On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in January 1988

  • Jan 1 Marcel Hillaire, German actor (Take the Money and Run, Seven Thieves), dies from surgery complications at 79
  • Jan 3 William Cagney, American producer and actor (Torrid Zone), brother of James Cagney, dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Jan 6 Brent Collins, soap actor (Another World), dies of heart attack at 46

Person of interestTrevor Howard

Jan 7 Trevor Howard, English actor in over 70 films (Brief Encounter, Superman, The Third Man), dies of bronchitis at 71

  • Jan 7 Michel Auclair [Vladimir Vujović], German actor (Funny Face, Day of the Jackal), dies at 65
  • Jan 16 Ballard Berkeley [Blascheck], British actor (Fawlty Towers, East meets West, The BFG), dies at 83
  • Jan 21 Abraham Sofaer, Burmese born British actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies at 91
  • Jan 22 Parker Fennelly, actor (Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm), dies at 96
  • Jan 25 Colleen Moore, actress (These Girls Won't Talk), dies at 87
  • Jan 27 Edward Pawley, American actor (Angels with Dirty Faces), dies t 86