|Buddy Ebsen (1908 - 2003)
Brother (and Broadway dance partner) of Vilma Ebsen
|The Wonderful World of Disney: Davy Crockett at the Alamo (1955) [George Russell]: Shot by Mexican forces at the Alamo; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Fess Parker. (Although this episode depicted the deaths of Crockett and Russell, the series was so popular that several more stories were filmed, set before their deaths.) (Thanks to Michael and Stephen)
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955) [George Russell]: Shot by Mexican forces at the Alamo; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Fess Parker. (This feature was edited together from three episodes of The Wonderful World of Disney, including Davy Crockett at the Alamo.) (Thanks to Michael and STepehn)
Bonanza: The Sisters (1959) [Sheriff Jesse Sanders]: Shot in the chest in a shoot-out with Pernell Roberts; he dies shortly after confessing to killing Fay Spain.
Have Gun--Will Travel: El Paso Stage (1961) [Elmo Crane]: Shot to death in a gunfight with Richard Boone. (Thanks to Michael)
Night Gallery: The Waiting Room (1972) [Doc Soames]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by shooting himself in his office; he appears as a ghost in the afterlife "saloon," and we hear the shot after he leaves the saloon to relive his death.
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