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March 15, 2023

35 Handsome Portrait Photos of Rod Taylor in the 1950s and ’60s

Born 1930 in Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australian actor Rod Taylor made his feature film debut in the Australian Lee Robinson film King of the Coral Sea (1954). He soon started acting in television films, such as Studio 57 (1954), where he played multiple different characters.

Taylor started to gain popularity after starring in The Time Machine (1960), as H. George Wells. He later starred in the Disney film One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), as Pongo. In one of his most famous roles, he played Mitch Brenner in The Birds, directed by Alfred Hitchcock (1963).

By the late 1990s, Taylor had moved into semi-retirement. His final film role was in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds in 2009, portraying a fictionalized version of Winston Churchill in a cameo.

Taylor appeared in more than 50 feature films during his career. He died of a heart attack at his home, on 7 January 2015, in Beverly Hills, California, four days before his 85th birthday. Take a look at these vintage photos to see portraits of a young and handsome Rod Taylor in the 1950s and 1960s.


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