Jessica Walter in She's Dressed to Kill

Jessica Walter (1941 - )

Film DeathsEdit

  • Play Misty for Me (1971) [Evelyn Draper]: Falls over a balcony and off a cliff during a struggle with Clint Eastwood. Her body is shown afterwards floating in the water below.
  • She's Dressed to Kill (Someone's Killing the World's Greatest Models) (1979) [Irene Barton]: Bludgeoned to death with a fireplace poker by Jim McMullan in her bedroom; the scene cuts away right before impact, but her body is shown afterwards when everybody else rushes in after hearing her scream.

TV DeathsEdit

  • Home for the Holidays (Deadly Desires) (1972 TV) [Frederica Morgan]: Drowned in the bathtub when Eleanor Parker pulls her legs out of the water (causing her head to go under) while Jessica is passed out drunk.
  • Quincy, M.E.: Images (1978) [Jessica Ross/Catherine Benton]: Playing a dual role; Catherine kills Jessica in the beginning of the episode by burning her to death with an explosive package (Catherine survives the episode and poses as Jessica before her off-screen arrest)
  • Murder, She Wrote: Unauthorized Obituary (1991) [Jane Dawson]: Electrocuted when Sam Behrens pushes a TV set into her bathtub. Her body is shown afterwards when Cathy Podewell and Sam enter the bathroom, and her death is shown in a flashback when Angela Lansbury explains what happened. (Thanks to Dignan)
  • Dinosaurs: Changing Nature (1994) [Fran Sinclair]: Providing the voice of a puppet dinosaur, she dies (off-screen), along with everybody else in the series, when the ice age begins and all the dinosaurs die. (Thanks to Kyle)
  • Murder, She Wrote: The Murder Channel (1994) [Gwen Noble]: Shot in the chest by Aaron Lustig in an apartment. The murder (but not the killer) is shown on closed-circuit TV when Angela Lansbury's TV accidentally picks up the signal, and is shown again in more detail in flashback towards the end of the episode.

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