Deaths in Film & Television in January 1980

  • Jan 3 Ivan Triesault, actor (Von Ryan's Express, Desert Fox), dies at 81
  • Jan 7 Sarah Selby, actress (Tower of London), dies at 74
  • Jan 17 Barbara Britton, actress (Pamela-Mr & Mrs North), dies at 59
  • Jan 22 Iris Meredith, actress (Lawless Land, Gambling Terror), dies at 64
  • Jan 24 Lil Dagover, Dutch-born German actress (Spiders), dies at 92
  • Jan 25 David Newell, actor (Dangerous Curves, White Heat), dies at 75
  • Jan 25 Queenie Watts, English actress (b. 1926)
  • Jan 29 Jimmy Durante, comedian (Palooka, Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86
  • Jan 30 Lil Dagover, actress (Destiny, Spiders), dies at 82