Deaths in Film & Television in January 1981

  • Jan 8 Woody Chamblis, actor (Mr Lathrop-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
  • Jan 10 Richard Boone, actor (Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel), dies at 63
  • Jan 11 Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 88
  • Jan 12 Isobel Elsom, actress (Unseen, Jane Eyre, Illegal), dies at 87
  • Jan 16 Bernard Lee, English actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
  • Jan 21 Allyn Joslyn, American actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79
  • Jan 25 Richard Talmadge, actor (Speed Reporter), dies
  • Jan 25 Adele Astaire [Lady Charles Cavendish], American dancer and entertainer, sister of Fred Astaire (Last Man on Earth, Millie), dies at 82