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Birth information

24 June 1935 USA

Given Name

Robert John Elias Jr.

Nickname

Bob

How tall is Robert Downey Sr.?

1.91 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Rosemary Rogers
Laura Ernst
Elsie Downey

Life Story of Robert Downey Sr.

Robert Downey Sr. served in the army, played minor-league baseball, was a Golden Gloves champion and off-off Broadway playwright, all before he was 22 years old.

Downey was born in New York City, New York, the son of Elizabeth (McLoughlin), a model, and Robert Elias, who worked in hotel/restaurant management. He took the surname of his stepfather, James Downey, when enlisting in the army. His father was of Lithuanian Jewish descent, while his mother was of half Irish and half Hungarian Jewish ancestry. In 1960, he began writing and directing basement-budgeted, absurdist films that gained an underground following: Balls Bluff (1961), Babo 73 (1964), Chafed Elbows (1966) and No More Excuses (1968). Putney Swope (1969) was the first Downey-directed film to earn a mainstream release. A devastating satire of Madison Avenue, it explored what happens when an African-American activist is given carte blanche at an advertising agency. The film was among the year's Top 10 Films in New York Magazine. Downey thrived in the laissez-faire film world of the 1970s with such irreverent films as Pound (1970), where humans play dogs waiting to be adopted. Around this time he worked on...

How much money has Robert Downey Sr. earned?

Sweet Smell of Sex (1965) $750

What movies did Robert Downey Sr. play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Strut! (2001) , Putney Swope (1969) , Chafed Elbows (1966) , Babo 73 (1964) , Balls Bluff (1961) ,
Directors Filmography
Rittenhouse Square (2005) , Hugo Pool (1997) , Too Much Sun (1990) , Rented Lips (1988) , America (1986) , The Twilight Zone (1986) , Up the Academy (1980) , Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight (1975) , Sticks and Bones (1973) , Greaser's Palace (1972) , Pound (1970) , Putney Swope (1969) , No More Excuses (1968) , Chafed Elbows...

Birth information

24 June 1935 USA

Given Name

Robert John Elias Jr.

Nickname

Bob

How tall is Robert Downey Sr.?

1.91 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Rosemary Rogers
Laura Ernst
Elsie Downey

Life Story of Robert Downey Sr.

Robert Downey Sr. served in the army, played minor-league baseball, was a Golden Gloves champion and off-off Broadway playwright, all before he was 22 years old.

Downey was born in New York City, New York, the son of Elizabeth (McLoughlin), a model, and Robert Elias, who worked in hotel/restaurant management. He took the surname of his stepfather, James Downey, when enlisting in the army. His father was of Lithuanian Jewish descent, while his mother was of half Irish and half Hungarian Jewish ancestry. In 1960, he began writing and directing basement-budgeted, absurdist films that gained an underground following: Balls Bluff (1961), Babo 73 (1964), Chafed Elbows (1966) and No More Excuses (1968). Putney Swope (1969) was the first Downey-directed film to earn a mainstream release. A devastating satire of Madison Avenue, it explored what happens when an African-American activist is given carte blanche at an advertising agency. The film was among the year's Top 10 Films in New York Magazine. Downey thrived in the laissez-faire film world of the 1970s with such irreverent films as Pound (1970), where humans play dogs waiting to be adopted. Around this time he worked on...

How much money has Robert Downey Sr. earned?

Sweet Smell of Sex (1965) $750

What movies did Robert Downey Sr. play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Strut! (2001) , Putney Swope (1969) , Chafed Elbows (1966) , Babo 73 (1964) , Balls Bluff (1961) ,
Directors Filmography
Rittenhouse Square (2005) , Hugo Pool (1997) , Too Much Sun (1990) , Rented Lips (1988) , America (1986) , The Twilight Zone (1986) , Up the Academy (1980) , Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight (1975) , Sticks and Bones (1973) , Greaser's Palace (1972) , Pound (1970) , Putney Swope (1969) , No More Excuses (1968) , Chafed Elbows...

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Robert Downey Sr.

Changed his last name to Downey, after his stepfather, at age 15, when he joined the army.

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