On This Day

January 2015 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film and TV Awards

Jan 7 41st People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey & Jennifer Lawrence win (movie star), Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pomero (TV dramatic)

  • Jan 13 TV comedy "Schitt's Creek" created by and starring Eugene Levy and Dan Levy premieres on CBC in Canada
  • Jan 15 20th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Boyhood wins Best Film
  • Jan 25 Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe 2014

Weddings in Film & TV

Cameron Diaz

Jan 5 American actress Cameron Diaz (42) weds Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden (35) at her home in Beverly Hills, California

Stephen Fry

Jan 17 Actor/comedian Stephen Fry (57) weds stand-up comedian Elliott Spencer in the Norfolk town of Dereham

  • Jan 21 "One Tree Hill" star Chad Michael Murray (33) weds actress Sarah Roemer (30)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Donna Douglas, American actress (Elly May Clampett-The Beverly Hillbillies), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
  • Jan 4 Stuart Scott, American sports journalist (ESPN), dies of cancer at 49
  • Jan 6 Lance Percival, English actor and comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 81
  • Jan 7 Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer (Bohin Manor) and film director, dies at 88

Rod Taylor

Jan 7 Rod Taylor, Australian actor (Time Machine, The Birds), dies at 84

  • Jan 8 Virginia "Patsy" Garrett, American singer and actress (Nanny & the Professor, Fred Waring's Pleasure Time), dies at 93
  • Jan 10 Francesco Rosi, Italian film director ("The Mattei Affair" - Palme d'Or 1972), dies at 92
  • Jan 10 Brad Stephen "Taylor" Negron, American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money), dies of liver cancer at 57

Anita Ekberg

Jan 11 Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress (La Dolce Vita) and Miss Sweden 1950, dies at 83

  • Jan 17 Greg Plitt, American fitness model and entrepreneur, dies when hit by a train at 37
  • Jan 19 Anne Kirkbride, English actress (Deirdre-Coronation Street), dies of breast cancer at 60
  • Jan 21 Pauline Yates, British actress (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), dies at 85
  • Jan 24 Joe Franklin, American radio host, TV personality and New York institution (The Joe Franklin Show), dies of prostate cancer at 88
  • Jan 29 Rodney "Rod" McKuen, American poet, singer-songwriter and actor (Jean, Alone, Beatsville), dies at 81
  • Jan 30 Geraldine McEwan, British actress (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple), dies at 82
  • Jan 30 Than Wyenn, American character actor (Being There, Splash, Imitation of Life), dies at 95
  • Jan 31 Lizabeth Scott [Emma Matzo], American actress (Desert Fury, Dark City), dies of heart failure at 92