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Walter Brennan in The Far Country

Walter Brennan (1894 - 1974)

Walter is one of a few actors with more than one 'historically wrong' death scene.

Film Deaths[]

  • Kentucky (1938) [Peter Goodwin]: Dies of a heart attack after his horse wins the Kentucky Derby. (Thanks to Rick)
  • The Westerner (1940) [Judge Roy Bean]: Shot in the stomach during a shoot-out with Gary Cooper in a theatre; he dies after making his way backstage to meet Lilian Bond. (This is historically inaccurate because the real Judge Roy Bean died on March 16th, 1903 from old age and drinking too much).
  • Hangmen Also Die! (1943) [Stephan Novotny]: Executed by firing squad.

TV Deaths[]

  • Home for the Holidays (Deadly Desires) (1972 TV) [Benjamin Morgan]: Dies (off-screen) of either natural causes/old age or being poisoned by Eleanor Parker. We only see Julie Harris informing his daughters of his death afterwards.
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