- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 8, 2015

Actor Rod Taylor, who starred alongside Tippi Hedren in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 horror film “The Birds,” has died, according to People. He was 84.

Born in Australia, Mr. Taylor starred in more than 50 films in Hollywood, including “The Time Machine” and “The Catered Affair.” One of his more recent appearances was in Quentin Tarantino’s revisionist World War II drama “Inglourious Basterds.”

In a statement, Miss Hedren told People, “There are so many incredible feelings I have for him. Rod was a great pal to me and a real strength. We were very, very good friends. He was one of the most fun people I have ever met, thoughtful and classy.” 

Mr. Taylor’s daughter Felicia, a onetime correspondent for CNN, said, “My dad loved his work. Being an actor was his passion — calling it an honorable art and something he couldn’t live without.” 

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