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of deathLung cancer
OccupationActor, photographer, director
Years active1938 98

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Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude "Roddy" McDowall (17 September 1928 3 October 1998) was an English actor and photographer. His film roles included Cornelius and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes film series. He began his long acting career as a child in How Green Was My Valley, My Friend Flicka and Lassie Come Home, and as an adult appeared most frequently as a character actor on stage and television. He served in several positions on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as well as contributed to various charities related to the motion picture industry and film preservation.

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