The stage actor Ron Moody died at the age of 91. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Actor who originated the role of the lovable villain Fagin in the play Oliver!, for which he received a Tony nomination as well as a Golden Globe Award and Oscar nomination for the 1968 film adaptation.
His cousins were director Laurence Moody and actress Clare Lawrence. In 1985, he married pilates instructor Therese Blackbourn, and they had six children.
Summer of 1967 was one of the happiest times of my life.
The world is always reinventing itself, and so should you. I used to say, ‘I haven’t started yet.’ Sadly, most people don’t develop their potential.
I never thought about settling down. I was obsessed with my career – I was blinkered. I finally met a woman who was worthy of me. Then we settled down and had many children.
For me, making the show work was getting belly laughs – like most variety artists. But the straight actor believes you fix your performance in rehearsal and that’s it.
I felt very insecure about whether I was up to recreating my stage ‘Fagin’ in front of a camera.