Famous Deaths in January 1977

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Jan 2 Erroll Garner, jazz pianist (Misty), dies at 53

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • Jan 3 Avraham Ofer, Israeli minister of housing, commits suicide
  • Jan 3 Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician, dies at 75
  • Jan 5 Onslow Stevens, actor (Mr Fisher-This is the Life), dies at 74
  • Jan 9 Alexey Kozlovsky, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 9 Hal Sawyer, TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62
  • Jan 12 Henri-Georges Clouzot, director (Diabolique, Truth), dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 14 Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1955-57) and Foreign Secretary, dies of liver cancer at 79

British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden

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Jan 14 Peter Finch, actor (Network, The Nun's Story, Judith), dies at 60

  • Jan 14 Ana├»s Nin, French author (b. 1903)
  • Jan 17 Gary Gilmore, executed in Utah, 1st US execution since 1967
  • Jan 18 Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80
  • Jan 18 Paul Nordoff, US composer (Frog Prince), dies at 67
  • Jan 18 Yvonne Printemps, actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81
  • Jan 19 Geraldine Brooks, actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51
  • Jan 21 John Vincent, composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 21 Zoltan Vasarhelyi, composer, dies at 76
  • Jan 21 Sandro Penna, Italian poet (b. 1906)
  • Jan 23 Bernard "Toots" Shor, barkeeper, dies at 73
  • Jan 25 Donald Kerr, actor (Devil Bat, Killer Bats), dies at 85
  • Jan 26 Margaret Hayes, actress (Robert Montgomery Presents), dies at 61
  • Jan 27 Walter Baldwin, actor (Gay Amigo), dies at 88
  • Jan 28 Burt Mustin, actor ("All in the Family", "The Andy Griffith Show"), dies at 92
  • Jan 29 E P "Buster" Nupen, cricketer (50 wickets for S Af, lost eye), dies
  • Jan 29 Freddie Prinze, comedian/actor (Chico & the Man), shoots himself at 22