Gary Cooper in Beau Geste

Gary Cooper (1901 - 1961)

Film DeathsEdit

  • Wings (1927) [Cadet White]: Accidentally crashes plane (off-screen) while practicing maneuvers in training camp. His bunk mates are told the news and to gather his belongings.
  • The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) [Lt. Alan McGregor]: Fatally wounded in battle with Douglas Dumbrille's men.
  • The Plainsman (1936) [Wild Bill Hickok]: Shot in the back by Porter Hall while Gary is playing poker. (Thanks to Zoran)
  • Beau Geste (1939) [Beau Geste]: Shot by Arab troops when they attack the fort; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to his brother (Ray Milland) His body is shown again later when his other brother (Robert Preston) discovers him, then places his body in bed and starts a fire to give him a "Viking funeral."
  • For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943) [Robert Jordan]: Killed (off-screen) by Nationalist soldiers when the injured Gary stays behind to hold them off and give others a chance to escape. The movie ends with Gary firing at the soldiers, but his fate is very clearly implied. (Thanks to Zoram, Paola and Bill)
  • Ten North Frederick (1958) [Joseph B. "Joe" Chapin]: Dies of alcohol-related illness shortly after Diane Varsi leaves his bedside. The movie begins with the funeral, then proceeds in flashback until it catches up to his death.

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