I was watching TV last night, a craptastic movie just to kill time. Because if there’s one thing I have plenty of, it’s time. It was movie about the Satan (who was kind of an asshole; not at all cool like you might think) and the end of the world and blah blah blah. Anyway, somewhere in all that a cranky old priest stumbled out across the screen, and I thought “hey, look, it’s Rod Steiger.” Then I tried to figure out if he was still alive or not. I have no memory of him dying, no recollection of an Entertainment Tonight postmortem tribute to him. But maybe he’d died and I just didn’t notice. Or perhaps he is alive and well and living out his days in Malibu, chomping on cigars and banging his housekeeper. I have no idea.

So, tell me. Without googling it, without cheating, just off the top of your head. Rod Steiger: dead or alive?

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