Roddy's Rose Garden at the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) website
(The MPTF created and owns the rose garden image; special thanks to webmaster Joey Leslie for allowing us to display it here)
His life was his genius. His love was a blessing.
How fine it would be,
A lifetime well spent,
With loving and learning
And kindly intent.
Then after one's name
Has been called by the owl,
Touring the back-lots of heaven
With Roddy McDowall,
Where, wise to humility's
Dodges and feints,
He begins shooting candids
Of little-known saints.
A short couple of weeks before Roddy McDowall left us (Oct. 4), he sent me a postcard — the front of which was a photograph of flowers that he had taken and the back of which read: "We are both — all — everywhere — together in a neverending circle of love."
LEE B. WINKLER
... Roddy McDowall (a charter member of the National Film Preservation Board and long-time Academy Board governor), who, during his too-brief life, elevated the valued concepts of friendship, generosity and love of culture to rarely-attained heights.
— James H. Billington
[Roddy was] one of my most favorite people. His sensitivity and fairness, his honorable behavior and his dedication to his work will always be the hallmark of his beautiful spirit.