Rodd Redwing

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Rodd Redwing
Born (1904-08-24)August 24, 1904
New York City, New York, USA
Died May 29, 1971(1971-05-29) (aged 66)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Occupation Actor
Years active 1912-1970
Spouse(s) Erika Rosa Wagner

Rodd Redwing, also known as Roderic Redwing or Rodric Redwing (August 24, 1904 – May 29, 1971), was a Native American actor, noted for being the world’s greatest quick-draw artist[citation needed] with six-guns. He holds the record with two-tenths of a second of reaching for his six-gun, pulling it from the holster, and firing.[citation needed]

Biography[edit]

A Chickasaw, Redwing was one of the top gun, knife, tomahawk, and whip instructors in Hollywood. After coming to films for Cecil B. DeMille in 1931's The Squaw Man, he became gun handling coach to Alan Ladd, Ronald W. Reagan, Burt Lancaster, Glenn Ford, Richard Widmark, Anthony Quinn, Charlton Heston, Dean Martin, Fred MacMurray and scores more.

Between 1951 and 1967, he appeared in more than a dozen television programs, including a guest appearance on CBS's celebrity quiz show, What's My Line?

In eight episodes of the ABC/Desilu western television series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Redwing appeared in the part of "Mr. Brother", a Cheyenne friend and informer of deputy Marshal Wyatt Earp (Hugh O'Brian). Rico Alaniz similarly appeared with Redwing in the role of the Cheyenne "Mr. Cousin." In the 1958 episode "One", "Mr. Brother" is killed by the four-man Dry Gulch Gang. Several episodes of the series are spent as Marshal Earp hunts down the gang, one of whom has been given a haven by his girlfriend, the daughter of a rancher. All of the gang are ultimately hanged.[1][2]


Film credits[edit]

Death[edit]

Redwing died at age of 66, after appearing in The Red Sun. He suffered a heart attack aboard the flight from Spain and died 35 minutes later, just before the plane landed in Los Angeles. His ashes were urned in Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rodd Redwing". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rico Alaniz". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 

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