Deaths in Film & Television in January 2003

  • Jan 1 Cyril Shaps, British actor, producer and voice artist (The Pianist), dies at 79
  • Jan 5 Massimo Girotti, Italian actor (Last Tango in Paris, In the Name of the Law), dies of a heart attack at 84
  • Jan 11 Richard Simmons, American actor (Sergeant Preston of the Yukon), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • Jan 11 Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (The Naked Childhood), dies at 77
  • Jan 13 Norman Panama, American screenwriter and director (b. 1914)
  • Jan 17 Richard Crenna, American actor (Rambo, Summer Rental, Sand Pebbles), dies at 76
  • Jan 18 Edward "The Sheik" Farhat, American professional wrestler (b. 1926)
  • Jan 20 Nedra Volz, American actress (b. 1908)
  • Jan 23 Nell Carter, American actress (Nell-Gimme a Break, Lobo), dies at 54