On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in January 1983

  • Jan 2 Richard "Dick" Emery, British comedian & actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies from cardio-respiratory failure at 65
  • Jan 2 Harriet Parsons, American film producer (Susan Slept Here), dies at 76 of cancer
  • Jan 8 Gale Page, actress (4 Daughters, Knute Rockney), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jan 8 Lois Wilson, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
  • Jan 8 Ron Frazer, Australian actor (b. 1924)
  • Jan 10 Ewan Roberts, Scottish actor (The Day of the Triffids, Five to One), dies at 68
  • Jan 13 Arthur Space, actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74
  • Jan 13 John McHugh, actor (Unspeakable), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Jan 15 Shepperd Strudwick, actor (Psychomania), dies of cancer at 75
  • Jan 17 Doodles Weaver [Winstead Sheffield Weaver], American comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers, The Zodiac Killer), commits suicide by shooting himself at 70
  • Jan 18 Cedric Thorpe Davie, British composer of film scores and pedagogue (The Green Man; St. Andrews University), dies at 69

Person of interestGeorge Cukor

Jan 24 George Cukor, American film director (My Fair Lady, The Wizard of Oz), dies of a stroke and a heart attack at 83

Director George Cukor
Director
George Cukor
  • Jan 27 Louis De Funes, French actor and writer (The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68
  • Jan 27 Robert Christian, actor (Bustin' Loose), dies of cancer at 42
  • Jan 30 Joan Valerie, actress (Pier 13), dies of pneumonia