Saturday, June 13, 1970

Musical Artist - Moody, Ron

Ron Moody is an English actor best known for his performance as Fagin in the stage and movie musical Oliver!, as well as numerous roles in children's television series. He won a Golden Globe for his performance in Oliver!, and also secured an Oscar nomination for the role. Originally trained as a sociologist, Moody didn't take up acting until his late twenties, eventually securing roles on television shows such as The Animals of Farthing Wood, Noah's Island, and Discworld. Moody is also notable for a role that he didn't accept: In 1969, fresh off his award winning movie appearance as Fagin in Oliver!, Moody was offered the role of the Doctor on the television show Doctor Who after Patrick Troughton left the program, an offer that he chose to decline. He has subsequently said he regrets the decision, and it is somewhat interesting to consider what a Moody era of Doctor Who in place of the John Pertwee era might have looked like.

Moody was a bachelor for much of his life, eventually marrying Therese Blackbourn at the age of 61, and subsequently fathering six children.

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