January 1993 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 "Farewell My Concubine" directed by Chen Kaige from novel by Lilian Lee starring Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi and Gong Li premieres in Hong Kong (Cannes Palme d'Or 1993)
  • Jan 4 7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome)
  • Jan 5 Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident

Film & TV History

Jan 8 NBC offers "The Tonight Show" to David Letterman

Film & TV History

Jan 8 Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi" debuts at the Toronto Film Fetsival - will become lowest-budgeted film ever to gross $1 million

  • Jan 10 Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, musical "My Favorite Year", adapted from the 1982 film and starring Evan Pappas, Tim Curry, Andrea Martin, and Lainie Kazan, closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC, after 37 performances

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Jan 12 8th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Ruth Brown; Cream; Creedence Clearwater Revival; The Doors; Etta James; Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers; Van Morrison; Sly and the Family Stone; Dinah Washington; Dick Clark; and Milt Gabler

Music History

Jan 14 "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances, starring Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson,

  • Jan 14 David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
  • Jan 15 Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV
  • Jan 16 25th NAACP Image Awards: "Boyz n the Hood" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Jan 17 14th ACE Cable Awards: Bravo! wins the Golden CableACE for its dedication to films, cultural arts and performing arts programming
  • Jan 31 9th Sundance Film Festival: "Ruby in Paradise" and "Public Access" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 11 Flora Cross, French-American actress, born in Paris, France
  • Jan 18 Morgan York, American actress, born in Burbank, California
  • Jan 22 Daryl McCormack, Irish actor (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande), born in Nenagh, Ireland

Cameron BrightCameron Bright (30 years old)

Jan 26 Canadian actor (The Twilight Saga: X-Men), born in Victoria, British Columbia

Weddings in Film & TV

Kim Alexis

Jan 2 Supermodel Kim Alexis (32) weds ice hockey player Ron Duguay (35)

  • Jan 12 MTV hostess Martha Quinn marries longtime boyfriend Jordan Tarlow

Elizabeth Montgomery

Jan 28 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (59) weds actor Robert Foxworth (51)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 June Clayworth, American actress (Bodyguard, Criminal Court), dies of lymphoma at 87
  • Jan 1 Phyllis Hill, American stage and film dancer and actress (Singing in the Dark), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Jan 4 Joe Keenan, actor (Conviction of Kitty Dodd), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jan 5 George L George, Russian/American journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
  • Jan 5 Jennifer Raine Bissell, British actress (Thriller, Rush: Inspired by Battlefield), dies from a heart ailment 60
  • Jan 5 Ronnie Welsh, actor (Patterns), dies of brain cancer at 52
  • Jan 7 Richard Branda, American actor (You Are There, Two-Minute Warning), dies of colon cancer at 57
  • Jan 15 Ken Cory, American actor (The Candidate; Without A Trace), dies of AIDS at 51
  • Jan 16 Florence Desmond [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
  • Jan 16 Glenn Corbett [Glen Edwin Rothenburg], American actor (Route 66; Shenandoah; Chisum), dies of lung cancer at 59
  • Jan 18 Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright and director (Machine Child), dies
  • Jan 19 William LeMassena, American stage and screen actor (All That Jazz; As The World Turns, 1985-92), dies of lung cancer at 76

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn (1929-1993)

Jan 20 British actress (Roman Holiday; Breakfast at Tiffany's; My Fair Lady), dies of colon cancer at 63

  • Jan 20 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], American playwright, actor, and director (Matchmaker, Tomorrow), dies at 80

André the GiantAndré the Giant (1946-1993)

Jan 27 French pro wrestler (WWF World Heavyweight C'ship 1988; WWF World Tag Team C'ship [with Haku] 1989), dies of congestive heart failure at 49

  • Jan 28 Aben Kandel, screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
  • Jan 28 John Steadman, American actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of a lung ailment at 83