George C. Scott in Firestarter

George C. Scott (1927 - 1999)

Film DeathsEdit

  • Rage (1972) [Dan Logan]: Poisoned by exposure to nerve gas and dies from its lingering effects.
  • The New Centurions (1973) [Andy Kilvinski]: Commits suicide by shooting himself.
  • The Hindenburg (1975) [Colonel Franz Ritter]: Killed in the explosion, while attempting to disarm the bomb planted by William Atherton. We only see a glimpse of the reaction on George's face, along with Roy Thinnes (who survives the film) being blown away in the foreground.
  • Islands in the Stream (1977) [Thomas Hudson]: Shot to death by Cuban sailors while helping to smuggle WWII refugees into Havana.
  • Movie Movie (1978) [Gloves Malloy/Spats Baxter]: Playing a dual role in the two stories, "Gloves" is shot to death by gangsters; "Spats" dies of a terminal illness while backstage at the theatre.
  • Firestarter (1984) [John Rainbird]: Burned to death in an explosion when Drew Barrymore uses her powers to ignite a bullet in midair after George fires it at her. (Note: the 2002 sequel Firestarter 2: Rekindled revealed that the character, now played by Malcolm McDowell, had survived the explosion, but it's clear the original novel and film intended this as a death scene.)
  • Angus (1995) [Grandpa Ivan Bethune]: Dies of natural causes, with Charlie Talbert by his side.

TV DeathsEdit

  • Oliver Twist (1982 TV) [Fagin]: Executed (off-screen) by hanging.
  • Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985) [Benito Mussolini]: Executed, along with Virginia Madsen, by a firing squad of partisans; their bodies are then hanged upside-down in the square.

Notable ConnectionsEdit

  • Ex-Mr. Carolyn Hughes.
  • Ex-Mr. Patricia Reed.


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