Rod Taylor was born on this day — January 11 — in 1930. The Complete Rod Taylor Site was launched on this date in 2001.
Rod, who passed away on Jan. 7, 2015, would have been 91 today. The website is a robust 20 years old, which I must say is quite a milestone in internet years!
Last year, I had resolved to do a renovation of the website to make it more modern and mobile responsive. That goal was going well, but was derailed by a combination of stresses both global and personal.
Nevertheless, the Rod Taylor site remains a tribute to the actor, his life and his work. And TCM is airing a daylong tribute to Rod Taylor!
The lineup is as follows (U.S. Eastern Time):
- 6:45am – The Glass Bottom Boat
- 8:45am – The Liquidator
- 10:30am – Hotel
- 12:45pm – Seven Seas to Calais
- 2:30pm – Trader Horn
- 4:15pm – 36 Hours
- 6:15pm – Dark of the Sun
One of these movies, “Trader Horn” (1973), has never had a home video release, so it is quite a rarity. Although it has deep flaws, it’s a treat to be able to see it on TV.
Many thanks to TCM for regularly saluting Rod Taylor on his birthday!