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Five memorable roles from actor Rod Taylor

Five memorable roles from actor Rod Taylor

Born Rodney Taylor in Sydney, Australia, the actor would find fame in Hollywood as Rod Taylor, playing a string of virile leading man roles throughout the 1960s and on into the '70s. Taylor died at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday at age 84.

In his career, he worked with an array of filmmakers from classic-era titans such as Alfred Hitchcock to new-style directors such as Quentin Tarantino. He co-starred alongside such leading ladies as Tippi Hedren, Doris Day and Jane Fonda.



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