On This Day

January 2007 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 7 Danish TV drama "The Killing" created by Søren Sveistrup and starring Sofie Gråbøl premieres on DR1

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 9 33rd People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Jennifer Aniston win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Eva Longoria win (TV)

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 15 64th Golden Globes: Babel, Forest Whitaker, & Helen Mirren win

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Jan 20 12th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: "The Departed" wins Best Film

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • Jan 28 23rd Sundance Film Festival: "Padre Nuestro", directed by Christopher Zalla, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 9 "Ugly Betty" actress Ashley Jensen (37) weds actor and writer Terence Beesley in a ceremony in the woods of Big Sur, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 A. I. Bezzerides, American novelist & screenwriter, dies at 98
  • Jan 2 Sergio Jiménez, Mexican actor, dies at 69
  • Jan 4 Steve Krantz, American film and TV producer (Fritz the Cat) (b. 1923)
  • Jan 4 Helen Hill, American independent filmmaker (b. 1970)
  • Jan 7 Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic television presenter, dies at 77
  • Jan 8 Yvonne De Carlo [Middleton], Canadian-American actress (10 Commandments; The Munsters-Lily), dies of heart failure at 84
  • Jan 8 Iwao Takamoto, American animator (b. 1925)
  • Jan 10 Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (Marriage Italian Style, Doctor Zhivago), dies at 94
  • Jan 11 Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)
  • Jan 13 Doyle Holly, American comedian and musician (Buckaroos), dies at 70
  • Jan 14 Darlene Conley, American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), dies at 72
  • Jan 14 Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (What's My Line?, United Kingdom), dies at 83
  • Jan 16 Ron Carey, American actor (Barney Miller), dies of a stroke at 71
  • Jan 17 Art Buchwald, American humorist (b. 1925)
  • Jan 19 Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, American professional wrestler, dies of a drug overdose at 45
  • Jan 22 Liz Renay [Pearl Elizabeth Dobbins], American actress (Desperate Living), dies at 80
  • Jan 24 Krystyna Feldman, Polish actress (b. 1916)
  • Jan 27 Tige Andrews, American character actor (Mod Squad, The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor), dies of cardiac arrest at 86
  • Jan 27 Bob Carroll, American screenwriter (I Love Lucy, Stage Two Revue, Stranger), dies at 88
  • Jan 28 Hsu Wei Lun, Taiwanese actress (b. 1978)
  • Jan 30 Nikos Kourkoulos, Greek actor and artistic director (b. 1934)

Person of interestSidney Sheldon

Jan 30 Sidney Sheldon, American novelist and playwright (Master of the Game, Bloodline, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer), dies of pneumonia at 89

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Sidney Sheldon
  • Jan 31 Lee Bergere, American actor (Star Trek, Soap, Dynasty), dies at 82