January 1995 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Theatrical Finale

Jan 7 Limited run of Patrick Stewart's one-man show "A Christmas Carol", based on Charles Dickens' novel, closes at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC, after 18 performances

Musical Finale

Jan 8 Revival of Frank Loesser's musical "Guys & Dolls", starring Nathan Lane, closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 1143 performances, winning 4 Tony and 7 Drama Desk Awards

  • Jan 10 "Late Late Show" with Tom Snyder premieres on CBS at 12:30 AM; program airs until 1999

Film & TV History

Jan 26 NJ Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to Howard Stern

  • Jan 29 11th Sundance Film Festival: "The Brothers McMullen" and "The Young Poisoner's Handbook" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 30 Belgium's TV channel 2 in Flanders goes on the air

Birthdays in Film & TV

Poppy [Moriah Rose Pereira]Poppy [Moriah Rose Pereira] (28 years old)

Jan 1 American pop singer-songwriter ("Lowlife"; "I Disagree"; "Bloodmoney"), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Jan 7 Craig Thompson, Irish-English YouTuber (MiniLadd), born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nicola PeltzNicola Peltz (28 years old)

Jan 9 American actress (Katara-The Last Airbender; Tessa Yeager-Transformers: Age of Extinction), born in Westchester County, New York

  • Jan 13 Laurel McGoff, American reality TV personality (Kid Nation), born in Medford, Massachusetts

Natalia DyerNatalia Dyer (28 years old)

Jan 13 American actress (Nancy Wheeler in Stranger Things; Yes, God, Yes), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Weddings in Film & TV

Martin Lawrence

Jan 7 Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence (29) weds former Miss Virginia USA Patricia Southall (24) at Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Virginia

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Nancy Kelly, American child actress & model (The Bad Seed, Double Exposure, Jesse James), dies at 73
  • Jan 3 Byron MacGregor, newscaster, dies at 56
  • Jan 4 Dorothy Granger, American actress (Hog Wild, Dentist), dies at about 80
  • Jan 4 Leonard Hirsch, British violinist and conductor (BBC Empire Orchestra), dies at 92
  • Jan 6 Karl Guttmann, Austrian-Dutch playwright and director (Pinter), dies at 81
  • Jan 7 Larry Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game), dies at 71
  • Jan 9 Peter Cook, English comic/actor (Peter n' Dud, Bedazzled), dies at 57
  • Jan 13 Maxwell Henley Harris, Australian poet and publisher (Critics), dies at 73
  • Jan 14 Mark Finch, film festival organizer, dies at 33
  • Jan 22 Jerry Blackwell, American professional wrestler, dies at 45
  • Jan 23 Ken Hill, English playwright and director, dies at 57
  • Jan 25 John Smith, American actor (Cimarron City, Laramie, 7 Angry Men), dies at 63
  • Jan 25 Peter Black, English TV critic, dies at 82
  • Jan 25 William Sylvester, American actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Gemini Man), dies at 72
  • Jan 31 George Abbott, American theater producer and film director (Damn Yankees; Pajama Game), dies at 107