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Darren McGavin, seconds before his second death, in "Dead Heat".

Darren McGavin (1922 - 2006)

Film Deaths[]

  • The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) [Louie]: Knocked over a stairwell during a struggle with Eleanor Parker.
  • Bullet for a Badman (1964) [Sam Ward]: Mortally wounded after George Tobias shoots him with his buffalo gun, he is taken back to Audie Murphy's ranch and is finally killed by Skip Homeier when he struggles to his feet to try and protect Murphy. (Thanks to Brian)
  • The Challenge (1970) [Jacob Gallery]: Killed, along with Mako Iwamatsu. (Thanks to Greg)
  • Dead Heat (1988) [Dr. Ernest McNab]: Commits suicide by shooting himself in the mouth when confronted by Joe Piscopo and Treat Williams; he is later brought back to life through his apparatus, and dies once again when it is used on him while he's still alive, causing him to explode. (Thanks to Kyle)

TV Deaths[]

  • Cimarron Strip: The Legend Of Jud Starr (1967) [Jud Starr]: McGavin gets the better of Stuart Whitman in a fight, but his bride-to-be, BarBara Luna, fails to shoot Stuart, who draws his gun and kills him. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Mannix: A Ticket to the Eclipse (1970) [Mark]: Run over by his own buggy when it starts rolling down a hill; he is lying on the ground after being knocked off the vehicle by Mike Connors.
  • By Dawn's Early Light (1990) [Condor, Secretary of the Interior (sworn in as President)]: Killed in a plane crash when another US plane deliberately crashes into Air Force One to stop Darren from launching a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. (Thanks to Darren)
  • Millennium: Midnight of the Century (1997) [Henry Black]: He dies, but I can't remember the details.

Noteworthy Connections[]

  • Ex-Mr. Melanie York
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