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Rod Steiger
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Birth Date:April 14, 1925
Astrology Sign:Aries
Chinese Sign:Ox - Yin
Birth Name:Rodney Stephen Steiger
Birth Place:Westhampton, NY
Died Date:July 9, 2002

Occupation:film and stage actor

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Rod Steiger

Biography:Rod Steiger (April 14, 1925 - July 9, 2002) was an American actor.

He was born Rodney Stephen Steiger to Lutheran parents in Westhampton, New York. He ran away from home at age sixteen to join the United States Navy during World War II, where he saw combat on destroyers in the Pacific. After the war, he returned to New Jersey and joined a drama group before studying drama full-time under Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan at The Actor's Studio.

Steiger appeared in over 100 motion pictures. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Sheriff Bill Gillespie in In the Heat of the Night (1967) opposite Sidney Poitier.

He was nominated for the Academy Award for his roles in On the Waterfront (1954) and The Pawnbroker (1965).

Steiger had five wives, the late actress Sally Gracie (married 1952-divorced 1958), actress Claire Bloom (married 1959-divorced 1969), Sherry Nelson (married 1973-divorced 1979), Paula Ellis (married 1986-divorced 1997) and actress Joan Benedict (married 2000-his death 2002). He had a daughter, opera singer Anna Steiger, by his marriage to Bloom.

He was offered the title role in Patton but turned it down because he did not want to glorify war. The role was then given to George C. Scott, who won the Oscar. Steiger called this refusal his "dumbest career move." He also turned down The Godfather.

He died in Los Angeles of pneumonia and complications from surgery for a (presumably malignant) gall bladder tumor at the age of 77. He is interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California.

Rod Steiger has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Achievements: (Filmography)
End of Days (1999)
F.I.S.T. (1978)
...tick...tick...tick... (1970)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
The Mark (1961)
Marty (1955)
On the Waterfront (1954)

Chinese Horoscope for Rod Steiger
Includes characteristics and Vices
Rod Steiger's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 24, 1925 - February 12, 1926
Birthday: April 14, 1925

The Ox is a Yin,
and is the Second sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Strength of Purpose

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Rod Steiger's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: April 14, 1925

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Rod Steiger's Growth Tarot Card Justice

Birthday: April 14, 2018

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.




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