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Encyclopedia > Rod Taylor (actor)
Rod Taylor
Born 11 January 1930
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Rod Taylor (born Rodney Sturt Taylor on January 11, 1930) is an Australian-born film and television actor. (His middle name comes from his uncle, explorer Charles Sturt) January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The Sydney Opera House is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world, and since its opening it has become an international symbol of Sydney Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia. ... Emblems: Floral - Waratah (Telopea Speciosissima); Bird - Kookaburra (Dacelo Gigas); Animal - Platypus (Ornithorhynchus Anatinus); Fish - Blue Groper (Achoerodus Viridis) Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Const. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Charles Sturt c. ...


Born in Lidcombe, a suburb of Sydney, Australia, Taylor was the only child of a construction contractor father and a writer mother. Lidcombe is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... The Sydney Opera House is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world, and since its opening it has become an international symbol of Sydney Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia. ...


He attended Sydney Technical and Fine Arts College before deciding to become an actor after seeing Laurence Olivier in an Old Vic touring production that performed in Australia. Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (22 May 1907–11 July 1989) was an Academy Award winning English actor, Academy Award nominated director, and an Academy Award winning producer. ... The exterior of the Old Vic. ...


After acquiring radio and stage experience in Australia, Taylor moved to the United States in 1954, where he became a leading man in feature films of the 1960's and '70's. Leading man or leading gentleman is an informal term for the actor who plays a secondary lead or supporting role, usually a love interest, to the leading actress in a film or play. ...


Equally adept at light comedy and drama, his best-known films are the 1963 Hitchcock classic The Birds, and the 1960 version of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. Other films include Sunday in New York, Fate is the Hunter, Young Cassidy, Darker Than Amber, The Treasure Seekers and The Hell with Heroes, alongside talented Hollywood actor Pete Duel. Comedy is the use of humor in the form of theater, where it simply referred to a play with a happy ending, in contrast to a tragedy. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into theatre. ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was a highly influential director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... The Birds (1963) is a horror film by Alfred Hitchcock, roughly based on a short story by Daphne Du Maurier with the same name. ... H. G. Wells at the door of his house at Sandgate Herbert George Wells (September 21, 1866 - August 13, 1946) was an English writer best known for his science fiction novels such as The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine. ... The Time Machine is a novel by H. G. Wells, first published in 1895, later made into two films of the same title. ... Pete Duel (24 February 1940 – 31 December 1971) was an American actor, best known for his role in the television series, Alias Smith and Jones. ...


Married three times, Taylor is a life-long painter, with homes in southern California, and in his native Australia. He is the father of statuesque New York City WNBC Channel 4 anchorwoman, Felicia Taylor. Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Felicia Taylor and David Ushery on NewsChannel 4 at 6, 2005 Felicia Taylor B.1964 is co-anchor of the weekend editions of NewsChannel 4 at 6 and 11 with David Ushery on WNBC-TV. She became co-anchor in September 2003 after serving as co-anchor of Weekend Today...


Filmography

Taylor's film roles include:

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TV shows

Taylor has had several lead roles in television, from the early 1960s to the early 2000s. Among his own TV shows are

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Richard Simpkin Australian Legends (2349 words)
Rod Taylor did make it, he may not have lived in Australia for over 50 years, but he is and always will be, one of “Australia’s Legends.” Long before Russell Crowe or Nicole Kidman, there was Rod Taylor.
Rod Taylor has to be one of the most genuine people I have ever met.
Rod was so kind that he even rang me whilst he was on holidays in northern NSW to give me an update of his travels.
Rod Taylor (actor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (272 words)
Rod Taylor (born Rodney Sturt Taylor on January 11, 1930) is an Australian-born film and television actor.
Born in Lidcombe, a suburb of Sydney, Australia, Taylor was the only child of a construction contractor father and a writer mother.
Taylor has had several lead roles in television, from the early 1960s to the early 2000s.
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