Is Morton Downey Jr. Related to Robert Downey Sr.

Apart from having similar last names, we found no references pointing out that these personalities are related to one another.

Born as Sean Morton Downey, Jr. on December 9, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, is the son of the well-known Irish crooner and radio star, Morton Downey Sr., and actress Barbara Bennett. He was a talk-show host and songwriter, composer, author, actor and singer.

Morton died on March 13, 2001 in Los Angeles after a long bout with lung cancer. He was 68.

Robert Downey Jr., on the other hand was born was born as Robert John Downey Jr. on April 4, 1965 in New York City, New York. He is the son of writer, director and filmographer Robert Downey Sr. and actress Elsie Downey.

Check out list of people with the same last names but are NOT related at IMDb.

In celebrity buzz, Robert Downey Jr. has been named the world’s highest paid actor for the third year in a row by Forbes. “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” star took home $80 million last year, according to the ranking published recently. Catch more at NewsChannel 4.

Updated on Monday, August 24 2015 at 11:53AM EDT
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