Kim Hunter in 'The Kindred'
Kim Hunter (1922 - 2002)
Mrs. Robert Emmett
(TV writer)
Rawhide: Incident of the Misplaced Indians (1959) [Amelia Spaulding]: Shot in the stomach while trying to escape the lawmen; she dies in Clint Eastwood's arms shortly afterwards. (Thanks to Anonymous)

Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) [Dr. Zira]: Falls to her death after being shot by Eric Braeden, while Kim and Roddy McDowall are trying to escape. (Kim and Roddy were wearing ape make-up for this movie, of course.) (Thanks to PortsGuy, Stephen, and XMan)

Bad Ronald (1974) [Elaine Wilby]: Dies (presumably off-screen) in the hospital during surgery. (I haven't seen this movie, but have read the premise on its IMDB entry.)

Backstairs at the White House (1979) [First Lady Ellen Wilson]: Dies of kidney disease. (I haven't seen this mini-series, but I'm familiar with the historic facts.)

The Kindred (1987) [Dr. Amanda Hollins]: Dies of a heart attack in her hospital room, while Rod Steiger tries to get information from her.
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