|Jason Robards Sr. (1892 - 1963)
a.k.a. Jason Robards
Father of Jason Robards Jr.
Grandfather of Sam, Jake, and Jason (III) Robards
|Wayne Murder Case (A Strange Adventure) (1932) [Dr. Bailey]: Electrocuted when he grabs the power lines after jumping from the roof to escape police.
The Fatal Hour (Mr. Wong at Headquarters) (1940) [Griswold]: Stabbed to death (off-screen) with a file by Charles Trowbridge in the police station; his body is shown afterwards sitting on the bench when Marjorie Reynolds (thinking he's still alive) shakes his shoulder to get his attention, causing him to fall over.
Thunder Mountain (1947) [Jim Gardner]: Shot in the chest by Tom Keene as Jason leads Virginia Owens to safety; his body is shown again afterwards when Robert Clarke, Tim Holt, and Martha Hyer discover him.
Wild Horse Mesa (1947) [Pop Melburn]: Bludgeoned to death with a pistol butt by Harry Woods.
Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949) [Charles Carter]: Shot to death by Damian O'Flynn (taking advantage of Gene Autry's shooting a mountain lion to cover the sound of his own shot). His body is shown again afterwards when Gene discovers him and assumes that one of his own stray shots accidentally hit Jason.