Deaths in Film & TV on January 2

  • 1937 Ross Alexander, American actor (Captain Blood, Boulder Dam), commits suicide by gunshot at 29

Person of interestEmil Jannings

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 Richard "Dick" Emery, British comedian and actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies from cardio-respiratory failure 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 [Ranucci], Italian actor (7 Hills of Rome, Secrets of Santa Vittoria), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1992 Virginia Field, actress (Dream Girl), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1995 Nancy Kelly, American child actress and model (The Bad Seed, Double Exposure, Jesse James), dies at 73
  • 1999 Shepard Menken, American voice and character actor (The Wild Wild West), dies at 77
  • 2001 Teri Diver, American actress (b. 1971)
  • 2002 Margaret "Bibi" Osterwald, American actress (As Good as It Gets, Bridget Loves Bernie), dies of lung disease at 83
  • 2004 Doralyn "Lynn" Cartwright, American character actress (A League of Their Own), dies at 76
  • 2005 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian, dies at 91
  • 2006 Osa Massen [Aase Madsen Iversen], Dutch actress (Jack London, Rocketship X-M), dies at 91
  • 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 (Honey West, Forbidden Planet, Pancho Villa), dies at 80
  • 2011 Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (b. 1946)
  • 2013 Ned Wertimer, American actor (The Jeffersons), dies from complications from a fall at 89