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Actor Rod Taylor dies in Los Angeles at 84
« on: January 10, 2015, 07:17:24 PM »
http://news.yahoo.com/actor-rod-taylor-dies-los-angeles-84-210601388.html

If hard-pressed to offer a brutally honest opinion I would have to admit that I never thought Rod an outstanding actor. But I would temper that with the admission that he starred in my of my favorite movies as a kid including my all-time favorite, "The Time Machine". A surprisingly large part of the convincibility of an actor (for better or worse) is whether he/she is innately attractive or not. Guys like Karl Mauldin and W.C. Fields had to work at acceptance even when their talents were great whereas someone like Tom Cruise is lauded even when he is a hack.

Rod Taylor was handsome and glamorous - all of which were oblivious to me as a 7 year old viewer of "The Time Machine". All I knew was that he made the role convincing and I was forever touched by the Sci-Fi bug.

He also played a role in "World Without End" and "The birds", which were other favorites.

Rest In Peace Mr. Taylor

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Re: Actor Rod Taylor dies in Los Angeles at 84
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2015, 02:13:31 AM »
Indeed, RIP, sir.

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Re: Actor Rod Taylor dies in Los Angeles at 84
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2015, 01:15:07 PM »
Indeed, RIP, sir.

*sigh*  I'm not getting older, I'm just getting more bio-degradable.  And today's my 61st birthday.  Shhhhh.

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Re: Actor Rod Taylor dies in Los Angeles at 84
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2015, 02:02:32 PM »
Happy Birthday   ::newyear::
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Re: Actor Rod Taylor dies in Los Angeles at 84
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2015, 04:00:09 PM »
Indeed, RIP, sir.

*sigh*  I'm not getting older, I'm just getting more bio-degradable.  And today's my 61st birthday.  Shhhhh.

I'm only a couple of months ahead of you (and feeling the weight of the ages). I hope you have a pleasant day!

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Re: Actor Rod Taylor dies in Los Angeles at 84
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2015, 04:37:03 PM »
Thank you, everybody, and sorry for hijacking your thread, 'Soup.
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Re: Actor Rod Taylor dies in Los Angeles at 84
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2015, 05:22:35 PM »
It's fitting somehow. I may be moody but I'm never maudlin ;')


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Re: Actor Rod Taylor dies in Los Angeles at 84
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2015, 06:31:03 PM »
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Happy Birthday, Pan.

61?

You're just a kid.
Be 65 in a couple months.

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Re: Actor Rod Taylor dies in Los Angeles at 84
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2015, 06:37:54 PM »
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Re: Actor Rod Taylor dies in Los Angeles at 84
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2015, 08:21:58 PM »
Indeed, RIP, sir.

*sigh*  I'm not getting older, I'm just getting more bio-degradable.  And today's my 61st birthday.  Shhhhh.

Happy birthday Pan!
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Re: Actor Rod Taylor dies in Los Angeles at 84
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2015, 06:48:48 AM »
Belated Happy Birthday wishes!   ::newyear::   ::grouphug::

BOT - I agree with 'Soup, The Time Machine was awesome, loved that movie as a kid!

And another one, a face most people will recognize even if they don't know the name passed away young after losing a battle with cancer.
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Re: Actor Rod Taylor dies in Los Angeles at 84
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2015, 06:57:39 AM »
Happy Birthday  Pandora! Still feisty as ever.
And it sounds like, at 45, I'm the young punk around here!
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