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
  • 1962 Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), killed in auto crash at 42
  • 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
  • 1992 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), dies at 89
  • 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 haemorrhage at 72
  • 2009 Claude Berri, French movie director (b. 1934)
  • 2009 Russ Conway, Canadian-American character actor (Richard Diamond Private Eye), dies at 95
  • 2011 Paul Picerni, American actor (The Untouchables), dies at 88

Person of interestWilliam Peter Blatty

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

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  • 2018 Keith Jackson, American sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Football, college football), dies at 89