Robert Downey Sr., father of Hollywood superstar Robert Downey Jr., died on Wednesday at the age of 85. Robert Downey himself shared post on social media. In this post, Robert has also shared a throw-back black and white photo of his father. At the same time, he also told that his father was suffering from Parkinson’s disease for a long time.
Robert Downey Jr., the actor of the popular film ‘Iron Man’ and ‘The Avengers’, shared the photo and wrote, “RIP Bob D. Sr. 1936-2021. After a long period of suffering the ravages of Parkinson’s, last night Dad rested in his sleep.” He was a true Maverick filmmaker and remained remarkably optimistic throughout. According to my stepmother, he had been married for over 2000 years. Rosemary Rogers Downey, you are a mahatma. Our thoughts And the prayers are with you.”
Robert Downey Sr. was born in the year 1936 in New York City. Earlier his name was Robert Elias Jr. He later changed his name. He wanted to join the army, so he changed his name to that of his stepfather. After serving for a few days in the military, he moved to New York with his sister, where he started working in film making.
Downey Sr. was known for raising his voice against power. He made many hardcore and anti-incumbency films. These include films like ‘Patney Swap’, ‘Greasers Place’ and ‘Madison Avenue’. The last documentary made under his direction came in the year 2005. Its name is ‘Rittenhouse Square’. This documentary was about a small Philadelphia park.
Robert Downey Sr. played Thomas Bateman in ‘To Live and Die in L.A.’, studio manager in ‘Boogie Nights’ and show director in ‘Magnolia’. Robert Downey Sr. was married three times. His first marriage was to LC Ann Downey, with whom he has two children, actress Allison Downey and actor Robert Downey Jr. Robert Sr. is now followed by his wife, Rosemary Rodgers.