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

Critics' Choice Movie Awards

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

  • 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 Helen Hill, American independent filmmaker (b. 1970)
  • Jan 4 Steve Krantz, American film and TV producer (Fritz the Cat) (b. 1923)
  • Jan 7 Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic television presenter, dies at 77
  • Jan 8 Iwao Takamoto, American animator (b. 1925)
  • Jan 8 Yvonne De Carlo [Middleton], Canadian-American actress (10 Commandments; The Munsters-Lily), dies of heart failure at 84
  • 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 Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (What's My Line?, United Kingdom), dies at 83
  • Jan 14 Darlene Conley, American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), dies at 72
  • Jan 16 Ron Carey, American actor (Barney Miller), dies of a stroke at 71
  • Jan 17 Art Buchwald, American columnist and author (The Washington Post), dies at 81
  • 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 Bob Carroll, American screenwriter (I Love Lucy, Stage Two Revue, Stranger), dies at 88
  • Jan 27 Tige Andrews, American character actor (Mod Squad, The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor), dies of cardiac arrest at 86
  • Jan 28 Hsu Wei Lun, Taiwanese actress (b. 1978)
  • Jan 30 Nikos Kourkoulos, Greek actor and artistic director (b. 1934)

Sidney SheldonSidney Sheldon (1917-2007)

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

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