On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in January 2019

  • Jan 2 Bob Einstein, American comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne), dies of leukemia at 76
  • Jan 2 "Mean" Gene Okerlund, American pro wrestling interviewer, announcer and television host (WWF, WCW), dies of kidney failure at 76
  • Jan 15 Carol Channing, American actress, singer and comedian (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly), dies at 97
  • Jan 17 Windsor Davies, British actor (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), dies at 88
  • Jan 20 Muriel Pavlow, British actress (Murder, She Said, Reach for the Sky), dies at 97
  • Jan 21 Russell Baker, American columnist, author and humorist (NY Times) dies at 93
  • Jan 21 Kaye Ballard, American actress and comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law), dies at 93
  • Jan 23 Jonas Mekas, American avant garde filmmaker and film critic, dies at 96
  • Jan 26 Michel Legrand, French composer, film arranger and jazz musician (Summer of '42, Windmills of Your Mind), dies at 86