Deaths in Film & TV on January 23

  • 1956 Alexander Korda, English movie producer (Henry VIII), dies at 62
  • 1976 Paul Robeson, American singer (Old Man River), actor and civil rights activist, dies in Philadelphia at 77
  • 1976 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (Passport to Pimlico, Tot Coq), dies at 62
  • 1978 Jack Oakie, American actor (The Great Dictator, 1974 Photoplay Award), dies at 74
  • 1982 Hope Hampton, actress (Star Dust, Lawful Larcency), dies at 83
  • 1992 Frederick "Freddie" Bartholomew, British child actor (Anna Karenina, David Copperfield, Captains Courageous), dies of emphysema at 67
  • 1992 Ian Wolfe, American actor (Diary of a Madman, Wizards & Warriors, Houdini, THX-1138, Homebodies), dies at 95
  • 1994 Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow), dies of cancer at 44
  • 1994 Brian Redhead, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 1995 Ken Hill, playwright/director, dies at 57
  • 2003 Nell Carter, American singer and actress (b. 1948)
  • 2004 Bob Keeshan, American actor (Captain Kangaroo), dies at 76
  • 2005 Johnny Carson, American television host (b. 1925)
  • 2016 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), dies at 85
  • 2017 Gorden Kaye, British actor (Allo Allo), dies at 75
  • 2018 Lari White, American country music singer and actress (You Can Be a Star winner- 1988), dies of peritoneal cancer at 52