Deaths in Film & TV on January 20

  • 1779 David Garrick, English actor, producer and writer (Aboan-Oroonoko), dies at 61
  • 1920 Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876)
  • 1960 Matt Moore, Irish-American actor and director (Coquette, Deluge), dies at 72
  • 1971 Broncho Billy Anderson, American actor and the 1st cowboy in a movie (The Great Train, The Lucky Dog), dies at 88
  • 1984 Johnny Weissmuller [Peter Johann Weißmüller], Hungarian actor (Tarzan) and 100m swimmer (Olympic 5 gold-1924, 28), dies at 79
  • 1989 Beatrice Lillie, actress (Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies at 94
  • 1989 Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (b. 1938)
  • 1990 Barbara Stanwyck, [Ruby Stevens], actress (Big Valley), dies at 82
  • 1991 Louis Seigner, actor (Eclipse, Special Section), dies in a fire at 87

Person of interestAudrey Hepburn

1993 Audrey Hepburn, British actress (Roman Holiday), dies of colon cancer at 63

  • 1993 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], American playwright, actor, and director (Matchmaker, Tomorrow), dies at 80
  • 1998 Bobo Brazil [Houston Harris], American professional wrestler, dies at 73
  • 2002 Carrie Hamilton, actress and singer (b. 1963)
  • 2003 Nedra Volz, American actress (b. 1908)
  • 2011 Bruce Gordon, American actor (The Untouchables), dies after long illness at 94
  • 2018 John Coleman, American journalist, co-founder of The Weather Channel and broadcaster (1953-2014), dies at 83
  • 2018 Bob Smith, American author and a groundbreaking gay comedian (The Tonight Show, Funny Gay Males), dies from Lou Gehrig’s disease at 59
  • 2018 Howard Lew Lewis, English comedian and actor (Maid Marian and Her Merry Men and Brush Strokes), dies at 76