Rod Steiger bio

Birth Name: Rodney Stephen Steiger

Occupation: Movie Actor

Place Of Birth: NY

Date Of Birth: April 14, 1925

Date Of Death: July 9, 2002

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Rod Steiger was born on the 14th of April, 1925. He was popular for being a Movie Actor. He won a Best Actor Academy Award for his role in the 1967 film, In the Heat of the Night. Critics celebrated his performances in Oklahoma! and The Harder They Fall.

Rod Steiger was born in NY. He left home at age sixteen to join the United States Navy during World War II. An Academy Award winner, he appeared in On the Waterfront, Waterloo, and Doctor Zhivago.

Rod Steiger was a Aries and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Rod Steiger was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Rodney Stephen Steiger is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Rod’s Rodney Stephen Steiger attended The Actor’s Studio (acting school).


Rod Steiger’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Rod Steiger’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Rod Steiger kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Rod Steiger was born in the Year of the Ox.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Rodney Stephen Steiger
RELIGION: Lutheran
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Rod Steiger was a Aries. People of this zodiac sign like physical challenges, taking on leadership roles, individual sports and dislike inactivity, delays, and work that doesn't use one's talents. The strengths of this sign are being courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, while weaknesses can be to be impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive and aggressive. The greatest overall compatibility with Aries is Libra and Leo.

Chinese Zodiac: Rod Steiger was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: Rod Steiger had a ruling planet of Mars and has a ruling planet of Mars and by astrological associations Tuesday is ruled by Mars. This planet symbolizes the principle of assertive drive and energy. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have huge drive, aggression and commpetitiveness.

Rod Steiger’s birth sign is Aries and he had a ruling planet of Mars.

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