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Claude Akins in Monster in the Closet

Claude Akins (1926 - 1994)

Film Deaths[]

  • Man with the Gun (Deadly Peacemaker; The Trouble Shooter) (1955) [Jim Reedy]: Shot to death by Robert Mitchum after Claude pulls a hidden gun from his sombrero.
  • The Burning Hills (1956) [Ben Hindeman]: Shot in the back by Skip Homeier as Claude goes to open the door of Natalie Wood's cabin.
  • The Lonely Man (1957) [Blackburn]: Shot dead by Jack Palance as he pulls his gun when  he gets off his horse.
  • Comanche Station (1960) [Ben Lane]: Shot in the chest in a shoot-out with Randolph Scott.
  • A Distant Trumpet (1964) [Seely Jones]: Hacked to death with a tomahawk by a Native American warrior just as Claude is about to kill Troy Donahue.
  • Incident at Phantom Hill (1966) [Krausman}: Driven by his hatred of Comanches who had killed his wife and child and wanting 2 more scalps in revenge, he rides into a group of them and is cut down and hacked to death.
  • Return of the Seven (1966) [Frank Riker]: Shot in the stomach by Emilio Fernández; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Yul Brynner.
  • A Man Called Sledge (1970) [Hooker]: Shot in the chest in a shootout with James Garner.
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) [Aldo]: Falls to his death when Roddy McDowall knocks him from a tree at the end of a fight (both Claude and Roddy were wearing ape makeup for this film).
  • Monster in the Closet (1986) [Sheriff Sam Ketcham]: Bitten on the chest by the monster (Kevin Peter Hall) after Claude confronts it in the street.

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