Oscar nominee Ron Moody, best known for playing Fagin in the 1968 film "Oliver!" has died. He was 91.
Moody, who received an Oscar nomination for best actor for his signature performance in the Charles Dickens adaptation, died in a London hospital Thursday, according to his agent, Janet Glass.
The actor, the son of Jewish immigrants, was born Ronald Moodnick in London on Jan. 8, 1924. He did not start acting until he was studying sociology and psychology at the London School of Economics under a serviceman's grant after serving in the Royal Air Force during World War II.
"While there, I got dragged into taking part in a student revue and ended up...