Brian Dennehy (with William Hurt) in Gorky Park

Brian Dennehy (1938 - 2020)

Film DeathsEdit

  • Gorky Park (1983) [William Kirwill]: Disemboweled (off-screen) by Lee Marvin after being tied to a tree outside a farm; his body is shown afterwards when William Hurt arrives at the farm.
  • Silverado (1985) [Sheriff Cobb]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Kevin Kline.
  • Legal Eagles (1986) [Cavanaugh]: Burned to death after being trapped in a burning building during a fight with Robert Redford.
  • The Belly of an Architect (1987) [Stourley Kracklite]: Commits suicide by jumping from the balcony of a building; his body is shown lying in the street below.
  • In Broad Daylight (1991) [Len Rowan]: Shot to death by an unknown assailant. (The real-life case that this was based on remains unsolved.)
  • Tommy Boy (1995) [Thomas 'Big Tom' Callahan II]: Dies of a heart attack during his wedding.
  • Death of a Salesman (2000) [Willy Loman]: Commits suicide by walking into traffic.
  • Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)[Jasper O'Shea]: Killed by shrapnel after Laurence Fishburne pulls the pin on a grenade on Brian's jacket.

TV DeathsEdit

Notable ConnectionsEdit

Father of Elizabeth Dennehy and Kathleen Dennehy

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