Deaths in Film & Television in January 1986

  • Jan 2 Una Merkel, US actress (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
  • Jan 14 Donna Reed, actress (Donna Reed Show, Dallas), dies of cancer at 64
  • Jan 18 Claire James, actress (Jack Armstrong), dies
  • Jan 27 Lilli Palmer, German actress (Boys from Brazil, Kinder), dies at 71
  • Jan 29 Leif Erickson, actor (John-High Chaparral), dies at 74