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Vic Morrow in Captains and the Kings

Vic Morrow (1929 - 1982)

Film Deaths[]

  • 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/1LT Douglas Neidermyer]: Morrow dies twice during the film's first segment where he plays Bill Connor, a racist, anti-semetic bigot who is sent back to various points and places in time that were very difficult for the ethnicities he discriminated against. First, he falls to his death off a ledge after fleeing and being shot at by Nazis in occupied France who see him as a Jewish person, then after escaping KKK members who see him as a black man in the '50s Deep South, and as Lieutenant Neidermyer, he is shot to death by his troops in Vietnam who mistake him for a Vietcong guerilla. The explosion knocks him back in Nazi-occupied France where he has the infamous Yellow Jude Star slapped onto his coat. He is shoved onto a train with other unfortunate Jewish people and cries out to Charles Hallahan and his other friend, but they can't hear him and the train carts him off to a concentration camp where he very likely dies. Originally Morrow's character was going to survive and be redeemed by saving two Vietnamese children from a bombing of their village by the US Army. Unfortunately this never came to fruition as Vic Morrow and two child actors were infamously killed during a fatal helicopter crash while filming due to the chopper flying too low and something left on an explosive barrel destroying the tail-rotor and causing the chopper to crash, one of the child actors being crushed by the helicopter and Marrow and the other child actor getting decapitated and chopped up by main rotor.

TV Deaths[]

  • The Rifleman: The Angry Gun (1958) [Johnny Cotton]: Shot in the stomach by Chuck Connors; he dies  shortly after climbing up to him.
  • The Rifleman: Letter of the Law (1958) [Brett Stocker]: Gunned down by Chuck Connors after breaking into the town jail to retrieve a pair of fancy revolvers.
  • Tom Sawyer (1973) [Injun Joe]: Killed by a big rock that falls on him while chasing Josh Albee and Karen Pearson in the cave.
  • The Streets Of San Francisco: The Twenty-Four Karat Plague (1973) [Vic Tolliman]: Hit by a delivery van as he runs across the road fleeing from Michael Douglas. (Thanks to Brian)
  • 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[]

  • Ex-Mr. Barbara Turner.