Josef Sommer in Sparkling Cyanide

Josef Sommer (1934 - )

Film Deaths Edit

  • Still of the Night (1982) [George Bynum]: Stabbed to death, off-screen by Sara Botsford in his car; his body is shown falling out of the car afterwards.

TV DeathsEdit

  • Mourning Becomes Electra (1978 miniseries) [Ezra Manning]: Poisoned by his wife (Joan Hackett); he dies shortly afterwards while talking to his daughter (Roberta Maxwell). (I haven’t seen this version, but I’ve seen Raymond Massey’s death in the 1947 version.)
  • Agatha Christie’s Sparkling Cynide (1983 TV) [George Barton]: Poisoned at a dinner party when he drinks champagne that Pamela Bellwood had laced with cyanide.
  • Brotherly Love (1985 TV) [Mr. Rafferty]: Shot in the chest with an arrow by Judd Hirsch in the woods, after Josef shoots at Judd.
  • Great Performances: Hamlet (1990) [Polonius]: Stabbed to death by Kevin Kline, who had mistaken him for Brian Murray.
  • Early Edition: The Wall: Part 2 (TV Series; 1997) [Secret Agent John Dobbs/J.T. Marley]: Shot to death in the back by Ron Dean. And saving the President of the United States for being assassinated. Framing Gary Hobson as a newspaper hero.
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