January 1978 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 20 Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie"

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 28 35th Golden Globes: "The Turning Point", Richard Burton, & Jane Fonda win

Actress Jane Fonda
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Jane Fonda

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Nina Bott, German actress
  • Jan 2 Devin Doherty, actor (Jimmy Clayton-Swan's Crossing)
  • Jan 2 Toyoguchi Megumi, Japanese seiyuu (voice actress)
  • Jan 2 Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American ballroom dancer and TV personality (Dancing with the Stars), born in Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Jan 3 Park Sol-mi, South Korean actress
  • Jan 3 Dominic Wood, English children's television presenter and magician
  • Jan 5 January Jones, American actress
  • Jan 6 Tara Spencer-Nairn, Canadian actress
  • Jan 9 Maggie Rizer, American model and AIDS activist
  • Jan 11 Holly Brisley, Australian actress
  • Jan 12 Kim Sa Rang, Korean actress
  • Jan 15 Eddie Cahill, American actor
  • Jan 20 Joy Giovanni, American actress and glamour model
  • Jan 21 Phil Stacey, American Idol finalist
  • Jan 26 Kelly Stables, American actress

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 11 Michael Bates, English actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57
  • Jan 11 Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humorist and Urdu poet (b. 1927)
  • Jan 14 Blossom Rock [Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald], American actress (Grandmamma-Addams Family), dies at 81
  • Jan 18 Carl Betz, actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show), dies at 56
  • Jan 23 Jack Oakie, American actor (The Great Dictator, 1974 Photoplay Award), dies at 74
  • Jan 26 Leo Genn, actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover, Henry V), dies at 72
  • Jan 27 Oscar Homolka, Hungarian actor (Sabotage, The Seven Year Itch, Ball of Fire, I Remember Mama), dies at 79
  • Jan 29 Tim McCoy, American actor (Arizona Bound) and soldier, dies at 86