Login or register
TV

Roddy McDowall

Roddy's Star on the Walk of Fame for his contributions to Television is located at 6630 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA.
 
In 1964, Roddy was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his appearance in the Arrest and Trial (1963) episode "Journey into Darkness."
 
In 1983, Roddy was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for: Class of 1984 (1982).
 
In 1986, Roddy won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for: Fright Night (1985).
 
Roddy was one of the few child stars who actually had a more successful career as an adult than as a child.
 
Roddy's final stage appearance was as "Ebenezer Scrooge" in the New York City production of A Christmas Carol in 1997. He alternated performances with Hal Linden.
 
Roddy won Broadway's 1960 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for The Fighting Cock.
 
Roddy became a close, life-long friend with Peggy Ann Garner while filming The Pied Piper with her in 1941.
 
Roddy was the one who introduced Carol Lawrence to Robert Goulet. In fact, she jokingly said that McDowell was responsible for her's and Goulet's first child.
 
Roddy was an accomplished ballroom dancer, he won both the Charleston and Cha-Cha contests on the Arthur Murray Party TV show in the 1950s.
 
Roddy was the brother of Virginia McDowall.
 
Roddy was a life-long friend of Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor has since referred to him as the one friend she had to whom she confided everything, and who was always understanding.
 
On March 10, 1965, Roddy attended the Los Angeles premiere of The Sound of Music as the date of the movie's star, Julie Andrews.
 
Roddy was a rarity among movie stars in that he appears to have made no enemies at all during his lifetime. A man with numerous friends both in and out of show business, those who knew him continue to speak well of him to this day.
 
In 1974, the FBI raided Roddy's home and seized the actor's collection of bootlegged classic films. The actor was not charged and agreed to cooperate with the FBI.
 
Roddy has appeared in two separate television series of Batman. The original 1960s series (as Bookworm), and Batman: The Animated Series (as the Mad Hatter).
 
Roddy's father worked as a Merchant Marine.
 
Roddy was 5' 10" (1.78 m) tall.
 
In 1964, Roddy was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for: Cleopatra (1963).
 

Recent news

Bret Harrison, Aaron McCusker Join ABC’s ‘Astronaut Wives Club’

    We have lift off -- two more actors are blasting off into the 1960s..

‘Salem’ EXCLUSIVE: Shane West, Janet Montgomery Chat Playing Love Interests, Heroes & Villains

    All week I’ve presented insight into the life of WGN America’s..

They’re Alive!: 10 Characters Resurrected on the Small Screen

Warning: Obviously, spoilers follow, especially since current TV shows are..
There currently is no editor for this person
Click here to apply if you want to be the editor