On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on January 16

  • 1942 Carole Lombard [Jane Alice Peters], American actress (My Man Godfrey; To Be or Not to Be), dies in a plane crash at 33
  • 1946 Johanna HC Albregt, actress/wife of Henri Dons (Paradise), dies at 71
  • 1957 Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies in NYC at 89
  • 1971 Kermit Maynard, American cowboy actor (Valley of Terror, Saturday Roundup), dies at 73

Person of interestTed Cassidy

1979 Ted Cassidy, American actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46

  • 1981 Bernard Lee, British actor (M in James Bond movies, Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
  • 1987 Joyce Jameson, American comedienne and actress (Spike Jones Show, The Outlaw Josey Wales), commits suicide at 59
  • 1988 Ballard Berkeley [Blascheck], British actor (Fawlty Towers, East meets West, The BFG), dies at 83
  • 1989 Pierre Boileau, French screenwriter (Vertigo), dies at 82
  • 1989 Romo Vincent, actor (Naked Jungle), dies
  • 1989 Trey Wilson, actor (Bull Durham, Twins, Raising Arizona), dies
  • 1992 Roselle Novelle, silent film actress, dies at 95
  • 1993 Florence Desmond [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
  • 1993 Glenn Corbett, American actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
  • 1994 Martin Kosleck, German actor (Pursuit to Algiers, Agent for H.A.R.M.), dies at 89
  • 1998 Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (A Girl in Black), dies of cancer at 66
  • 2001 Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (Meet the People, Gus, Ziegfeld Follies), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • 2002 Ron Taylor, American actor (b. 1952)
  • 2007 Ron Carey, American actor (Barney Miller), dies of a stroke at 71
  • 2009 John Mortimer, British barrister, screenwriter and author. (b. 1923)
  • 2014 Russell Johnson, American television and film actor, best known for his role as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, dies of kidney failure at 89
  • 2014 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor (Charlotte's Web, Alice, The Partridge Family), dies from heart and kidney failure at 82
  • 2018 Bradford Dillman, American actor (Compulsion, Piranha, Sudden Impact, Enforcer), dies of complications of pneumonia at 87