Robert Downey Sr.

Robert Downey Sr.

American actor and director (1936–2021)
Robert John Downey was an American filmmaker and actor. He is known for having written and directed the 1969 underground film Putney Swope, a satire on the New York Madison Avenue advertising world.Wikipedia
BornJune 24, 1936
HometownNew York City, U.S.
Net worth$10 million
Height6'3" (1.91m)
SpouseRosemary Rogers (m 1998 - 2021) , Laura Ernst (m 1991 - 1994) , Elsie Ann Ford (m 1962 - 1975)
ChildrenRobert Downey, Jr.
ParentsBetty McLoughlin , Robert Elias

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Robert Downey Sr, counterculture film-maker who gave his son Robert Jr his first acting role – obituary

  • Robert Downey Sr, who has died aged 85, was a countercultural, highly unconventional filmmaker and bit-part actor, often in his own movies; he also gave child film roles to his son Robert Downey Jr, later the star of the Iron Man series and winner of a Bafta award for the biopic Chaplin (1992). Downey Sr, an imaginative, freewheeling and unpredictable maverick, became known for a series of low-budget, underground movies such as the satirical Putney Swope (1969), in which Arnold Johnson plays a b


NEWS OF THE WEEK: Robert Downey Jr.'s father dies

Actor and filmmaker Robert Downey Sr.’s wife, bestselling author Rosemary Rogers, confirmed the sad news to The New York Daily News on Wednesday.
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