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Buddy Ebsen appearing in "Bonanza: The Sisters".

Buddy Ebsen (1908 - 2003)

Film Deaths:Edit

  • Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955) [George "Georgie" Russell]: Shot in the chest by a Mexican soldier as he tries to light a cannon, he later dies talking to Fess Parker. (This Feature was edited together from three episodes of The Wonderful World of Disney including Davy Crockett At the Alamo.

Television Deaths:Edit

  • The Wonderful World of Disney: Davy Crockett At The Alamo (1954) [George "Georgie" Russell]: Shot in the chest by a Mexican soldier as he tries to light a cannon, he later dies talking to Fess Parker. (Although this episode depicted the deaths of Crockett and Russell, The series was so popular that several more episodes were filmed, set before their deaths). (Thanks to Michael and Stephen)
  • Bonanza: The Sisters (1959) [Sheriff Jesse Sanders]: Shot in the chest by Pernell Roberts after he pulls a gun on him in an attempt to kill him, before he dies he confesses he was the one who killed Fay Spain.
  • Rawhide: Incident of the Stargazer (1960) [Will Kinch}: Shot to death by Sheb Wooley as Buddy was preparing to burn the house down with Sheb, Dorothy Green, Tom Fadden and Paul Brinegar supposedly locked in the attic.
  • Night Gallery: The Waiting Room (1972) [Doc Soames]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by shooting himself in his office; he appears as a ghost in the afterlife "saloon," and we hear the shot after he leaves the saloon to relive his death.

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