In Memoriam Roddy McDowell

In Memoriam
Roddy McDowell
Sept. 17, 1928 – Oct. 3, 1998
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Already a veteran of several British films, Roddy was relocated to the United States at the age of 11 during the German bombardment. His innocent face and precise diction gained him the respect of Hollywood producers.

He appeared in many films, including the Oscar winning “How Green Was My Valley.” When his career as a child actor ended, he demonstrated that he was very versatile, appearing in parts ranging from a Mexican-American to a Southerner in “No Time For Sergeants.”

As a child actor, he had an innocence that reached through the screen and touched his audience. Though he has passed, this innocence lives on.

Rest in peace, Roddy.