January 2009 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

Jan 6 Dakota Fanning receives the Rising Star Award at the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

  • Jan 8 14th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Slumdog Millionaire wins Best Film

Golden Globes

Jan 11 66th Golden Globes: Slumdog Millionaire, Mickey Rourke, Kate Winslet win

  • Jan 25 25th Sundance Film Festival: "Precious" based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Music Single

Jan 26 "Blame It (On the Alcohol)" single released by Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain (Billboard Song of the Year 2009)


Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 9 High School Musical actress KayCee Stroh (24) weds Ben Higginson (24) at Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah

Fergie & Josh Duhamel

Jan 10 "The Black Eyed Peas" singer Fergie (33) weds actor Josh Duhamel (36) at Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, California


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Edmund Purdom, British actor (The Egyptian, Asissi Underground, Pieces), dies at 84
  • Jan 2 Jett Travolta, son of actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston, dies of a seizure at 16
  • Jan 3 Martin Patterson "Pat" Hingle, American actor (Hang 'em High, Splendor in the Grass, Batman Returns), dies of myelodysplastic syndrome at 84
  • Jan 3 Olga San Juan, American actress, dancer and comedian (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), dies at 81
  • Jan 5 Ned Tanen, American movie executive (b. 1931)
  • Jan 8 Don Galloway, American actor (Arrest & Trial, Ironside), dies at 71
  • Jan 11 David Vine, British sports broadcaster (BBC Match of the Day, World Snooker C'ships, Olympics coverage), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Jan 12 Claude Berri, French actor, director and screenwriter, dies at 74
  • Jan 12 Russ Conway, Canadian-American character actor (Richard Diamond Private Eye), dies at 95
  • Jan 13 Patrick McGoohan, American-born Irish actor, writer, and director (The Prisoner; Secret Agent/ Danger Man), dies at 80
  • Jan 14 Ricardo Montalb├ín, Mexican actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun), dies of congestive heart failure at 88
  • Jan 16 John Mortimer, British barrister, screenwriter and author. (b. 1923)
  • Jan 18 Bob May, American actor (b. 1939)
  • Jan 18 Kathleen Byron, British actress (Abdication, Profile, Saving Private Ryan), dies of breast cancer at 88
  • Jan 18 Tony Hart, English artist and television presenter (Take Hart, Hartbeat), dies at 83
  • Jan 24 Diane Holland, British actress and dancer (Crossroads - "Sarah"; Hi-de-Hi! - "Yvonne"), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 78
  • Jan 25 Kim Manners, American television producer and director (b. 1951)
  • Jan 29 Bill Frindall, English cricket scorer and statistician (BBC, "the Bearded Wonder"), dies from Legionnaires' disease at 69
  • Jan 31 Nagesh, Indian comedian actor in Kollywood (b. 1933)