Rod Taylor (1930-2015)

rod-taylor-time-machine COMPRod Taylor, who starred in The Time Machine (1960) and The Birds (1963), died January 7 at the age of 84. Two weeks ago he was hospitalized after a fall, and though he was able to return home he soon thereafter suffered a fatal heart attack.

Taylor’s other fantasy roles included voicing Pongo in Disney’s animated movie 101 Dalmatians, and appearing in Kaw, a 2007 update of The Birds for the Sci Fi Channel.

3 thoughts on “Rod Taylor (1930-2015)

  1. THE TIME MACHINE’s time machine was steampunk before steampunk was cool. Despite some cheesy special effects, that one a cool movie, and Taylor was a very good actor.

  2. Taylor also played John MacDonald’s hero Travis McGee in “Darker Than Amber,” in 1970.

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