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Paul Picerni killed in 'Rawhide: Incident of the Dancing Death'

Paul Picerni (1922 - 2011)

Film Deaths:[]

  • Fort Worth (1951) [Joe Castro]: Shot twice in the chest in a shoot-out with Randolph Scott.
  • Riding Shotgun (1954) [Bob Purdee]: Killed (off-screen) by James Millican's gang during a stagecoach robbery; we learn of his death afterwards when Randolph Scott returns to town and gets the news.
  • The Scalphunters (1968) [Frank] Shot by Burt Lancaster.

TV Deaths:[]

  • Mr. & Mrs. North: The Girl in Cell 13 (1954) [Bert Conroy]: Commits suicide by jumping out the window of his office while being cornered by Francis De Sales and Richard Denning.
  • Rawhide: Incident of the Dancing Death (1960) [Bahari]: Fatally stabbed in the back with a knife thrown by Michael Mark when Paul starts to break down as Mabel Albertson was placing a Gypsy curse on the man that killed her son (Warren Oates) even though she thought it was Eric Fleming .
  • Combat!: The Furlough (1966) [Private Harold Vincent]: Mortally wounded by a German sniper. He dies moments later talking to Vic Morrow. See Famous Last Words.
  • Mannix: Voice in the Dark(1971) [Roger Stack]: Shot to death by Robert Reed.

Noteworthy Connections[]

  • Father of Paul V. Picerni jr. and Marilyn Picerni (stunt performers).
  • Grandfather of Rick Picerni (stunt performer).