|Roddy McDowall (1928 - 1998)|
|5 Card Stud (1968) [Nick Evers]: Shot to death by Robert Mitchum. (Thanks to Mac)
Night Gallery (1969) [Jeremy Evans]: Falls down a flight of stairs in a panicked frenzy after Ossie Davis manipulates Roddy into thinking that his murdered uncle is coming back for revenge.
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) [Dr. Cornelius]: Shot to death by a group of humans while he and Kim Hunter are trying to escape. (Roddy and Kim were both in ape make-up in this movie, of course.) (Thanks to Stephen)
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) [Frank Gass]: Either burned to death or shot by Paul Newman after Paul chases him into a burning building; we don't see what happens after they go in, but we see the building collapse while they're both inside.
The Poseidon Adventure (1972) [Acres]: Drowned when an aftershock causes him to lose his grip and fall while climbing up a shaft with the other passengers. Ernest Borgnine goes into the water after him, but only Ernest surfaces; Roddy's body is not shown.
Arnold (1973) [Robert]: Crushed to death after putting on a suit that Norman Stuart had chemically treated to shrink around him. (Thanks to Jack)
Laserblast (1978) [Doctor Mellon]: Killed in an explosion when Kim Milford fires his alien weapon at Roddy's car as Roddy is driving along at night.
Class of 1984 (1982) [Terry Corrigan]: Killed in an explosion when his car blows up as he's trying to run over Timothy Van Patten. (Thanks to Michael)
Dead of Winter (1987) [Mr. Murray]: Stabbed in the throat (through his hand, with which he tried to shield himself) with an icepick by Mary Steenburgen. His body is shown again afterwards when Jan Rubes enters the bedroom and discovers him.
Shakma (Nemesis) (1990) [Sorenson]: Mauled to death by the baboon. (Thanks to John and ND)
Heads (1993) [Fibris Drake]: Decapitated (off-screen) with a machete by Ed Asner; his severed head is shown being dragged through the street on a leash by his dog afterwards, and his headless body is shown lying on the floor in his mansion when the police investigate.
Dead Man's Island (1996) [Trevor Dunaway]: Shot in the back by Christopher Cazenove, after Roddy pulls a gun on the other survivors. (Thanks to ND)