January 1985 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 15 CBS' premiere of TV made teen drug abuse drama, "Not My Kid", based on the previous year's book by Beth Polson
  • Jan 22 Kelly Hu, 16, of Hawaii, crowned 3rd Miss Teen USA

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 26 42nd Golden Globes: "Amadeus", F. Murray Abraham, & Sally Field win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 5 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor (d. 2001)
  • Jan 5 Yoon So-Yi, South Korean actress
  • Jan 12 Yohana Cobo, Spanish actress
  • Jan 12 Issa Rae, American actress, writer and producer (Insecure), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 17 Kang-In, South Korean singer/dancer/actor/MC/DJ(Super Junior)
  • Jan 18 Minnisha Lamba, Indian Actress and Model
  • Jan 21 Sasha Pivovarova, Russian Model
  • Jan 23 Doutzen Kroes, Dutch supermodel
  • Jan 29 Isabel Lucas, Australian actress

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 7 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo), dies at 85
  • Jan 7 Mary Hardy, Australian radio and television presenter (b. 1931)
  • Jan 14 Jetta Goudal, French actress (White Gold), dies at 86
  • Jan 18 Wilfrid Brambell, Irish actor (Hard Day's Night, Steptoe and Son), dies from cancer at 72
  • Jan 21 Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)
  • Jan 30 Ken Mayers, American actor (Little Big Man, Dick Tracey, Space Patrol), dies at 66