Deaths in Film & Television in January 2009

  • Jan 1 Edmund Purdom, British actor (The Egyptian, Asissi Underground, Pieces), dies at 84
  • Jan 2 Jett Travolta, son of actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston, dies of a seizure at 16
  • Jan 3 Martin Patterson "Pat" Hingle, American actor (Hang 'em High, Splendor in the Grass, Batman Returns), dies of myelodysplastic syndrome at 84
  • Jan 3 Olga San Juan, American actress, dancer and comedian (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), dies at 81
  • Jan 5 Ned Tanen, American movie executive (b. 1931)
  • Jan 12 Claude Berri, French movie director (b. 1934)
  • Jan 12 Russ Conway, Canadian-American character actor (Richard Diamond Private Eye), dies at 95
  • Jan 13 Patrick McGoohan, American-born Irish actor, writer, and director (The Prisoner, Secret Agent/ Danger Man), dies at 80
  • Jan 14 Ricardo Montalb├ín, Mexican actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun), dies of congestive heart failure at 88
  • Jan 16 John Mortimer, British barrister, screenwriter and author. (b. 1923)
  • Jan 18 Tony Hart, British artist and TV presenter (b. 1925)
  • Jan 18 Bob May, American actor (b. 1939)
  • Jan 18 Kathleen Byron, British actress (Abdication, Profile, Saving Private Ryan), dies of breast cancer at 88
  • Jan 25 Kim Manners, American television producer and director (b. 1951)
  • Jan 31 Nagesh, Indian comedian actor in Kollywood (b. 1933)