Rod Steiger

Rod Steiger
1925 - 2002
Rod Steiger  American Actor

Rod Steiger dating history


Rod Steiger was previously married to Paula Ellis, Sherry Nelson (1973 - 1979), Joan Benedict Steiger (2000 - 2002), Claire Bloom (1959 - 1969) and Sally Gracie (1952 - 1958).

Rod Steiger was in relationships with Elizabeth Taylor (1996 - 2002), Diana Dors (1956 - 1957) and Valerie French (1956).


American Actor Rod Steiger was born Rodney Stephen Steiger on 14th April, 1925 in Westhampton, Long Island, New York, USA and passed away on 9th Jul 2002 Los Angeles, California, United States aged 77. He is most remembered for In The Heat Of The Night (1967).. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Rod Steiger is a member of the following lists: Actors from New York, American film actors and Best Drama Actor Golden Globe (film) winners.


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Relationship Statistics

Married5 43 years, 6 months 15 years, 9 months 6 years
Dating3 6 years, 6 months 2 years, 8 months 4 months, 2 days
Total8 43 years, 6 months 10 years, 10 months 4 months, 2 days


First Name Rod
Middle Name Stephen
Last Name Steiger
Full Name at Birth Rodney Stephen Steiger
Age 77 (age at death) years
Birthday 14th April, 1925
Birthplace Westhampton, Long Island, New York, USA
Died 9th July, 2002
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of Death Pneumonia And Kidney Failure
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Large
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Religion Lutheran
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University The Actor's Studio (acting school)
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame In The Heat Of The Night (1967).
Year(s) Active 1950–2002
Official Websites

Rodney Stephen Steiger (April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002) was an American actor, noted for his portrayal of offbeat, often volatile and crazed characters. Cited as "one of Hollywood's most charismatic and dynamic stars," he is closely associated with the art of method acting, embodying the characters he played, which at times led to clashes with directors and co-stars. He starred as Marlon Brando's mobster brother Charley in On the Waterfront (1954), the title character Sol Nazerman in The Pawnbroker (1964), and as police chief Bill Gillespie opposite Sidney Poitier in the film In the Heat of the Night (1967) which won him the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Rod Steiger77 AriesActor
Elizabeth Taylor79 PiscesActress
Paula Ellis-
Sherry Nelson-Actress
Joan Benedict Steiger95 GeminiActress
Claire Bloom91 AquariusActress
Diana Dors52 ScorpioActress
Valerie French62 PiscesActress
Sally Gracie80 CapricornActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
AnnaFemale196063 years oldClaire Bloom
MichaelMale199330 years oldPaula Ellis


Poolhall Junkies2002NickMovie
A Month of Sundays2001Charley McCabeMovie
The Hollywood Sign2001Floyd BensonMovie
The Flying Dutchman2001BenTV Movie
Lightmaker2001King OssoMovie
Cypress Edge2000Woodrow McCammonMovie
The Last Producer2000Sheri GanseMovie
Animated Epics: Moby Dick2000Ahab (voice)TV Movie
Hotel Alexandria1999TV Show
Crazy in Alabama1999Judge MeadMovie
End of Days1999Father KovakMovie
Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season1999Doc WallaceMovie
The Hurricane1999Judge SarokinMovie
Chicken Soup for the Soul1999TV Show
Animals with the Tollkeeper1998FontinaMovie
Body and Soul1998Johnny TicotinTV Movie
Modern Vampires1998Dr. Frederick Van HelsingTV Movie
The Snatching of Bookie Bob1998Bookie BobShort Film
Incognito1997Milton A. DonovanMovie
The Kid1997Harry SloanMovie
Truth or Consequences, N.M.1997Tony VagoMovie
Carpool1996Mr. HammermanMovie
The Real Thing1996VictorMovie
Mars Attacks!1996Gen. DeckerMovie
Shiloh1996Doc WallaceMovie
Dalva1996John Wesley Northridge IITV Movie
Little Surprises1996JoeTV Movie
EZ Streets1996Quinn's FatherTV Show
Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys1995The PresidentMovie
Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story1995Anthony ComstockTV Movie
In Pursuit of Honor1995Col. Owen StuartTV Movie
OP Center1995BorodaTV Show
Out There1995Col. Buck GunnerTV Movie
Seven Sundays1994BenjaminMovie
The Last Tattoo1994Gen. Frank ZaneMovie
The Specialist1994Joe LeonMovie
The Critic1994Rod SteigerTV Show
The Neighbor1993Dr. Myron HatchMovie
Tales of the City1993Bookshop OwnerTV Show
Kölcsönkapott idö1993SepakMovie
The Player1992Rod SteigerMovie
Lincoln1992Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (voice)TV Movie
Sinatra1992Salvatore 'Sam' 'Momo' GiancanaTV Show
Due vite, un destino1992Frank ArgentoTV Movie
Guilty as Charged1991KallinMovie
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe1991Rev. WillinMovie
In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas1991Gordon KahlTV Movie
The Commish1991Carl Wolfe, Oskar RothmanTV Show
Men of Respect1990Charlie D'AmicoMovie
Tennessee Waltz1989Judge PrescottMovie
The January Man1989Eamon FlynnMovie
Passion and Paradise1989Sir Harry OakesTV Movie
The Simpsons1989Captain TenilleTV Show
Djavolji raj1989MartinMovie
Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge1988Silas SlatenTV Movie
American Gothic1987PaMovie
Catch the Heat1987Jason HannibalMovie
The Kindred1987Dr. Phillip LloydMovie
Sword of Gideon1986Mordechai SamuelsTV Movie
Hollywood Wives1985Oliver EasterneTV Show
The Naked Face1984Lt. McGreavyMovie
The Glory Boys1984Professor David SokarevTV Show
Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole1983Robert E. PearyTV Movie
Der Zauberberg1982Mynheer PeperkornMovie
Cattle Annie and Little Britches1981TilghmanMovie
The Chosen1981Reb SaundersMovie
Klondike Fever1980Soapy SmithMovie
Lion of the Desert1980Benito MussoliniMovie
The Lucky Star1980Colonel GluckMovie
Wolf Lake1980CharlieMovie
Breakthrough1979Gen. WebsterMovie
Love and Bullets1979Joe BomposaMovie
Portrait of a Hitman1979Max AndreottiMovie
The Amityville Horror1979Father DelaneyMovie
F.I.S.T1978Senator MadisonMovie
Jesus of Nazareth1977Pontius PilateTV Show
W.C. Fields and Me1976W.C. FieldsMovie
Dirty Hands1975husband, LouisMovie
Hennessy1975Niall HennessyMovie
The Last 4 Days1974Benito MussoliniMovie
Gli eroi1973Guenther von LutzMovie
Lolly-Madonna XXX1973Laban FeatherMovie
Lucky Luciano1973Gene GianniniMovie
Duck, You Sucker1971Juan MirandaMovie
Happy Birthday, Wanda June1971Harold RyanMovie
Columbo1971Vincenzo FortelliTV Show
Waterloo1970Napoleon BonaparteMovie
The Illustrated Man1969CarlMovie
Three Into Two Won't Go1969Steve HowardMovie
No Way to Treat a Lady1968Christopher GillMovie
The Sergeant1968MSgt. Albert CallanMovie
In the Heat of the Night1967Chief Bill GillespieMovie
The Girl and the General1967The GeneralMovie
Doctor Zhivago1965KomarovskyMovie
The Loved One1965Mr. JoyboyMovie
BBC Play of the Month1965Willy LomanTV Show
E venne un uomo1965The IntermediaryMovie
The Pawnbroker1964Sol NazermanMovie
Time of Indifference1964LeoMovie
The Movie Maker1964Mike KirschTV Movie
Le mani sulla città1963Edoardo NottolaMovie
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963Mike KirschTV Show
13 West Street1962Detective Sergeant Pete KoleskiMovie
Convicts 41962TiptoesMovie
The Longest Day1962Destroyer CommanderMovie
The Mark1961Doctor McNallyMovie
Ben Casey1961Charles DirksonTV Show
The World in My Pocket1961Frank MorganMovie
Seven Thieves1960Paul MasonMovie
Route 661960Justin LezamaTV Show
BBC Sunday-Night Play1960Sherriff Harvey DentonTV Show
Al Capone1959Al CaponeMovie
Cry Terror!1958Paul HoplinMovie
Across the Bridge1957Carl SchaffnerMovie
Run of the Arrow1957O'MearaMovie
The Unholy Wife1957Paul HochenMovie
Suspicion1957Frank MarreTV Show
Wagon Train1957Saul BevinsTV Show
Back from Eternity1956VasquelMovie
Jubal1956'Pinky' PinkumMovie
The Harder They Fall1956Nick BenkoMovie
Playhouse 901956Harvey DentonTV Show
Oklahoma!1955Jud FryMovie
The Big Knife1955Stanley HoffMovie
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell1955Maj. Allan GuillionMovie
Screen Directors Playhouse1955VisitorTV Show
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial1955Charles SteinmetzTV Show
On the Waterfront1954Charley MalloyMovie
Producers' Showcase1954BuschTV Show
Justice1954TV Show
G.E. True Theater1953Bruno HolderTV Show
You Are There1953Richard Burbage, RomeoTV Show
Medallion Theatre1953TV Show
The Philip Morris Playhouse1953TV Show
The Gulf Playhouse1952First ManTV Show
Goodyear Playhouse1951RalphTV Show
Schlitz Playhouse1951Charles Steinmetz, Hume SearcyTV Show
Tales of Tomorrow1951Henry, PeterTV Show
Out There1951TV Show
Danger1950TV Show
Lux Video Theatre1950Victor HoneggerTV Show
Suspense1949Leo WhaleyTV Show
Actor's Studio1948TV Show
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1948Marty PillettiTV Show
The Ed Sullivan Show1948Character in scene from 'Rashomon'TV Show
Kraft Theatre1947FrankieTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (3)

wjerryzwjerryzFeb 13, 2017

One great actor. Never forget.

CraigSnyderCraigSnyderMay 13, 2013

He was an amazing actor and really good in every role he played.

"Little kojak"May 23, 2010

He actually won his Oscar, not for In The Heat of the Night, but rather for his brilliant performance in The Pawnbroker, 1963

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