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Humecronyn

Hume Cronyn in 'The Parallax View'

Hume Cronyn (1911 - 2003)

Film Deaths:

  • The Cross of Lorraine (1943) [Andre Duval]: Shot to death by Nazi guards when he runs out into the POW camp yard in panic after the other prisoners threaten to kill him.
  • Brute Force (1947) [Captain Munsey]: Thrown from the burning guardtower and into the prison yard by Burt Lancaster during a jailbreak.
  • Hamlet (1964) [Polonius]: Stabbed to death through a curtain by Richard Burton, who had mistaken him for Alfred Drake. (I haven't seen this version, but we all know the story...)
  • The Parallax View (1974) [Bill Rintels]: Poisoned (off-screen) by Bill McKinney, using a drug (in his food) that simulates a heart attack; his body is shown sitting in his office afterwards. (Thanks to Janet)
  • Brewster's Millions (1985) [Uncle Rupert Horn]: Dies (off-screen) of old age/natural causes, shortly before the story begins. He only appears in a filmed will that he leaves for Richard Pryor.
  • Cocoon: The Return (1988) [Joseph 'Joe' Finley]: Dies of cancer, after using up his alien-given 'life force' to heal Jessica Tandy after she'd been hit by a car. (Thanks to Stephen)

TV Deaths:

None known.

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