Deaths in Film & TV on January 23

  • 1943 Alexander Woollcott, American drama critic (The New Yorker), dies of a heart attack on radio, at 56
  • 1956 Alexander Korda, British movie producer (Henry VIII), dies at 62
  • 1975 Karel Paul van der Mandele, Dutch financier and director (Rotterdam Bank), dies at 94
  • 1976 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (The Fortress; Passport to Pimlico), dies at 62
  • 1976 Paul Robeson, American stage and screen bass-baritone singer ("Old Man River"), actor, and civil rights activist, dies of stroke complications in Philadelphia at 77
  • 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 Brian Redhead, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 1994 Sherry Mathis, American actress (Search for Tomorrow), dies of cancer at 44
  • 1995 Ken Hill, English playwright and director, dies at 57
  • 2003 Nell Carter, American actress (Gimme A Break; Lobo), dies at 54
  • 2004 Bob Keeshan, American actor (Captain Kangaroo), dies at 76

Johnny CarsonJohnny Carson (1925-2005)

American comedian and TV host (The Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust), dies of respiratory failure arising from emphysema at 79

  • 2016 Jack Bannister, English cricket commentator (BBC; Talksport radio) and bowler (Warwickshire 1,198 wickets), 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
  • 2019 Jonas Mekas, American avant garde filmmaker and film critic, dies at 96
  • 2021 Hal Holbrook, American stage and screen Tony and Emmy award-winning actor (All the President's Men; “Mark Twain Tonight!”), dies at 95 [1]

Larry KingLarry King (1933-2021)

American radio and TV host ("Larry King Live", CNN), dies of sepsis and renal failure at 87 [1] [2]