Robert Downey Sr.


Birthday June 24, 1936

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace New York City, NY

DEATH DATE Jul 7, 2021 (85)

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Underground filmmaker known for writing and directing the films Hugo Pool, Putney Swope, and Greaser's Palace. He is also the father of actor Robert Downey Jr.

Before Fame

He directed his first short film, Balls Bluff, in 1961.


In 2005, he released a documentary about life on the streets of Philadelphia called Rittenhouse Square.

Family Life

He married Rosemary Rogers, his third wife, in 1998. He previously had two children, Robert Jr. and Allyson, with his first wife Elsie Downey.

Associated With

His 1973 film Sticks and Bones starred Tom Aldredge.