Rod Steiger

Rod Steiger, the intense, serious-faced "method" actor who played the non-singing role of Jud Fry in the film, "Oklahoma!," and won an Academy Award for "In the Heat of the Night," has died of kidney failure and pneumonia at the age of 77, his publicist said. Rod Steiger, the intense, serious-faced "method" actor who played the non-singing role of Jud Fry in the film, "Oklahoma!," and won an Academy Award for "In the Heat of the Night," has died of kidney failure and pneumonia at the age of 77, his publicist said.

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  • Born: Apr 14, 1925 in Westhampton, NY, USA
  • Death: Jul 9, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA, USA