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Edward G

Edward G. Robinson in Little Caesar

Edward G. Robinson (1893 - 1973)

Film Deaths:[]

  • Little Caesar (1931) [Cesare Errico "Rico" Bandello]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with police. See Famous Last Words.(Thanks to Jeffrey and Tracey)
  • Tiger Shark (1932) [Mike Mascarenhas]: Bitten by sharks after getting tangled in the line and being pulled overboard; he dies shortly after being pulled out of the water, while talking to Richard Arlen and Zita Johann. (Thanks to Tracey)
  • Silver Dollar (1932) [Yates Martin]: Dies of appendicitis.
  • The Whole Town's Talking (1935) [Arthur Ferguson Jones/"Killer" Mannion]:  As "Killer" Mannion, is shot to death by his gang, who mistake him for his lookalike, Jones (who survives the movie), who tricked them into shooting Mannion.
  • Bullets or Ballots (1936) [Johnny Blake]: Shot in the side in a shoot-out with Humphrey Bogart (whom he kills). He manages long enough to be driven to the gangster hideout and show the police it, before collapsing and dying of his wound. (Thanks to Paul)
  • The Last Gangster (1937) [Joe Krozac] Shot by Alan Baxter who he also happens to kill.
  • Kid Galahad (1937) [Nick Donati]: Shot in the chest by Humphrey Bogart; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Bette Davis.
  • Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) [Dr. Paul Ehrlich]: Dies of old age/natural causes in bed at his home surrounded by family members and colleagues. (Thanks to Stephen)
  • Manpower (1941) [Hank 'Gimpy' McHenry]: Falls to his death at the end of a struggle with George Raft. He is also clinically dead earlier in the film when he gets electrocuted while working on a utility pole, but is revived by George. (Thanks to Tracey)
  • The Red House (1947) [Pete Morgan]: Drowned after he drives his car into the water while being pursued by Arthur Space. (Thanks to DeMan)
  • All My Sons (1948) [Joe Keller] Shoots himself off-screen. We only hear the shot.
  • Key Largo (1948) [Johnny Rocco]: Shot to death by Humphrey Bogart during a game of cat-and-mouse onboard Edward's boat. (Thanks to Mac and Tracey)
  • Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948) [John Triton]: Shot to death by the police after being mistaken for the killer just as he saves Gail Russell from the actual killer. (Thanks to Tracey)
  • Actors and Sin (Ben Hecht's Actor's Blood and Woman of Sin) (1952) [Maurice Tillayou]: Commits suicide by stabbing himself in the chest after the lights go out at a gathering of his enemies, in order to make them all suspects in his "murder"; he dies shortly after the lights come back on, as Dan O'Herlihy kneels beside him. (Thanks to DeMan)
  • The Glass Webb (1953) [Henry Hayes] Shot in the chest by the police. He dies while talking to John Forsythe.
  • Black Tuesday (1954) [Canelli] Shot by Peter Graves.
  • The Ten Commandments (1956) [Dathan]: Falls into a burning crevice that opens up when Charlton Heston throws the commandment tablets at the golden calf Edward is worshipping.
  • The Prize (1963) [Dr. Max Stratman/Imposter]: Playing two roles, the 'Imposter' is shot by Sacha Pitoëff while trying to run away. His makeup/disguise is then pulled off. 'Max Stratman' is also clinically dead earlier in the film, but is revived when someone (I forget the actor) electrocutes his body.
  • Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) [Big Jim] Shot by everyone at his birthday party (Played for comic effect)
  • Mackenna's Gold (1969) [Old Adams]: Killed (off-screen) during a battle between the cavalry, Apache warriors, and Omar Sharif's gang of bandits. We last see Edward staggering blindly through the carnage, but it's strongly implied that he dies. (Thanks to DeMan)
  • Soylent Green (1973) [Sol Roth]: Drinks poison in the self-assisted suicide facility upon learning that Soylent Green is made from people; he dies while talking to a sobbing Charlton Heston (who was actually crying in this scene because of Robinson's terminal cancer; Robinson died just twelve days after this scene was completed). (Thanks to Tracey and Ken)

Television Deaths:[]

  • The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (1970; TV Movie) [Emile Pulska]: Shot in the back. Dies in his son's (Martin Balsam) arms.
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