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RIP actor Rod Taylor, star of 'The Birds', 'Inglorious Basterds'

The Australian born actor appeared in over 50 films during his career.

Published Thu, Jan 8 2015 9:08 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:11 PM CST

Australian born actor Rod Taylor, who rose to fame in the 1960 adaptation of H.G. Wells 'The Time Machine' before starring in the lead role in the Hitchcock horror film 'The Birds', had died aged 84 according to The Hollywood Reporter.

RIP actor Rod Taylor, star of 'The Birds', 'Inglorious Basterds' | TweakTown.com

Taylor, who first made his mark in the TV show 'Hong Kong' for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Taylor was quickly recognised in Hollywood, where he appeared in over 50 films during his career. The actor also voiced the role of the Dalmatian Pongo in Disney's 1961 animated classic '101 Dalmatians' and was more recently seen in Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglorious Basterds', where he played the role of legendary British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

Taylor died of a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles.

Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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