Happy Birthday Robert Downey Sr.!
Father of Robert Downey Jr. He had a successful underground filmmaking career in his own right.
He directed his first short film Balls Bluff in 1961.
He wrote and directed the films Hugo Pool, Putney Swope, and Greaser’s Palace.
He married Rosemary Rogers, his third wife, in 1998. He fathered two children, Robert Jr. and Allyson, with his first wife Elsie Downey.
His 1973 film Sticks and Bones starred Tom Aldredge.