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Telly Savalas in Mackenna's Gold

Telly Savalas (1922 - 1994)

Film Deaths

  • The Scalphunters (1968) [Jim Howie]: Shot in the chest by Ossie Davis during a struggle. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Mackenna's Gold (1969) [Sergeant Tibbs]: Hacked in the chest when Ted Cassidy throws a tomahawk at him.
  • Violent City (Città violenta; The Family) (1970) [Al Weber]: Shot in the chest by Charles Bronson in Telly's office.
  • A Town Called Hell (A Town Called Bastard) (1971) [Don Carlos] Dies after being tortured and being tied a piece of wood out in the sun. 
  • Crime Boss (I Familiari della vittime non saranno avvertiti; The Mafia Terminator) (1972) [Don Vincenzo]: Machine-gunned by Antonio Sabato Sr. (Thanks to Johan)
  • A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (Una Ragione per vivere e una per morire; Massacre at Fort Holman) (1972) [Major Ward]: Stabbed in the chest with a saber by James Coburn.
  • Scenes from a Murder (L'Assassino... è al telefono) (1972) [Ranko Drasovic]: Crushed to death when a theatrical backdrop falls on him while he's chasing Anne Heywood through the theater.
  • Horror Express (Panico en el Transiberiano) (1973) [Captain Kazan]: Killed when the body-possessing alien "erases" his brain; he is brought back to life (along with several of the alien's other victims) under the alien's control, and is killed once again when the train crashes.
  • Redneck (Senza ragione) (1973) [Memphis] Shot in the back of the head by a police sniper bullet. 
  • Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) [Stefan Svevo]: Killed in an explosion (along with his remaining henchmen) when someone (I couldn't tell who) shoots their explosive boxes causing the Poseidon to blow up.

TV Deaths

  • Joys (1976) [Lt. Theo Kojak]: Killed by Johnny Carson (as is every other guest-star in the special). (Played for comic effect.)
  • Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980; TV movie) [Cretzer]: Shot to death along with Ronny Cox and Robert Davi during their attempt to escape Alcatraz.

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