Vic Morrow in Captains and the Kings

Vic Morrow (1929 - 1982)

Film Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • King Creole (1958) [Shark]: Stabbed (we don't see exactly where) with his own knife during a struggle with Elvis Presley in an alley. (Thanks to Robert)
  • Cimarron (1960) [Wes Jennings]: Shot in the chest during a shoot-out with Glenn Ford at the Schoolhouse (possibly an inside reference to The Blackboard Jungle, in which both starred).
  • Posse from Hell (1961) [Crip]: Shot dead by Audie Murphy during a running gunfight in the rocks and brush.(Thanks to Brian)
  • Great White (L'Ultimo squalo; The Last Shark; Shark) (1981) [Ron Hamer]: Drowned in the ocean while wearing an explosive-covered vest; his body is shown afterwards when it washes up and is eaten by the shark, before James Franciscus sets off the explosives. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
  • 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1990: I guerreri del Bronx) (1982) [Hammer]: Shot with an arrow by Mark Gregory. (Thanks to Johan)
  • Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) [Bill Conner]: In the first segment, he is killed in several different ways while being transported into different situations - only to transport to a different situation each time he dies. First, he falls from a high ledge to his death while being shot at by Nazi officer Kai Wulff, who sees Bill as a Jew. Second, Bill is shot to death by Ku Klux Klansmen - led by John Larroquette - who see him as an Afro-American. Third, Bill is blown up by a grenade when a squad of American Soldiers see him as a Viet Cong. Finally, Bill is possibly killed (off screen) in a concentration camp after the segment ends; the segment ends with Bill on a train with several Jewish people, so his final death is heavily implied (the segment was originally supposed to end with Vic redeeming himself by rescuing two Vietnamese children, but his real-life death in an accident during filming forced the writers to change it).

TV Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Captains and the Kings (1976 miniseries) [Senator Tom Hennessey]: Dies of pneumonia after passing out drunk in an alley in the rain; his body is shown afterwards when a policeman discovers him, then again during his funeral.
  • Greatest Heroes of the Bible: Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar (1979) [Arioch]: Stabbed by a loose slave as Vic tries to assassinate Hans Conried. (though I'm not 100% sure of this)
  • Charlie's Angels: Angel in Hiding (1980) [Harry Stearns]: Shot to death by the murderer in the car. Tanya Roberts mourns him.

Notable Connections[edit | edit source]

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