James Whitmore (left) with Ernest Borgnine (right) in Chuka

James Whitmore (1921 - 2009)

Film DeathsEdit

  • Them! (1954) [Sgt. Ben Peterson]: Killed by a giant ant while rescuing two children from a storm drain.
  • The Last Frontier (1955) [Gus]: Wounded and unhorsed he is shot in the back by an Indian in the final battle in the woods. (Thanks to Brian)
  • The Young Don't Cry (1957) [Rudy Krist]: Shot to death by J. Carrol Naish as James and Sal Mineo are trying to get away in a boat; James then falls overboard.
  • Chuka (1967) [Lou Trent]: Shot twice in the chest by Arapaho warriors during the assault on the fort. (Thanks to Robert and Brian)
  • The Relic (1997) [Dr. Albert Frock]: Killed (off-screen) by the monster (a mutated Lewis Van Bergen), after he stays behind rather than slow down Penelope Ann Miller and Tom Sizemore's escape. We only see him being confronted by said monster as it lunges cutting to his empty, overturned wheelchair when Penelope and Tom return. (Thanks to Brian)

TV DeathsEdit

  • The Big Valley: Target (1966) [Joshua Hawks]: Killed by falling debris when his plan to blow up the town council officials goes awry after Barbara Stanwyck unexpectedly arrives, which leads to him being shot in the leg by Peter Breck and his henchman Strother Martin has already set off the dynamite in the basement. (Thanks to Brian)

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