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Claude Akins (1926 - 1994)
Film Deaths:[edit | edit source]
- 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. (Thanks to Brian)
- 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. (Thanks to Brian)
- The Lonely Man (1957) [Blackburn]: Shot dead by Jack Palance as he pulls his gun when he gets off his horse. (Thanks to Brian)
- Comanche Station (1960) [Ben Lane]: Shot in the chest in a shoot-out with Randolph Scott. (Thanks to Brian)
- 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. (Thanks to Brian)
- Return of the Seven (1966) [Frank Riker]: Shot in the stomach by Emilio Fernández; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Yul Brynner. (Thanks to Gordon)
- 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.
Television Deaths:[edit | edit source]
- Wagon Train: The John Cameron Story (1957) [Rich Tacker]: Shot to death by Michael Rennie after Claude had mortally shot his wife (Carolyn Jones) in the back.
- Gunsmoke: The Cabin (1958) [Hack]: Stabbed to death with a pitchfork by James Arness. (Thanks to Gordon)
- The Rifleman: The Safe Guard (1958) [Floyd Doniger]: Shot dead in a shoot-out with Chuck Connors.
- Bonanza: The Mill (1960) [Ezekiel]: Shot repeatedly in the chest in a shoot-out with Lorne Greene.
- Rawhide: Incident of the Druid's Curse (1960) [Jim Lark]: Shot to death along with Stanley Adams in a shoot-out with Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
- The Rebel: The Waiting (1960) [Tom Hall]: Shot in the chest in a gunfight with Nick Adams.
- The Rifleman: Strange Town (1960) [Bletch Droshek]: Shot to death by Chuck Connors.
- Rawhide: Incident of the Lost Idol (1961) [Clete Manson]: Mortally wounded by Ken Curtis and K.L. Smith when Claude tries to shoot his way out of the cabin he was in. He dies moments after killing Ken and K.L. while talking toEric Fleming.
- Rawhide: The Sendoff (1961) [Karse]: Trampled to death by stampeding cattle during a lightning storm when he loses control of and falls off his wagon in front of the herd.
- The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The Very Important Zombie Affair (1965) [El Supremo]: Dies of fright (seizure/cardiac arrest) when David McCallum shows him a voodoo doll with his photo on it which had been cursed by Maidie Norman. (Played for comedic effect) (Thanks to Brian)
- Rawhide: Walk into Terror (1965) [Jerry Boggs]: Killed in an explosion along with Bruce Dern in a mineshaft, when he dropped something that was explosive.
- Combat!: Ask Me No Questions (1966) [Mastin]: Machine-gunned by German sentries after Vic Morrow and the others throw Claude out into the open. (Thanks to Gordon) This entry is in error. Claude was killed inside the P.O.W. barracks when Vic Morrow snaps his neck as he was trying to alert German sentries that the Americans knew that he was an infiltrator.
- Combat!: Ollie Joe (1966) [Charlie Pelton]: Mortally shot by a wounded German soldier after a firefight. His death could have been prevented by Robert Walker Jr. who was trying to unjam his rifle to shoot the German instead of shouting to Claude.
- Police Story: The Ten Year Honeymoon (1973) [Ken Shaner]: Shot in the stomach in a shoot-out with a suspect; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Paul Burke. (Thanks to Gordon)
- Death Squad (1974 TV) [Connie Brennan]: Shot in a gunfight with Robert Forster.
- In the Heat of the Night: An Eye for an Eye (1991) [Benjamin Sloan]: Shot in the chest with a rifle by Hugh O'Connor, as Claude is about to finish off Wilbur Fitzgerald after shooting Wilbur in the leg.
- Eerie, Indiana: The Hole in the Head Gang (1992) [Grungy Bill]: Appears as a ghost.
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