|Jim Davis (1909 - 1981)|
|The Last Command (1955) [Ben Evans]: Shot in the head by a Mexican soldier. (Thanks to Gordon)
Bonanza: The Gift (1961) [Sam Wolfe]: Shot to death by Lorne Greene. (Thanks to Gordon)
Have Gun--Will Travel: The Treasure (1962) [Long]: Shot to death. (Thanks to Michael)
Five Bloody Graves (1970) [Clay Bates]: Stabbed in the chest by John 'Bud' Cardos after John stakes him to the ground.
Rio Lobo (San Timoteo) (1970) [Rio Lobo Deputy]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with John Wayne. (Thanks to Michael)
Night Gallery: The Waiting Room (1972) [Abe Bennett]: Shot in the head (off-screen) by a deputy while hiding in a bell tower; he appears as a ghost in the afterlife "saloon," and we hear the bell tolling after he leaves the saloon to relive his death.
The Parallax View (1974) [Senator John Hammond]: Shot in the back by a Parallax Corporation assassin while Jim is driving a cart through an assembly hall during a campaign-stop rehearsal.
Dallas: The Search (1982) [Jock Ewing]: Killed (off-screen) in a helicopter crash; his death is confirmed when his sons find his medallion in a lake. He had last appeared on-screen in the 1981 episode New Beginnings. (After Jim's death in real life, the producers kept the character off-screen (working in South America) for nearly a year, until they decided whether to recast the role or let the character die.)
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