January 1979 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 9 K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste"

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • Jan 26 "The Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on US TV network CBS

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 27 36th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Actor Jon Voight
Jon Voight

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Suranne Jones, British actress
  • Jan 7 Bipasha Basu, Indian model
  • Jan 7 Mariangel Ruiz, Venezuelan actress and model
  • Jan 8 Sarah Polley, actress (Sweet Hereafter)
  • Jan 11 Darren Lynn Bousman, US film director, born in Overland Park, Kansas
  • Jan 13 Jill Wagner, American Actor
  • Jan 14 Karen Elson, British supermodel
  • Jan 14 Angela Lindvall, American supermodel
  • Jan 15 Ken Chu, Taiwanese singer-actor and taichi champ
  • Jan 16 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2001)
  • Jan 24 Tatyana M Ali, actress (Sesame St, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 25 Christine Lakin, US actress (Step by Step), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 26 Sara Rue, American actress
  • Jan 27 Rosamund Pike, British actress (Gone Girl), born in London
  • Jan 29 Andrew Keegan, actor (Step by Step, Party of Five)
  • Jan 29 April Scott, American actress and model

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 1 Film director John Carpenter (30) weds actress Adrienne Barbeau (33)

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 11 Jack Soo [Goro Suzuki], Japanese-American actor (Flower Drum Song, Barney Miller), dies of esophageal cancer at 61

Person of interestTed Cassidy

Jan 16 Ted Cassidy, actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46

  • Jan 19 Paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies
  • Jan 24 Jerry Damon, comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 51
  • Jan 24 Mabel Taliaferro, actress (My Love Come Back), dies at 91
  • Jan 25 J Robertson Hare, actor (Fighting Stock), dies at 87