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Dolores de Rio (with John McIntire) in Flaming Star

Dolores del Rio (1904 - 1983)

Film Deaths []

  • Bird of Paradise (1932) [Luana]: Jumps into a volcano as a human sacrifice.
  • La Otra (The Other One) (1946) [Magdalena Mendez/Maria Mendez]: Playing a dual role as twin sisters, one sister is killed by the other. (I haven’t seen this film myself, but The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film states that Bette Davis’ film Dead Ringer is based on a Dolores del Rio film, so I presume that this is the film they meant.
  • Flaming Star (1960) [Neddy Burton]: Shot in the lower chest/upper stomach by Douglas Dick while Delores is riding back home with her son (Elvis Presley). The next day Elvis is trying to get a doctor, she gets out of bed and wanders out into the prairie, where she dies in John McIntire’s arms after he finds her.

Notable Connections []

  • Ex-Mrs. Cedric Gibbons
  • Cousin of Ramon Navarro