Deaths in Film & Television in January 1987

  • Jan 1 Gustav Knuth, German actor (Sissi, Freddy Unter Fremden), dies at 85
  • Jan 8 Peter Adams, actor (Alternative, Blowing Hot & Cold), dies at 69
  • Jan 9 Arthur Lake [Arthur William Silverlake], American actor (Blondie, Topper), dies from a heart attack at 81
  • Jan 10 Marion Hutton, American singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra) and actress, dies at 67
  • Jan 14 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), dies at 86
  • Jan 15 Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 83
  • Jan 17 Hugo Fregonese, Argentine film director (b. 1908)
  • Jan 30 Angelo Rutherford, actor (Willie-Gentle Ben), dies at 32
  • Jan 30 Ken Drake, actor (Crime & Punishment USA), dies
  • Jan 31 Yves All├ęgret, French film director (b. 1907)