January 1969 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 6 WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 27 Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack (she dies Feb 5th)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Morris Chestnut, actor (Boyz N the Hood)
  • Jan 1 Verne Troyer, American actor (Mini-Me in Austin Powers movies), born in Sturgis, Michigan
  • Jan 1 Nicolle Dickson, Australian actress

Person of interestChristy Turlington

Jan 2 Christy Turlington, American model (Calvin Klein Eternity), born in San Francisco, California

Supermodel Christy Turlington
Supermodel
Christy Turlington

Person of interestTommy Morrison

Jan 2 Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, born in Gravette, Arkansas (d. 2013)

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • Jan 4 Lindsay Kennedy, actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 5 Paul McGillion, Scottish actor
  • Jan 6 Norman Reedus, American model and actor(The Walking Dead), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • Jan 7 David Yost, American actor
  • Jan 11 Kyle Richards, American actress

Person of interestJason Bateman

Jan 14 Jason Bateman, American actor (Arrested Development, Ozark), born in Rye, New York

  • Jan 15 Demetra Hampton, actress (Valentina)
  • Jan 17 Naveen Andrews, British actor
  • Jan 18 Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer
  • Jan 18 Dave Bautista, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 20 Melissa Rivers, American TV hostess (MTV, CBS Morning News), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 21 Karina Lombard, American actress
  • Jan 22 Olivia d'Abo, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy), born London, England
  • Jan 22 Christina Marie Leardini, playmate (Apr, 1991), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • Jan 23 Ariadna Gil, Spanish actress
  • Jan 24 Stephanie Romanov, actress (Teri Spencer-Models Inc)/model (Elite)
  • Jan 24 Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Icelandic actor
  • Jan 27 Patton Oswalt, American actor and writer
  • Jan 28 Kathryn Morris, American actress
  • Jan 28 Mo Rocca, American writer and comedian

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Barton Maclane, American actor (The Quaterback, I Dream of Jeannie), dies of cancer at 66
  • Jan 2 Georges Renevant, actor (Cornered), dies after long illness at 74
  • Jan 2 George Renevant [Georges de Cheux], French actor (Moulin Rouge, Scotland Yard, Comrade X), dies at 74
  • Jan 3 Howard McNear, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show,Irma La Douce), dies after long illness at 63
  • Jan 5 Tom Aherne, actor (Hustler, April Fools), dies of influenza in NY
  • Jan 13 Wilton Graff, American actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn), dies at 65
  • Jan 19 Charles Winninger, American actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island, Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 84
  • Jan 30 Allan Welsh Dulles, US diplomat/director (CIA 1953-61), dies at 75