Deaths in Film & TV on January 13

  • 1937 Martin Elmer Johnson, American adventurer and filmmaker, dies at 52
  • 1958 Edna Purviance, American actress (Charlie Chaplin, Sunnyside), dies at 61
  • 1958 Jesse L. Lasky, U.S. film producer (b. 1880)
  • 1962 Ernie Kovacs, comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42
  • 1969 Wilton Graff, American actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn), dies at 65
  • 1976 Margaret Leighton, British actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at 53
  • 1983 Arthur Space, actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1983 John McHugh, actor (Unspeakable), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1989 Joe Spinell, actor (Maniac, Star Crash, Strike Force), dies at 51
  • 1992 Yvonne Bryceland, actress (Road to Mecca), dies of cancer at 66
  • 1995 Maxwell Henley Harris, Austrian poet/publisher (Critics), dies at 73
  • 1996 Denise Grey, [Edouardine Verthuy], actress (Julietta), dies at 99
  • 2001 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
  • 2002 Ted Demme, American film director, dies at 38
  • 2002 Gregorio Fuentes, Cuban fisherman, reputed model for Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea (b. 1897)
  • 2002 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster), dies at 85
  • 2003 Norman Panama, American screenwriter and director (b. 1914)
  • 2005 Earl Cameron, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1915)
  • 2009 Patrick McGoohan, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2016 Brian Bedford, English actor (Anthony-Coronet Blue), dies at 80
  • 2017 Dick Gautier, American stage and screen actor (Get Smart, Bye Bye Birdie), dies at 85

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

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
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