RIP, Richard Dawson.

He was 79 years old.

I’ll be honest: I’m going to remember him best for his part in The Running Man, which was… a mediocre film, except for Dawson.  I forget who said at the time that Richard Dawson deserved – and wouldn’t get – an Oscar for his role, but I agree: he was robbed.


  • Spegen says:

    Mediocre yes, but sure had a lot of foreshadowing that came true in modern media

  • Kevin says:

    How about his brief appearance at the end of “King Rat” (1965)?

  • HeartbreakRidge says:

    mostly because I’ve seen it alot, and it is an AWESOME movie, I remember him in The Devil’s Brigade.

  • Kimberly Marvel says:

    Wasn’t he also on Hogan’s Heros? Loved that show growing up. But I agree with Moe, I’ll remember him in Running Man before I remember him on anything else.

  • Wombat-socho says:

    God rest ye, Corporal Newkirk.

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