On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in February 1980

  • Feb 1 Jack Bailey, American actor & TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
  • Feb 1 Romolo Valli, Italian actor (Boom, La Viaccia), dies at 54
  • Feb 7 Katherine Emery, American actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), dies at 73
  • Feb 12 Floyd Taliaferro Alderson, actor (Crossing Trails), dies
  • Feb 13 David Janssen, American actor (The Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49
  • Feb 14 Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
  • Feb 18 Gale Robbins [Betty Gale Murphy], American singer and actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • Feb 21 Chester Lauck, American actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live), dies at 78
  • Feb 22 Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), murdered in his New York apartment at 46
  • Feb 27 George Tobias, American actor (Bewitched), dies at 78