James Anderson in Ruby Gentry

James Anderson (1921 - 1969)

Film Deaths:Edit

  • Along the Great Ride (1951) [Dan Roden]: Shot in the back by Kirk Douglas as James tries to run.
  • The Duel At Silver Creek (1952) [Rat Face Blake]: Shot dead by Audie Murphy who dives through the window of the cabin.. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Ruby Gentry (1952) [Jewel Corey]: Shot in the chest by his sister Jennifer Jones in the swamp, after James shoots Charlton Heston.
  • The Great Jesse James Raid (1953) [Johnny Dorette]: Driving the getaway wagon with Barbara Payton, he is killed when one of Jim Bannon' s henchmen throws a stick of dynamite into the road and it explodes under the wagon. His body is not seen, but Payton's is, crushed under one of the wagon wheels. (Thanks to Brian)

Television Deaths:Edit

  • Perry Mason: The Case of the Ill-Fated Father (1960) [Stan Piper]: Shot in the chest (off-screen) by William Campbell in the burning cabin. His body is shown afterwards when Sue Randall discovers him, as it is originally believed to be William dead, until William turns out alive.
  • The Westerner: School Days (1960) [Frank Ritchie]: Shot in the schoolhouse by Brian Keith. He dies a little later at the family ranch. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Gunsmoke: The Wrong Man (1966) [Harmon]: Shot twice in the back (off-screen) during a stagecoach robbery. When James Arness and his deputies come across the scene the stage driver informs them that one of his passengers (uncredited) knew how to use a gun. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Gunsmoke: Vengeance: Part 2 (1967) [Hiller] Having a bath in the Chinese bathhouse where James Stacy confronts him, he throws a bucket at Stacy whose gun goes off as it hits him and the bullet kills Anderson. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Gunsmoke: Blood Money (1968) [Jesse Hill]: Gunned down by James Arness who rides up just after James and Hank Brandt have shot Anthony Zerbe . (Thanks to Brian)

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