On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on January 23

  • 1956 Alexander Korda, English movie producer (Henry VIII), dies at 62
  • 1975 Karel Paul van der Mandele, Dutch financier and director (Rotterdam Bank), dies at 94
  • 1976 Paul Robeson, American singer (Old Man River), actor and civil rights activist, dies in Philadelphia at 77
  • 1976 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (The Fortress; Passport to Pimlico), 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, English playwright and director, dies at 57
  • 2003 Nell Carter, American actress (Nell-Gimme a Break, Lobo), dies at 54
  • 2004 Bob Keeshan, American actor (Captain Kangaroo), dies at 76

Person of interestJohnny Carson

2005 Johnny Carson, American comedian and TV host (The Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust), dies of respiratory failure arising from emphysema at 79

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • 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

Person of interestLarry King

2021 Larry King [Zeiger], American radio/TV host ("Larry King Live", CNN), dies of COVID-19 at 87 [1] [2]

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King
  • 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]