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Sam Jaffe in The Scarlett Empress

Sam Jaffe's death in The Scarlet Empress

Sam Jaffe (1891 - 1984)

Film Deaths []

  • The Scarlet Empress (1934) [Grand Duke Peter]: Killed by Gavin Gordon in the palace; the scene is mostly blocked from view by a large Crucifix.
  • Lost Horizon (1937) [High Lama]: Dies of old age while talking to Ronald Colman.
  • Gunga Din (1939) [Gunga Din]: Killed in a battle with the Thuggees after sounding an alarm on his bugle to warn the British troops.
  • Guns for San Sebastian (1968) [Father Joseph] Shot in the chest by Jorge Russek.
  • The Dunwich Horror (1970) [Old Whateley]: Fatally injured when he falls down a flight of stairs while trying to take a book of magic from Dean Stockwell. His body is shown afterwards in the cemetery when Dean attempts to bury him and is stopped by the townspeople. (Thanks to Stephen)

TV Deaths []

  • The Westerner: The Old Man (1960) [Old Man McKeen]: Shot in the chest by Michael T. Mikler during the big shootout. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Night Gallery (1969) [Bleum]: Strangled by Richard Kiley after Sam confronts Richard about his past war crimes. (Thanks to Stephen)
  • Columbo: Forgotten Lady (1975) [Dr. Henry Willis]: Shot in the head when his wife (Janet Leigh) puts a gun in his hand, to make it look like suicide, while he's asleep. His body is later seen when police investigate the scene. (Thanks to Lorenzo)

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