ROD STEIGER Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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NAME: Rod Steiger
BORN: 14/04/1925
BIRTH PLACE: Westhampton, New York, USA
DIED: 09/07/2002


The prolific Rod Steiger had no stereotype and no fixed image, he was a maverick method actor willing to take on all manner of parts, conventional or experimental. He was at his zenith in the 1950s and 1960s and, though plagued by health problems, continued to work until his death.


Steiger left his comfortable home of Long Island to fight on a destroyer in the Pacific Fleet, in 1941, when the United States entered the fray of WW2.


Discharged in 1945, Steiger joined a civil service theatre group, and decided to make acting his career. While training in New York at the Actor’s Studio and other schools, Steiger was cast in live TV plays, racking up over 250 live TV productions in five years.