Deaths in Film & TV on January 2

  • 1937 Ross Alexander, actor (Capt Blood, Boulder Dam), dies at 29

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1950 Emil Jannings, German actor (Faust, The Blue Angel, The Way of All Flesh), dies of liver cancer at 65

  • 1960 Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60
  • 1963 Dick Powell [Richard Ewing Powell], American singer, actor, producer and director (Cry Danger, Dick Powell Theater), dies from cancer at 58
  • 1963 Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), dies at 52
  • 1969 Georges Renevant, actor (Cornered), dies after long illness at 74
  • 1969 George Renevant [Georges de Cheux], French actor (Moulin Rouge, Scotland Yard, Comrade X), dies at 74
  • 1971 Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (b. 1906)
  • 1983 Dick Emery, actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies at 65
  • 1986 Una Merkel, US actress (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
  • 1990 Alan Hale Jr., American actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1991 Renato Rascel, actor (7 Hills of Rome), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1992 Virginia Field, actress (Dream Girl), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1995 Nancy Kelly, US actress (Bad Seed, Submarine Patrol), dies at 73
  • 1999 Shepard Menken, American voice actor, dies at 77
  • 2001 Teri Diver, American actress (b. 1971)
  • 2004 Lynn Cartwright, American actress (b. 1927)
  • 2005 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian (b. 1913)
  • 2007 Sergio JimĂ©nez, Mexican actor (b. 1937)
  • 2009 Jett Travolta, son of actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston, dies of a seizure at 16
  • 2011 Anne Francis, American actress (b. 1930)
  • 2011 Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (b. 1946)
  • 2013 Ned Wertimer, American actor (The Jeffersons), dies from complications from a fall at 89