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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 16 BBC landmark nature series "Life on Earth" presented by David Attenborough first shown on BBC One

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • 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
Actress
Jane Fonda
Actor Jon Voight
Actor
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, England
  • 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