He told him that his dad died in his home sleep in New York late on Tuesday. For over five years he had Parkinson’s disease. RDJ wrote: “Rip Bob D. Sr.. 1936-21 shars a monochromic picture of his father.
Dad died peacefully in his sleep last night, after years of battling Parkinson’s disease…he was a true maverick filmmaker, and remained remarkably optimistic throughout.
My stepmother calculated that they had been happily married for just over 2000 years. Rosemary Rogers-Downey, you are a saint, and we are thinking of you and praying for you.”
Downey Sister has made his name from Hollywood with radical anti-establishment movies, such as ‘Putney Swope’ in low-budget Madison Avenue advertising industry and Allan Arbus, the Western Jesus parable ‘Greaser’s Palace.’
In the ‘Greaser’s Palace’ also appeared his son, Robert Downey Jr., Allyson Downey daughter and first wife, Elsie Downey.
He was a studio manager in ‘Boogie Nights’ and show director in ‘Magnolia’ and also in his movie ‘To Live & Die in L.A.’
Born as Robert Elias Jr. in New York in 1936, he later changed to Downey his family name — his stepfather’s name — to join the army at an early ages.
After the army, while he was living in New York with his sister, he made films by chance. Elder Downey is the best-selling writer Rosemary Rogers, who also survives.