Deaths in Film & TV on January 1

  • 1960 Margaret Sullavan, American actress (Three Comrades), dies of barbiturate overdose at 50
  • 1964 Rika Hopper, Dutch actress (Comedia, Anastasia), dies at about 86
  • 1969 Barton Maclane, American actor (The Quaterback, I Dream of Jeannie), dies of cancer at 66
  • 1972 Jane Morgan, actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91
  • 1972 Maurice A Chevalier, French actor and singer (Can Can, Gigi), dies at 83
  • 1975 Arthur Pierson, actor and director (Hat Check Girl), dies at 73
  • 1982 Victor Buono, actor (Mr Schubert-Man from Atlantis), dies at 43
  • 1982 Margot Grahame [Margaret Clark], British actress (The Three Musketeers, Criminal Lawyer), dies from chronic bronchitis at 70
  • 1985 Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo), dies at 85
  • 1987 Gustav Knuth, German actor (Sissi, Freddy Unter Fremden), dies at 85
  • 1988 Marcel Hillaire, German actor (Take the Money and Run, Seven Thieves), dies from surgery complications at 79
  • 1990 Charles Boost, Dutch film critic, dies at 82
  • 1992 Ginette Leclerc, actress (Baker's Wife), dies at 79
  • 1993 June Clayworth, actress (Bodyguard, Criminal Court), dies of lymphoma
  • 1993 Phyllis Hill, actress (Singing in the Dark), dies of lung cancer at 72

Person of interestCesar Romero

1994 Cesar Romero, American actor (Batman, Ocean's 11), dies at 86

  • 1997 Joan Rice, British actress (His Majesty O'Keefe, The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men), dies at 66
  • 2001 Ray Walston, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Damn Yankees), dies at 86
  • 2002 Julia Phillips, American film producer (b. 1944)
  • 2003 Cyril Shaps, British actor, producer and voice artist (The Pianist), dies at 79
  • 2007 A. I. Bezzerides, American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • 2008 Peter Caffrey, Irish actor (b. 1949)
  • 2009 Edmund Purdom, British actor (The Egyptian, Asissi Underground, Pieces), dies at 84
  • 2012 Bob Anderson, English Olympic fencer and renowned film fight choreographer, dies at 90
  • 2015 Donna Douglas, American actress (Elly May Clampett-The Beverly Hillbillies), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82