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Jack Elam in Cattle Queen of Montana

Jack Elam (1920 - 2003)

Note: although many other sources give 1918 or 1916 as his year of birth. His Birth Certificate actually surfaced, indicating the 1920 date.

Film Deaths[]

  • High Lonesome (1950) [Smiling Man]: Shot in the chest by John Archer, just as Jack is about to shoot the mortally-wounded John Drew Barrymore. (Thanks to Harry)
  • One Way Street (1950) [Arnie]: Neck snapped when he hit the pavement after James Mason gave him a sleeping pill in a fight when Jack tried to kill James and Marta Toren in the car.
  • The Sundowners (Thunder in the Dust) (1950) [Earl Boyce]: Shot in the back by Robert Preston when Jack goes for his own gun in his cabin.
  • A Ticket To Tomahawk (1950) [Fargo]: Shot in the leg by Anne Baxter so he can't run away and can be questioned, but then shot dead by Rory Calhoun to stop him giving the game way. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Rawhide (1951) [Tevis]: Shot in the back by Susan Hayward just as Jack is about to kill Tyrone Power. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • The Battle at Apache Pass (1952) [Mescal Jack]: Killed (off-camera) by two Apache warriors acting on Jeff Chandler's orders. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Kansas City Confidential (1952) [Pete Harris]: Shot to death by police at an airport. (Thanks to Mac)
  • Lure of the Wilderness (1952) [Dave Longden]: Drowned in quicksand. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • Gun Belt (1953) [Kolloway]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with George Montgomery.
  • Cattle Queen of Montana (1954) [Yost]: Shot in the chest, along with another of Gene Evans' henchmen, in a shoot-out with Ronald Reagan. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • The Far Country (1954) [Frank Newberry, Gannon's Deputy]: Shot in the chest in a shoot-out with James Stewart in the street. (Thanks to Stephen)
  • Jubilee Trail (1954) [Whitey]: Shot in the chest in a shoot-out with Forrest Tucker in the saloon.
  • Ride Clear of Diablo (1954) [Tim Lowerie]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Audie Murphy outside a saloon. (Thanks to Brian and Gordon)
  • The Man from Laramie (1955) [Chris Boldt]: Killed (off-screen); we learn of his death afterwards when James Millican arrests James Stewart for the murder. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1955) [Burger]: Trampled to death by elephants. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • Wichita (1955) [Al Mann]: Shot to death, along with Rayford Barnes, in a shoot-out with Peter Graves, Joel McCrea, and John Smith. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • Thunder Over Arizona (1956) [Deputy Slats Callahan]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Gregory Walcott at the jailhouse. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Dragoon Wells Massacre (1957) [Tioga]: Stabbed in the back in a fight with an Apache warrior. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) [Tom McLaury]: Shot to death by Burt Lancaster during the OK Corral shootout (after Burt kills Jack's brother (Mickey Simpson)).
  • Night Passage (1957) [Shotgun]: Shot in a shoot-out with James Stewart and Audie Murphy at the logging mill. (Thanks to Brian)
  • The Comancheros (1961) [Horseface]: Shot to death by John Wayne as Jack charges towards John on horseback. (Thanks to Brian and Gordon)
  • 4 for Texas (1963) [Dobie]: Shot to death by Charles Bronson during an argument following a botched stagecoach robbery. (Thanks to Brian and Gordon)
  • The Rare Breed (1966) [Deke Simons]: Hits his head on a rock when he falls from his horse at the end of a fight with James Stewart. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • The Last Challenge (1967) [Ernest Scarnes]: Scalped (off-screen) by Native American warriors; his body is shown afterwards when Chad Everett and Glenn Ford discover him. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • Firecreek (1968) [Norman]: Stabbed with a pitchfork at the end of a fight with James Stewart in a stable. (Thanks to Brian and Gordon)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (C'era una volta il West) (1968) [Snaky]: Shot in the chest (along with Woody Strode and Al Mulock) in a shoot-out with Charles Bronson at a train station. (Thanks to Brian and Gordon)
  • Hannie Caulder (1971) [Frank Clemens]: Shot to death by Raquel Welch, causing him to fall out of the hotel window and land on Diana Dors' companion. (Thanks to Indrico, Brian, and Gordon)
  • The Last Rebel (1971) [Matt]: Shot in the chest by Jessica Dublin.
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) [Alamosa Bill]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Kris Kristofferson in front of Bob Dylan's general store. (Thanks to Stephen)
  • The Winds of Autumn (1976) [J. Pete Hankins]: Shot in the chest, along with Andrew Prine and Jimmy Clem in a shoot-out with Earl E. Smith.
  • Sacred Ground (1983) [Lum Witcher]: Shot in the back with arrows by the Native Americans.

Television Deaths[]

Notable Connections[]

  • Mr. Jean L. Hodgert (widowed)
  • Mr. Margaret Jennison

Gallery[]

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