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 DeathsEdit

  • 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).
  • The Far Country (1954) [Ben Tatum]: Shot in the back by John McIntire's men in an ambush.
  • How the West Was Won (1962) [Colonel Jeb Hawkins]: Hit on the head with a chair by James Stewart during a big fight. (Thanks to Brian)

TV DeathsEdit

  • 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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