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Roddy McDowall in Dead of Winter

Roddy McDowall (1928 - 1998)

Film DeathsEdit

  • It! (1967) [Arthur Pimm]: Killed in an explosion when a nuclear warhead blows up an annex attempting to destroy the golem (Alan Seller).
  • 5 Card Stud (1968) [Nick Evers]: Shot to death by Robert Mitchum. (Thanks to Mac)
  • The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) [Frank Gass]: Either burned to death or shot by Paul Newman after Paul chases him into a burning building; we don't see what happens after they go in, but we see the building collapse while they're both inside.
  • The Poseidon Adventure (1972) [Acres]: Drowned when an aftershock causes him to lose his grip and fall while climbing up a shaft with the other passengers. Ernest Borgnine goes into the water after him, but only Ernest surfaces; Roddy's body is not shown.
  • Arnold (1973) [Robert]: Crushed to death after putting on a suit that Norman Stuart had chemically treated to shrink around him. (Thanks to Jack)
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) [Ceaser]: Playing the son of his character from the previous films, he dies (off-screen) years before the film begins, as most of the film is told in flashback form as John Huston is telling children of the past. (Once again, he is in heavy ape make up for the role.)
  • Laserblast (1978) [Doctor Mellon]: Killed in an explosion when Kim Milford fires his alien weapon at Roddy's car as Roddy is driving along at night.
  • Dead of Winter (1987) [Mr. Murray]: Stabbed in the throat (through his hand, with which he tried to shield himself) with an icepick by Mary Steenburgen. His body is shown again afterwards when Jan Rubes enters the bedroom and discovers him.
  • Cutting Class (1989) [Mr. Dante]: Although he suvives the film, there is a deleted scene where he is killed by Donovan Leitch.
  • Shakma (Nemesis) (1990) [Sorenson]: Mauled to death by the mutanted baboon (Shakma). (Thanks to John and ND)

TV DeathsEdit

  • The Invaders: The Experiment (1967) [Lloyd Lindstrom]:
  • Night Gallery (1969 TV) [Jeremy Evans]: Falls down a flight of stairs in a panicked frenzy after Ossie Davis tells Roddy into thinking that his murdered uncle is coming back for revenge.
  • Deadly Game (1991 TV) [Dr. Aaron]: Shot in the head (off screen) by Fredric Lehne for a have done a bad plastic surgery to him time before the story takes place. It is revealed at the end of the movie that the Dr. Aaron seen all the time trough the whole movie is actually Fredric disguised as Roddy.
  • Heads (1993 TV) [Fibris Drake]: Decapitated (off-screen) with a machete by Ed Asner; his severed head is shown being dragged through the street on a leash by his dog afterwards, and his headless body is shown lying on the floor in his mansion when the police investigate.
  • The Alien Within (1995 TV) [Dr. Henry Lazarus]: Killed when the alien takes over his body and animates it; his body dies once again when the alien leaves it after Rodger Halston and Melanie Shatner burn him.
  • Dead Man's Island (1996 TV) [Trevor Dunaway]: Shot repeatedly in the back by Christopher Cazenove as Roddy pulls a gun on the other survivors.

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