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Rodd Redwing

Rodd Redwing (Roderic/Rodric Redwing), (August 24, 1904, New York, NY - May 30, 1971, Los Angeles, CA), was a Native American actor, noted for being the world’s greatest quick-draw artist with six-guns. He holds the record with two-tenths of a second, reaching for his six-gun, pulling it out of the holster, and firing.

Biography

A full-blooded Chickasaw Indian, 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 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 upwards of Thirteen television programs.

Film credits

  • Charro! - (1969)
  • Shalako - (1968)
  • Johnny Reno - (1966)
  • Sergeants 3 - (1962)
  • One-Eyed Jacks - (1961)
  • Flaming Star - (1960)
  • Heller in Pink Tights - (1960)
  • The Flame Barrier - (1958)
  • Copper Sky - (1957)
  • Jaguar - (1956)
  • The Ten Commandments - (1956)
  • The Mole People - (1956)
  • Cattle Queen of Montana - (1954)
  • Creature From the Black Lagoon - (1954)
  • Elephant Walk - (1954)
  • The Naked Jungle - (1953)
  • Conquest of Cochise - (1953)
  • Flight to Tangier - (1953)
  • Saginaw Trail - (1953)
  • Winning of the West - (1953)
  • Last of the Comanches - (1952)
  • The Pathfinder - (1952)
  • Rancho Notorious - (1952)
  • Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory - (1952)
  • Hellgate - (1952)
  • Little Big Horn - (1951)
  • Kim - (1950) -
  • Song of India - (1949)
  • We Were Strangers - (1949)
  • Apache Chief - (1949)
  • Key Largo - (1948)
  • Intrigue - (1947)
  • The Last Round-Up - (1947)
  • Out of the Depths - (1946)
  • Singin' in the Corn - (1946)
  • Objective, Burma! - (1945)
  • Rainbow Island - (1944)
  • Sonora Stagecoach - (1944)
  • The Story of Dr. Wassell - (1944)

Death

Rodd 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 at LAX.

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