|Robert Ryan (1909 - 1973)|
|Tender Comrade (1943) [Chris Jones]: Killed in combat (off-screen); we learn of his death when Ginger Rogers receives a telegram informing her.
Crossfire (1947) [Montgomery]: Shot to death by Robert Young while trying to escape.
The Woman on Pier 13 (I Married a Communist) (1949) [Brad Collins a.k.a. Frank Johnson]: Shot in the stomach in a shoot-out with Thomas Gomez in a warehouse; he dies in Laraine Day's arms shortly afterwards.
The Racket (1951) [Nick Scanlon]: Shot to death by William Conrad when Robert tries to escape.
The Naked Spur (1953) [Ben Vandergroat]: Shot to death by Ralph Meeker just as Robert is about to kill James Stewart; his body then falls over the cliff and into the river. James later retrieves Robert's body and brings it back into town. (Thanks to Stephen)
About Mrs. Leslie (1954) [George Leslie Hendersoll]: Killed in combat (off-screen); we learn of his death when Shirley Booth reads the news.
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) [Reno Smith]: Burned to death when Spencer Tracy throws a Molotov cocktail at him.
Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) [Earle Slater]: Killed in an explosion, along with Harry Belafonte, in a shoot-out at an oil refinery. Their bodies are shown afterwards (covered by sheets) lying on the ground as the police clear up the scene.
King of Kings (1961) [John the Baptist]: Decapitated (presumably off-screen) by Gregoire Aslan's soldiers, acting on Brigid Bazlen's request.
Billy Budd (1962) [John Claggart, Master-at-Arms]: Killed with a single blow to the face by Terence Stamp.
Hour of the Gun (1967) [Ike Clanton]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with James Garner. (Thanks to Stephen)
The Outfit (1973) [Mailer]: Shot to death by Joe Don Baker and Robert Duvall. (Thanks to Tony)