On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on January 12

  • 1938 Gösta Ekman (senior), Swedish actor (b. 1890)
  • 1956 Norman Kerry, American actor (Air Eagles, Phantom of the Opera), dies at 61
  • 1981 Isobel Elsom, actress (Unseen, Jane Eyre, Illegal), dies at 87
  • 1991 Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan's No 1 Son), dies after a stroke at 86
  • 1997 Jill Summers, actress (Agatha Coronation Street), dies at 86
  • 1999 Betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (101 Dalmatians, Cinderella), dies of a stroke at 84
  • 2000 Marc Davis, American animator (b. 1913)
  • 2002 Stanley Unwin, South African comedian (b. 1911)
  • 2005 Amrish Puri, Indian actor (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom- Mola Ram, Mr. India), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 72
  • 2009 Claude Berri, French actor, director and screenwriter, dies at 74
  • 2009 Russ Conway, Canadian-American character actor (Richard Diamond Private Eye), dies at 95
  • 2011 Paul Picerni, American actor (The Untouchables), dies at 88
  • 2012 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), dies at 89

Person of interestWilliam Peter Blatty

2017 William Peter Blatty, American scriptwriter and author of The Exorcist, dies at 89

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • 2018 Keith Jackson, American sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Football, college football), dies at 89