Deaths in Film & TV on January 21

  • 1766 James Quin, British actor (Covent Garden Theatre), dies at 72
  • 1937 Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (b. 1898)
  • 1938 George Melies, French early filmmaker (A Trip to the Moon), dies at 76

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1959 Cecil B. DeMille, American filmmaker (The Ten Commandments, Samson and Delilah), dies of heart failure at 77

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • 1963 Al St John, actor (Law & Order, Devil Riders), dies at 70
  • 1964 Joseph Schildkraut, Austrian actor (Cleopatra, Joseph Schildkraut Presents, Diary of Anne Frank), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • 1965 Harvey Zorbaugh, doctor/TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68
  • 1967 Ann Sheridan, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies of cancer at 51
  • 1975 Marie Lohr, actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel, Escapade), dies at 84
  • 1981 Allyn Joslyn, American actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79
  • 1985 Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)
  • 1988 Abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies
  • 1991 Frank Mitchell, actor (Music is Magic, Prairie Gunsmoke), dies
  • 1998 Jack Lord, American actor (Hawaii FIVE-O), dies at 77
  • 1999 Leslie French, British actor and singer (Death in Venice, More than a Miracle), dies at 94
  • 1999 Susan Strasberg, American actress (b. 1938)
  • 2005 Parveen Babi, Indian actress (b. 1955)
  • 2010 Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)
  • 2011 E V V Satyanarayana, Indian Film Director, Producer. (b. 1958)
  • 2013 Michael Winner, English film director and producer (Death Wish), dies at 77
  • 2015 Pauline Yates, English actress (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), dies at 85