Deaths in Film & TV on January 18

  • 1923 Wallace Reid, actor (Birth of a Nation), dies at 31
  • 1951 Jack Holt, American golddigger and actor (Cat People, San Francisco, Brimstone), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • 1952 Curly Howard {Jerome Lester Horwitz}, American vaudevillian actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), dies from a stroke at 48
  • 1954 Sydney Greenstreet, British actor (Casablanca, Maltese Falcon), dies at 74
  • 1967 Albert Conti, Austrian actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion), dies at 79
  • 1967 Harry Antrim, American actor (Miracle on 34th St, Devil's Doorway), dies of heart attack at 82
  • 1968 Bert Wheeler, American actor (Brave Eagle, The Nitwits, Hold 'em Jail, High Flyers, Rainmakers), dies at 72
  • 1968 John Ridgely, actor (Air Force, Possessed, Big Sleep), dies at 58
  • 1971 Catherine Calvert, actress (Fires of Faith), dies of stroke at 80
  • 1975 Gertrude Olmstead, American silent film actress, dies at 77
  • 1976 Sonia Dresdel, actor (Fallen Idol, Secret Tent), dies at 67
  • 1977 Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81
  • 1978 Carl Betz, actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show), dies at 56
  • 1982 Trent Lehman, actor (Butch-Nanny & the Professor), dies at 20
  • 1985 Wilfrid Brambell, actor (Hard Day's Night, Boys), dies at 72
  • 1986 Claire James, actress (Jack Armstrong), dies
  • 1990 Rusty Hamer, American actor (b. 1947)
  • 1991 Lillian Bond, actress (Air Mail, Pick-up, Blond Cheat), dies at 83
  • 1991 Nita Krebs, actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies of heart attack at 85
  • 1993 Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies
  • 1996 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Indian actor (b. 1923)
  • 2000 Jester Hairston, American actor (That's My Mama, Amen), dies at 98
  • 2001 Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (Gus, Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 79
  • 2001 Al Waxman, Canadian actor (b. 1935)
  • 2003 Edward "The Sheik" Farhat, American professional wrestler (b. 1926)
  • 2005 Lamont Bentley, American actor (b. 1973)
  • 2009 Tony Hart, British artist and TV presenter (b. 1925)
  • 2009 Bob May, American actor (b. 1939)