Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude "Roddy" McDowall (17 September 1928 3 October 1998) was an English-born actor and photographer. He began his long career as a child actor.McDowall was born in Herne Hill, London, the son of Winsfriede L. (nee Corcoran), an Irish-born aspiring actress, and Thomas Andrew McDowall, a Merchant Mariner. Both of his parents were enthusiastic about the theatre. He had a sister, Virginia (September 23, 1927 December 8, 2006).