Actor Rod Taylor Passed Away Wednesday
Australian-born actor Rod Taylor, who who was best known for starring in Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds', along with 'The Time Machine' (1960), died on Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles.
Taylor was 84. His daughter, Felicia Taylor, told the Los Angeles Times that the actor was surrounded by family and loved ones. No cause of death was given.
Taylor's long career encompassed dozens of films, including The Time Machine, The Train Robbers and more recently, Inglorious Basterds. His career in TV included appearances on Falcon Crest, Murder, She Wrote and Walker, Texas Ranger.
"Rod was a great pal to me," said Tippi Hedren, his Birds co-star, reports CNN. "We were very, very good friends," she said. "He was one of the most fun people I have ever met, thoughtful and classy, there was everything good in that man."
Taylor is survived by his wife of more than three decades, Carol, and his daughter.
Rod was one of those actors that commanded attention when he was on screen, a 'man's man'. He will be missed.