Alan Arkin in Wait Until Dark

Alan Arkin (1934 - )

Former lead singer of The Tarriers

Co-founder of the Second City Theatre Company

Film DeathsEdit

  • Wait Until Dark (1967) [Harry Roat]: Stabbed in the stomach during a struggle with Audrey Hepburn; he dies shortly afterwards while attempting to stab her. The scene cuts to darkness when Audrey manages to unplug the refrigerator (thus dousing the only light in the room) as Alan staggers towards her; his body is shown lying on the floor afterwards when Efrem Zimbalist Jr. arrives with the police. 
  • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968) [John Singer]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by shooting himself in the head in his room. We hear the shot from outside while Sondra Locke is sitting on the porch; his body is shown afterwards when Sondra runs in and finds him.
  • Little Murders (1971) [Lieutenant Practice]: Shot to death (off-camera) with a sniper rifle by Elliott Gould from the apartment window; we only see Elliott firing, then learn who the victim was when Vincent Gardenia congratulates Elliott on the shot.
  • Escape from Sobibor (1987): [Leon Feldhendler] Killed (off-screen) by anti-Semitic Poles. (We learn of his death through narration.)
  • Coupe De Ville (1990) [Fred Libner]
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990) [Bill Boggs]: Presumably dies during the passage of time between their day and Winona Ryder as an old woman.
  • Little Miss Sunshine (2006) [Grandpa Edwin Hoover]: Dies (off-screen) of a heroin overdose; we last see him preparing the drugs, followed by a scene the next morning of his granddaughter (Abigail Breslin) informing her parents (Toni Collette and Greg Kinnear) that "Grandpa won't wake up." His body is shown several times afterwards (covered with a sheet) after the family puts him in the van. (Thanks to ND and Scott)
  • Stand Up Guys (2012) [Richard Hirsch]: Dies of a terminal illness, we only learn he is dead when Al Pacino and Christopher Walken return to the car and discover him. His body is later seen when they along with Alan's daughter (Julianna Margulies) bury him in a graveyard.

TV DeathsEdit

  • None known

Gallery Edit

Noteworthy ConnectionsEdit

Ex-husband of Barbara Dana

Father of Adam Arkin, Matthew Arkin, and Anthony Arkin

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