On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in January 1960

  • Jan 1 Margaret Sullavan, American actress (Three Comrades), dies of barbiturate overdose at 50
  • Jan 2 Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor & director (Hague Comedy), dies at 60
  • Jan 20 Matt Moore, Irish-American actor and director (Coquette, Deluge), dies at 72
  • Jan 24 John Miljan, American actor (The Ten Commandments, Possessed, Final Extra, Susan Lenox), dies at 67
  • Jan 25 Diana Barrymore, American actress (Nightmare, Lady Courageous, Fired Wife), dies of an alcohol and drug overdose at 38
  • Jan 29 Louis Jean Heydt, American actor (Waterfront; Gone with the Wind; The Great McGinty), dies from a heart attack at 56
  • Jan 31 Lowell Gilmore, American actor (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Living Christ Series), dies at 53