That was over 53 years ago in 1967.
In 2002 he died aged 77, starring in 112 films in his career, 85 since In the Heat of the Night was released.
In In the Heat of the Night, I think Rod Steiger looks:
In the Heat of the Night scores 7.6 out of 10 on The Movie Database.
Rod Steiger's first acting role was as 'Frank' in Teresa, released in 1951 when he was 25.
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