Death of Roddy McDowall

September 17, 1928 - October 3, 1998
Los Angeles, California | Age 70

Actor dies at 70
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Roddy McDowall, the child actor who left Britain during the London blitz to become an award-winning star in theater, television and films that included "Lassie Come Home" and "Planet of the Apes," died Saturday of cancer. He was 70.

McDowall died at his home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles, said Dennis Osborne, a friend who had cared for the actor.

"It was very peaceful," Osborne said. "It was just as he wanted it. It was exactly the way he planned."

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