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Taylor in The V.I.P.s, (1963)
Rodney Sturt Taylor

(1930-01-11)11 January 1930
Died 7 January 2015(2015-01-07) (aged 84)
Cause of death Heart attack
Education Parramatta High School
Occupation Actor
Years active 1951–2015
Peggy Williams (m. 1951–1954)

Mary Hilem (m. 1963–1969)

Carol Kikumura (m. 1980–2015)
(his death)
Children Felicia Taylor (born 1964)

Rodney Sturt "Rod" Taylor (11 January 1930 – 7 January 2015) was an Australian actor of movie and television. He appeared in over 50 movies, including leading roles in The Time Machine, Seven Seas to Calais, The Birds, Sunday in New York, Young Cassidy, Dark of the Sun, The Liquidator, and The Train Robbers.

Taylor suffered a heart attack and died on 7 January 2015 in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84.


TV shows

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

  • The Twilight Zone (1959, CBS)
  • Hong Kong with co-star Lloyd Bochner (1960, ABC)
  • Bearcats! (1971, CBS)
  • The Oregon Trail as Evan Thorpe, a widower taking his three children from their Illinois farm to the Pacific Northwest by way of the Oregon Trail (1977, NBC)
  • Masquerade (1983)
  • Outlaws (1986)

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