On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on January 26

  • 1947 Grace Moore, American soprano and actress (One Night of Love), dies at 48
  • 1950 Betsy van den Arend, Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs), dies at 78
  • 1963 Ole Olsen, American comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
  • 1967 Albert Rémy, French actor (Grand Prix, The 400 Blows, The Train), dies at 51
  • 1967 Kenneth Thomson, American character actor (Broadway Melody, Little Giant), dies of emphysema at 68
  • 1973 Edward G. Robinson [Goldenberg], Romanian actor (Double Indemnity, The Stranger, The Ten Commandments), dies at 79
  • 1975 Lubov Orlova, actress (Moscow Laughs, Man of Music, Tanya), dies at 72
  • 1977 Margaret Hayes, American actress (Blackboard Jungle, Robert Montgomery Presents), dies from cancer and hepatitis at 60
  • 1978 Leo Genn, British lawyer and actor (Mourning Becomes Electra, Moby-Dick, Affair in Monte Carlo), dies at 72

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1992 José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor and director (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 80

  • 2006 Len Carlson, Canadian actor (b. 1937)
  • 2008 Christian Brando, American actor and son of Marlon Brando, dies of pneumonia at 49
  • 2012 Ian Abercrombie, English actor (Birds of Prey, Desperate Housewives), dies from kidney failure at 77
  • 2012 Dimitra Arliss [Arlys], American actress (Rich Man Poor Man II, The Sting), dies at 79
  • 2016 Abe Vigoda, American actor (Barney Miller, The Godfather), dies at 94
  • 2017 Barbara Hale, American actress (Della Street in Perry Mason), dies at 94
  • 2017 Mike Connors [Krekor Ohanian], American actor (Mannix), dies at 91
  • 2019 Michel Legrand, French composer, film arranger and jazz musician (Summer of '42, Windmills of Your Mind), dies at 86