On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in January 2000

  • Jan 3 Bernhard Wicki, Austrian director and actor (Morituri, Crime & Passion), dies at 80
  • Jan 7 Gary Albright, American professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • Jan 11 Helena Carter [Helen Rickerts], American model and actress (Invaders from Mars), dies at 76
  • Jan 12 Marc Davis, American animator (b. 1913)
  • Jan 15 Frances "Fran" Ryan, American actress (Stripes, The Long Riders), dies of natural causes at 83
  • Jan 18 Jester Hairston, American actor (That's My Mama, Amen), dies at 98
  • Jan 18 Frances Drake [Dean], American actress (Mad Love, The Invisible Ray), dies from natural causes at 87

Person of interestHedy Lamarr

Jan 19 Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress (Ecstasy, Samson & Delilah) and inventor (radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes), dies of heart failure at 86

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • Jan 24 Bobby Duncum, Jr., American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • Jan 31 Ralph Manza, American actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart), dies of a heart attack at 78