Rod Taylor, the Australian-born actor who starred in ‘The Birds’, ‘The Time Machine’ and most recently in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’, has died. He was 84.
The actor’s representative confirmed that he dies on Wednesday, reported People magazine.
His daughter Felicia, a former CNN correspondent, said in a statement, “My dad loved his work. Being an actor was his passion – calling it an honourable art and something he couldn’t live without.
He once said, ‘I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants, yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that might one day make me a complete artist, so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them.’ ”
His co-star in ‘The Birds’ Tippi Hedren remembered him, “There are so many incredible feelings I have for him. Rod was a great pal to me and a real strength, we were very, very good friends. He was one of the most fun people I have ever met, thoughtful and classy, there was everything good in that man.”