Deaths in Film & TV on January 22

  • 1931 Alma Rubens, American actress (Humoresque), dies of Lobar pneumonia and bronchitis at 33
  • 1950 Alan Hale Sr., American actor (Little John-The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies of a liver ailment and viral infection at 57
  • 1950 Corinne Luchaire, French actress (b. 1921)
  • 1959 A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73
  • 1966 Herbert Marshall, actor (Dark Angel, Duel in the Sun), dies at 75
  • 1967 Jobyna Ralston, actress (Wings, Girl Shy, Freshman), dies at 66
  • 1974 Leon Lontoc, actor (Henry-Burke's Law), dies at 64
  • 1980 Iris Meredith [Shunn], American actress (Son of Davy Crockett, The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen), dies at 64
  • 1988 Parker Fennelly, actor (Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm), dies at 96
  • 1994 Jean-Louis Barrault, French stage actor, director and producer (Les Enfants du Paradis), dies at 83
  • 1994 Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas, American singer (If?) and character actor (Kojak, On Her Majesty's Secret Service), dies of prostate cancer at 72
  • 1995 Jerry Blackwell, American professional wrestler (b. 1949)
  • 1997 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster, dies at 66
  • 2002 Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), dies at 77
  • 2004 Ann Miller, American actress and dancer (On the Town), dies at 80
  • 2007 Liz Renay [Pearl Elizabeth Dobbins], American actress (Desperate Living), dies at 80
  • 2008 Roberto Gari, American actor (b. 1920)

Person of interestHeath Ledger

2008 Heath Ledger, Australian-American Actor (Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight), dies of a drug overdose at 28

  • 2010 Jean Simmons, British actress (Thorn Birds, Guys & Dolls), dies at 80
  • 2010 James Mitchell, American dancer and actor (All My Children, Bloomer Girl), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • 2012 Dick Tufeld, American voice actor, dies at 85
  • 2012 Richard "Dick" Tufeld, American voice actor (Lost in Space), dies at 85
  • 2013 Leslie Frankenheimer, American film set designer, dies from leukaemia at 64
  • 2016 Anthony Simmons, British writer and film director (The Optimists of Nine Elms), dies at 93