January 1962 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 15 Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff] is the subject of the BBC TV programme "This is Your Life"

Famous Clown Coco the Clown
Famous Clown
Coco the Clown
  • Jan 16 Shooting begins on "Dr No" the first James Bond film
  • Jan 23 "Jules et Jim", based on the novel by Henri-Pierre Roché, directed by François Truffau and starring Jeanne Moreau is released

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 4 Patrick Cassidy, American actor and composer (Fever Pitch, Off the Wall), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 4 Laila Eloui, Egyptian actress
  • Jan 5 Suzy Amis, American actress (Blame it on Rio, Where the Heart is), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jan 5 Perry Fenwick, English actor, born in Canning Town, London
  • Jan 7 Hallie Todd, American actress (Check is in the Mail), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 11 Julie Moran, TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight, Independence Day)
  • Jan 11 Kim Coles, American actress (Synclaire-Living Single), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestJim Carrey

Jan 17 Jim Carrey, Canadian-American actor (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dumb & Dumber, The Mask), born in Ontario Canada

Actor and Comedian Jim Carrey
Actor and Comedian
Jim Carrey
  • Jan 18 Alison Arngrim, American actress (Nellie-Little House of the Prairie), born in New York City, New York
  • Jan 21 Marie Trintignant, French actress (d. 2003)
  • Jan 22 Robert Mailhouse, American actor (Brian-Days of our Life), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 22 Choi Min-sik, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jan 23 Vasia Panayopoulou, Greek actress, born in Mytilene, Greece
  • Jan 28 Keith Hamilton Cobb, Tarrytown NY, actor (Noah Keefer-All My Children)
  • Jan 29 Nicholas Turturro, actor (James Martinez-NYPD Blue), born in Queens, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 13 Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies in a car crash at 42
  • Jan 13 Ernie Kovacs, comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42
  • Jan 15 Kenneth MacKenna, American actor and director (Judgment at Nuremberg, Those We Love), dies of cancer at 62
  • Jan 19 Harry "Snub" Pollard, Australian actor (Don't Shove, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jan 24 Tom Shirley, actor/TV announcer (They're Off), dies at 62