Deaths in Film & TV on January 24

  • 1950 Bull Montana [Luigi Montagna], Italian actor (Brass Buttons, Victory, The Son of the Sheik), dies from coronary thrombosis at 62
  • 1960 John Miljan, American actor (The Ten Commandments, Possessed, Final Extra, Susan Lenox), dies at 67
  • 1962 Tom Shirley, actor/TV announcer (They're Off), dies at 62
  • 1972 Jerome Cowan, American actor (Blondie, Tab Hunter Show), dies at 74
  • 1973 J. Carrol Naish, American actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan), dies at 73
  • 1975 Larry Fine, actor (3 Stooges), dies at 72
  • 1979 Jerry Damon, comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 51
  • 1979 Mabel Taliaferro, actress (My Love Come Back), dies at 91
  • 1980 Lil Dagover, Dutch-born German actress (Spiders), dies at 92
  • 1990 Madge Bellamy, American actress, dies of heart failure at 90
  • 1991 George Gobel, comedian, dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 1991 Lawrence Lott, actor (Real Men, Philadelphia Experiment), dies of AIDS at 40
  • 1992 Charles Moulin, French actor (French Tarzan), dies
  • 1992 John Bleifer, actor (Highway to Heaven), dies at 90
  • 1992 Tina Chow, model, dies of AIDs at 41
  • 2000 Bobby Duncum, Jr., American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • 2002 Peter Gzowski, Canadian broadcaster, writer and reporter (b. 1934)
  • 2006 Chris Penn, American actor (b. 1965)
  • 2007 Krystyna Feldman, Polish actress (b. 1916)
  • 2008 Randy Salerno, co-anchor of Chicago's CBS 2 News (b. 1963)
  • 2010 Pernell Roberts, American actor & singer, last surviving star of Bonanza (b. 1928)
  • 2011 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director (b. 1949)
  • 2012 James Farentino, American actor, dies from heart failure at 73
  • 2015 Joe Franklin, American radio host, TV personality and New York institution (The Joe Franklin Show), dies of prostate cancer at 88