Roddy McDowall

1928 - 1998

Roddy McDowall

Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall (17 September 1928 – 3 October 1998) was an English-born American actor, film director and photographer. He is best known for portraying Cornelius and Caesar in the original Planet of the Apes film series, as well as Galen in the spin-off television series. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roddy McDowall has received more than 3,185,949 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,079th most popular actor.

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  • 3.2M

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  • 55.26

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.93

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Roddy McDowall ranks 1,070 out of 8,832Before him are Brigitte Helm, Francisco Rabal, Edward Fox, Jim Caviezel, Mako, and Tom Hiddleston. After him are Ellen Pompeo, Thomas Mitchell, Anthony Daniels, Kirsten Dunst, Ian Somerhalder, and Sam Waterston.

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Among people born in 1928, Roddy McDowall ranks 133Before him are Ali Kafi, Adrian Frutiger, Capucine, Jack Kevorkian, Donald Judd, and Peter Naur. After him are Petr Ginz, László Budai, Joseph Kittinger, Nick Holonyak, Juan María Bordaberry, and Cannonball Adderley. Among people deceased in 1998, Roddy McDowall ranks 65Before him are Don Taylor, László Szabó, Marie-Louise Meilleur, Marie-Louise von Franz, Haxhi Lleshi, and Ted Hughes. After him are Adem Jashari, Carl Perkins, Bruno Munari, Remo Giazotto, Momoko Kōchi, and George Wallace.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Roddy McDowall ranks 1,284 out of 5,347Before him are Robert Watson-Watt (1892), Jeremiah Horrocks (1618), Maurice Wilkes (1913), John Graunt (1620), Neville Marriner (1924), and Tom Hiddleston (1981). After him are William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708), Colin Dexter (1930), N. R. Pogson (1829), Anthony Daniels (1946), Mike Newell (1942), and Ethel Smyth (1858).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Roddy McDowall ranks 163Before him are Eddie Redmayne (1982), Sacha Baron Cohen (1971), Patrick Macnee (1922), Sydney Chaplin (1885), Edward Fox (1937), and Tom Hiddleston (1981). After him are Anthony Daniels (1946), Robert Shaw (1927), Honor Blackman (1925), Martin Freeman (1971), Brenda Blethyn (1946), and Greer Garson (1904).