Robert Downey Sr Bio- Robert Downey Sr Wiki
Robert Downey Sr, movie mogul died in his sleep at his New York City home on Wednesday morning,
Downey Sr was 85 at the time of his death and succumbed after battling Parkinson’s for more than five years.
He is best known for his appearances in movies Boogie Nights, Magnolia and To Live and Die in LA.
REST IN PEACE: The filmmaker, who appeared in films like ‘Boogie Nights’ and ‘Tower Heist,’ died after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. https://t.co/gPvwsg4qCf
— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) July 8, 2021
Robert Downey Sr Age
Robert Downey Sr was 85-years-old.
Downey Sr is the father and name-sake of world-renowned film icon Robert Downey Jr. Downey Sr had just celebrated his 85th birthday last month on June 24.
The movie icon was not only an actor but an accomplished director, writer and producer. In 1950s and ’60s independent cinema, he positioned himself as a leading figure with micro-budget movies.
Often the films had a distinctly counter-cultural sensibility and frequently used trenchant humor and sharp observations about culture.
Married three times
In the TV world, Downey Sr directed the TV movie Sticks and Bones, as well as a few episodes of The Twilight Zone.
His most recent acting credit was in the 2011 action-comedy, Tower Heist, which also starred Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, and Casey Afleck.
Married three times, Downey Sr had two kids – Downey Jr and Allyson – with his first wife, Elsie. The pair divorced in 1975, and he married his second wife, Laura Ernst, almost two decades later in 1991.
After a few short years together, she passed away in 1994 from Lou Gehrig’s disease. The mother of Iron Man star Downey Jr, Elsie, died in September 2014 at the age of 80.