Melissa Gilbert in 'Choices of the Heart'
Melissa Gilbert (1964 - )
Granddaughter of Harry Crane
(comedian/screenwriter)
Half-sister of
Sara Gilbert
Ex-Mrs. Bo Brinkman
Mrs. Bruce Boxleitner
Little House on the Prairie: The Music Box (1977) [Laura Ingalls]: Executed by hanging in a dream sequence, brought on by her guilt over stealing Alison Arngrim's music box. (Obviously, nothing of the sort happens in reality.) (Thanks to PortsGuy)

The Diary of Anne Frank (1980) [Anne Frank]: Dies of typhus (presumably off-screen) in a concentration camp. (I haven't seen this version, so I don't know whether any end-of-movie text reveals her fate, but the facts of her life are well known.) (Thanks to PortsGuy)

Choices of the Heart (In December the Roses Will Bloom Again) (1983) [Jean Donovan]: Raped and killed (off-screen), along with Pamela Bellwood and some other missionaries, by a group of Salvadorian soldiers. Her body is shown afterwards when they are found in a makeshift grave. (Thanks to Johan)

Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife (1987) [Marian]: Shot in the stomach by her husband (Joe Penny). (Thanks to Gerardo)

Dying to Remember (1993) [Lynn Matthews]: Murdered, although I don't know the circumstances. (I haven't seen this movie, but I have read a plot summary indicating that Melissa plays a dual role as both the present-day heroine and her "previous-life" incarnation, who was murdered.)

House of Secrets (Conspiracy of Terror) (1993) [Marion Ravinel]: Dies of a heart attack from fright when Bruce Boxleitner pretends to have come back from the dead. (Thanks to Drew)

Babylon 5: Z'ha'dum (1996) [Anna Sheridan]: Killed in an explosion when a Vorlon ship crashes into the building, while Bruce Boxleitner leaps down a pit to escape the destruction.

The Outer Limits: Relativity Theory (1998) [Teresa Janovitch]: Killed, along with the rest of the survey team, by aliens. (Thanks to Christopher)
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