Deaths in Film & TV on January 25

  • 1943 Spencer Charters, American actor (3 Faces West, Big Town Girl, St Louis Kid), dies at 67
  • 1960 Diana Barrymore, American actress (Nightmare, Lady Courageous, Fired Wife), dies of an alcohol and drug overdose at 38
  • 1968 Virginia Maskell, actress (Only Two Can Play), dies at 31
  • 1970 Marie Benavente, actress (Paradise), dies at 84
  • 1970 Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese television writer and producer (Ultraman) (b. 1901)
  • 1975 Vivien Kellems, American industrialist, who battled the Federal tax system as discriminatory against single people, dies at 78
  • 1977 Donald Kerr, actor (Devil Bat, Killer Bats), dies at 85
  • 1979 J Robertson Hare, actor (Fighting Stock), dies at 87
  • 1980 David Newell, American actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves), dies at 75
  • 1980 Queenie Watts [Mary Spenton], British singer and actress (Up the Junction, Holiday on the Buses), dies at 56
  • 1981 Richard Talmadge, actor (Speed Reporter), dies
  • 1988 Colleen Moore, actress (These Girls Won't Talk), dies at 87
  • 1990 Alexander Lockwood, actor (Duel), dies

Person of interestAva Gardner

1990 Ava Gardner, American actress (Barefoot Contessa, On the Beach), dies of pneumonia at 67

Actress Ava Gardner
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Ava Gardner
  • 1991 Stanley Brock, American actor (UHF, Hard to Kill, Ivan-He's the Mayor), dies of heart attack at 59
  • 1992 John Touchstone, American actor (Across Five Aprils), dies of cirrhosis at 59
  • 1995 Peter Black, TV critic, dies at 82
  • 1995 William Sylvester, American actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Gemini Man), dies at 72
  • 1995 John Smith, American actor (Cimarron City, Laramie, 7 Angry Men), dies at 63
  • 1996 Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director, dies at 68
  • 1999 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)
  • 2008 Christopher Allport, American actor (b. 1947)
  • 2009 Kim Manners, American television producer and director (b. 1951)

Person of interestMary Tyler Moore

2017 Mary Tyler Moore, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ordinary People), dies at 80

  • 2017 John Hurt, English actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express), dies at 77
  • 2018 John Morris, American film and Broadway composer who commonly worked alongside Mel Gibson and Gene Wilder, dies of a respiratory infection at 91