Roddy McDowall’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 17, 1928

Death Date

October 3, 1998

Age of Death

70 years

Cause of Death

Lung Cancer


Movie Actor

The movie actor Roddy McDowall died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Accomplished actor who played Cornelius and Caesar in Planet of the Apes. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Octavian in the 1963 film, Cleopatra.

His mother was an aspiring actress and his father was a merchant seaman.



“I still have the actor’s disease. I always think I’ll never get another job.” (Roddy McDowall)


“My whole life I’ve been trying to prove I’m not just yesterday.” (Roddy McDowall)


“I can’t say I was unhappy as a child actor in films. I had a particularly wonderful time.” (Roddy McDowall)


“I enjoyed being in movies when I was a boy. As a child you’re not acting – you believe.” (Roddy McDowall)


“I started to study, because I knew I had to learn a lot about myself as an actor; you can’t act the same as you did as a child.” (Roddy McDowall)