On This Day

January 1946 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Rivellino, Brazilian soccer midfielder and broadcaster (92 caps; 1970 FIFA World Cup; Corinthians; TV Cultura), born in São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Diane Keaton

Jan 5 Diane Keaton, American actress (Annie Hall, Little Drummer Girl), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Jan 8 Kathleen Noone [O'Meara], American actress (All My Children, Party of 5, Knots Landing), born in Hillsdale, New Jersey
  • Jan 9 Leo Gullotta, Italian actor (Sinbad of the 7 Seas), born in Catania, Italy
  • Jan 16 Katia Ricclarelli, Italian soprano and actress (Falstaff, Otello, Turandot), born in Rovigo, Italy
  • Jan 17 Michèle Deslauriers, Quebec actress, born in Quebec, Canada

Dolly Parton

Jan 19 Dolly Parton, American country singer-songwriter ("Jolene"; ""I Will Always Love You", "9 to 5"), actress, and literacy advocate, born in Sevierville, Tennessee

David Lynch

Jan 20 David Lynch, American actor & director (Dune; Eraserhead), born in Missoula, Montana

  • Jan 22 Andrew Rubin, actor (Hometown, Joe Bash) [or Jun 22], born in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Jan 24 John Harrison, South Africa correspondent (BBC), born in Aldershot, England (d. 1994)
  • Jan 24 Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor (Rookies, Slap Shot, Twin Peaks), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 26 Gene Siskel, American movie critic (Siskel & Ebert), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Jan 28 Renne Jarrett, American actress (Nancy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 31 Glynn Turman, American actor (Lew-Peyton Place, Manimal, Centennial), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 31 Jonathan Banks, actor (Armed & Dangerous, Cold Steel), born in Washington, D.C.

Weddings in Film & TV

John Wayne

Jan 17 Actor John Wayne (38) weds actress Esperanza Baur (25) in Long Beach, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 5 George "Slim" Summerville, American actor (All Quiet on the Western Front, Keystone Cops), dies of a stroke at 53
  • Jan 16 Johanna HC Albregt, actress/wife of Henri Dons (Paradise), dies at 71