Raymond Massey (with Rosalind Russell) in Mourning Becomes Electra

Raymond Massey (1896 - 1983)

Film DeathsEdit

  • The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) [Duke Michael]: Stabbed to death by Douglas Fairbanks Jr., just as Raymond caught Douglas trying to seduce his mistress Mary Astor. (Thanks to Harry)
  • Santa Fe Trail (1940) [John Brown]: Executed by hanging. (I haven't seen this movie, but I'm reasonably familiar with the history.)
  • Mourning Becomes Electra (1947) [Brigadier General Ezra Mannon]: Poisoned by his wife (Katina Paxinou); he dies shortly after his daughter (Rosalind Russell) hears the noise and enters the bedroom.
  • The Fountainhead (1949) [Gail Wynand]: Commits Suicide by shooting himself in the head, as Gary Cooper leaves his office.
  • Carson City (1952) [A.J. "Big Jack" Davis]: Gunned down in a running shootout in the rocks by Randolph Scott. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Seven Angry Men (God's Angry Men) (1955) [John Brown]: Executed by hanging. (I haven't seen this movie, but again, I'm familiar with the history.) (Thanks to Stephen)
  • Mackenna's Gold (1969) [The Preacher]: Hit in the back with a tomahawk by an Apache warrior after falling off his horse.

TV DeathsEdit

  • Ford Star Jubilee: The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1956) [Abraham Lincoln]: Shot in the head by Jack Lemmon in Ford's Theatre. (I haven't seen this myself, but we're all familiar with the history.)

Notable ConnectionsEdit

  • Brother of Vincent Massey (Governor-General of Canada 1952 - 1959)


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