Rod Steiger

Actor Rod Steiger
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Profession: Actor

United States of America

Biography: In the Heat of the Night, No Way to Treat a Lady and Last Days of Mussolini.

Born: April 14, 1925
Birthplace: Westhampton, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Died: July 9, 2002 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Married Life

  • 1959-09-19 Academy award-winning actor Rod Steiger (34) weds stage and film actress Claire Bloom (28) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2000-10-10 Actor Rod Steiger (75) weds actress and fifth wife Joan Benedict (73) in Malibu, California

Historical Events

  • 1967-08-02 "In the Heat of the Night" directed by Norman Jewison, based on John Ball's novel of the same name, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1968)
  • 1968-02-12 25th Golden Globes: "In the Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger, & Edith Evans win
  • 1968-04-10 40th Academy Awards: "In the Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger & Katherine Hepburn win

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