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Edmund Purdom (1924 - 2009)
Film Deaths[edit | edit source]
- Titanic (1953) [Second Officer Lightoller]: Drowns or freezes to death (off-screen) during the sinking of the RMS Titanic. (Historically inaccurate, because Lightoller survived the sinking on collapsible B and died a year before this film was made, in 1952).
- The Night They Killed Rasputin (Les Nuits de Raspoutine; The Nights of Rasputin; The Giant Monster) (1960) [Rasputin]: Poisoned, shot in the back, and beaten by assassins, then finally drowned after being thrown in the river. (I haven't seen this movie myself, so I don't know whether Rasputin's murder is actually depicted on-screen or not.) (See also Tom Baker in 1971's Nicholas and Alexandra.)
- Rulers of the City (Mister Scarface) (I Padroni della citta; The Big Boss; Blood and Bullets; Rulers of the City) (1976) [Luigi Cherico]: Shot in the head by Enzo Pulcrano. (Thanks to Andrea)
- Absurd (Rosso sangue) (1981) [Father] Strangled by George Eastman
- Pieces (Mil gritos tiene la noche; One Thousand Cries Has the Night) (1981) [Dean]: Shot in the head by Christopher George. (Thanks to Fred)
- Ator the Fighting Eagle (Ator l'invincibile; Ator; Ator the Invincible) (1982) [Griba]: Eaten by his own giant spider after he gets caught in its web. (Thanks to Johan)
- Invaders of the Lost Gold (Horror Safari) (1982) [Rex Larson]: Falls to his death when Stuart Whitman throws a rock at his head, just as Edmund is about to shoot Stuart and Glynis Barber. (Thanks to Johan)
- Don't Open Till Christmas (1984) [Inspector Harris]: Killed in an explosion by a booby-trapped music box sent to him by Alan Lake as a Christmas present.
- Death Commando (Killer Contro Killers) (1985) [His Excellency]: Shot to death when Henry Silva fires at Edmund's car. (Thanks to Andrea)
- Fracchia contro Dracula (1985) [Count Dracula]: Stabbed in the heart with an umbrella by Paolo Villaggio. (Thanks to Andrea)
- Titanic: The Legend Goes On... (Titanic - La leggenda continua) (2000; animated) [Jeremy McFlannel]: Drowns or freezes to death (off-screen) during the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
TV Deaths[edit | edit source]
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Notable Connections[edit | edit source]
- Ex-Mr. Tita Phillips.
- Ex-Mr. Alicia Darr.
- Ex-Mr. Linda Christian.
- Mr. Vivienne Purdom.
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