January 1999 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Television Debut

Jan 10 "The Sopranos", starring James Gandolfini as mobster Tony Soprano, debuts on HBO

Jon Stewart Starts at The Daily Show

Jan 11 American comedian Jon Stewart succeeds Craig Kilborn as host of late-night talk and satirical news program "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central in US

  • Jan 25 Supernatural horror film "The Blair Witch Project" premieres at the Sundance Film festival
  • Jan 31 15th Sundance Film Festival: "Three Seasons" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Television Debut

Jan 31 Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy" 1st airs on Fox TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 4 Gage Munroe, Canadian actor (I Declare War), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jan 18 Karan Brar, American actor (Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Bunk'd), born in Redmond, Washington
  • Jan 29 Madison Bailey, American actress (Outer Banks), born in Kernersville, North Carolina

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 16 "General Hospital" actor Steve Burton (29) weds model Sheree Gustin (22) at a cliffside church in Dana Point, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Shepard Menken, American voice & character actor (The Wild Wild West), dies at 77
  • Jan 4 Iron Eyes Cody [Espera Oscar de Corti], Italian-American actor (Keep America Beautiful, Black Gold, Ernest Goes to Camp), dies at 91
  • Jan 12 Betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (101 Dalmatians; Cinderella), dies of a stroke at 84
  • Jan 14 Robin Bailey, British actor (See No Evil, I Didn't Know You Cared), dies of respiratory failure at 79
  • Jan 15 Betty Box, British film producer (b. 1915)
  • Jan 21 Leslie French, British actor and singer (Death in Venice, More than a Miracle), dies at 94
  • Jan 21 Susan Strasberg, American actress (b. 1938)
  • Jan 25 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)
  • Jan 30 (Henry) "Huntz" Hall, American radio, stage, and screen actor (Dead End Kids: The Bowery Boys; Gas Pump Girls), dies from congestive heart failure at 78
  • Jan 30 Ed Herlihy, American broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • Jan 31 Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler