|Richard Widmark (1914 - 2008)
Former father-in-law of Sandy Koufax
|Road House (1948) [Jefty Robbins]: Shot by Ida Lupino as he attacks her with a rock; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Cornel Wilde.
The Street with No Name (1948) [Alec Stiles]: Shot to death by Mark Stevens. (Thanks to Gordon)
Yellow Sky (1948) [Dude]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Gregory Peck.
Night and the City (1950) [Harry Fabian]: Killed by Mike Mazurki, who then throws his body into the river.
Broken Lance (1954) [Ben Devereaux]: Shot to death by Eduard Franz just as Richard is about to shoot Robert Wagner. (Thanks to Brian and Gordon)
Garden of Evil (1954) [Fiske]: Mortally wounded (off-screen) in a battle with Apache warriors after he stays behind and fights them off so that Gary Cooper and Susan Hayward can escape; he dies shortly after Gary comes back for him.
The Law and Jake Wade (1958) [Clint Hollister]: Shot in the chest in a shoot-out with Robert Taylor in the street of the ghost town. (Thanks to Brian)
The Alamo (1960) [Jim Bowie]: Stabbed with bayonets by Mexican soldiers while he's lying wounded in his bunk. (Thanks to Brian)
The Bedford Incident (1965) [Captain Eric Finlander]: Killed in an explosion, along with the rest of his ship's crew, when a Soviet submarine launches a torpedo at them. (Thanks to Gordon)
Madigan (1968) [Detective Daniel Madigan]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Steve Inhat.
Death of a Gunfighter (1969) [Marshal Frank Patch]: Shot to death by several townspeople as he walks down the street, after a signal from David Opatashu. (Thanks to Brian)
The Moonshine War (1970) [Dr. Emmett Taulbee]: Killed in an explosion, along with Lee Hazlewood and the rest of their gang, in a trap set up by Alan Alda. (Thanks to Gordon)
When the Legends Die (1972) [Red Dillon]: Dies of alcohol-related illness, while talking to Frederic Forrest in a hotel room. (Thanks to Gordon)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) [Mr. Ratchet]: Stabbed to death by Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Colin Blakely, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Anthony Perkins, Dennis Quilley, Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Roberts, and Michael York (each one stabbing him in turn), after Richard had been drugged in his train compartment. His body is shown afterwards when Jean-Pierre, John, and Albert Finney enter the compartment, and the murder is shown in flashback when Albert explains the solution. (Thanks to James, Barnaba, Brian, and Jack)
The Domino Principle (The Domino Killings) (1977) [Marvin Tagge]: Killed in an explosion when his car is blown up, as Candace Bergen and Gene Hackman look on helplessly from an airplane. (Thanks to Gordon)