Deaths in Film & Television in January 1997

  • Jan 1 Joan Rice, English actress (Payroll, Steel Key, Curtain Up), dies at 66
  • Jan 6 Vince Williams, actor (Hamp-Guiding Light), dies of cancer at 39
  • Jan 6 Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (b. 1912)
  • Jan 8 Carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies at 68
  • Jan 8 Jesse White, actor (Maytag repairman), dies at 77
  • Jan 11 Duncan Wood, television director/producer, dies at 71
  • Jan 11 Sheldon Leonard, producer/director (Dick Van Dyke), dies at 89
  • Jan 12 Jill Summers, actress (Agatha Coronation Street), dies at 86
  • Jan 14 King Hu, film director, dies at 64
  • Jan 19 Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White in Disney's animated film, dies at 70
  • Jan 22 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster, dies at 66
  • Jan 23 David Waller, actor (Lady Jane, Perfect Friday, Hannay), dies at 76
  • Jan 31 Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park), dies at 84