Deaths in Film & TV on January 17

  • 1967 Evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82
  • 1972 Rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), dies at 55
  • 1973 Fred Essler, Austrian actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk), dies at 77
  • 1980 Barbara Britton, actress (Pamela-Mr & Mrs North), dies at 59
  • 1983 Doodles Weaver, actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at 71
  • 1987 Hugo Fregonese, Argentine film director (b. 1908)
  • 1992 Bill Walker, actor (Big Mo, Mask, Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 95
  • 1992 Dorothy Alison, actress (Maggie, 3rd Key, Long Arm), dies
  • 1998 Emil Sitka, actor (3 Stooges shorts), dies of stroke at 82
  • 2002 Queenie Leonard, American actress (b. 1905)
  • 2003 Richard Crenna, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2004 Ray Stark, American stage and film producer (b. 1915)
  • 2004 Noble Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger), dies at 72
  • 2005 Virginia Mayo, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2007 Art Buchwald, American humorist (b. 1925)
  • 2008 Allan Melvin, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 2013 Robert F. Chew, American actor, dies from heart failure at 52
  • 2015 Greg Plitt, American fitness model and entrepreneur, dies when hit by a train at 37