On This Day

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, American 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
Ava Gardner
  • 1991 Lillian Bond, English-American actress (Air Mail, Pick-up, Blond Cheat), dies at 83
  • 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 John Smith, American actor (Cimarron City, Laramie, 7 Angry Men), dies at 63
  • 1995 Peter Black, English TV critic, dies at 82
  • 1995 William Sylvester, American actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Gemini Man), dies at 72
  • 1996 Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director, dies at 68
  • 1999 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)
  • 2008 Christopher Allport, American actor (To Live and Die in L.A.), dies at 60
  • 2009 Kim Manners, American television producer and director (b. 1951)

Person of interestMary Tyler Moore

2017 Mary Tyler Moore, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show; 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 Brooks and Gene Wilder, dies of a respiratory infection at 91