Deaths in Film & TV on January 27

  • 1928 Marie Verstraete, Belgian actress (Mooi Juultje van Volendam, Frou Frou), dies at 74
  • 1963 John Farrow, Australian director and actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • 1977 Walter Baldwin, American actor (The Best Years of Our Lives, The Long, Long Trailer), dies at 88
  • 1978 Oscar Homolka, Hungarian actor (Sabotage, The Seven Year Itch, Ball of Fire, I Remember Mama), dies at 79
  • 1982 Iris Korn, actress (Widder-Palmerstown USA), dies at 60
  • 1983 Louis De Funes, French actor and writer (The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68
  • 1983 Robert Christian, actor (Bustin' Loose), dies of cancer at 42
  • 1984 Lou Crosby, TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72
  • 1986 Lilli Palmer [Peiser], German actress (Cloak and Dagger, Anastasia: The Czar's Last Daughter), dies from abdominal cancer at 71
  • 1987 Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian film animator and director, dies at 72
  • 1988 Edward Pawley, American actor (Angels with Dirty Faces), dies t 86
  • 1989 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor [Okey Ka Fairy Ko!], dies at 70
  • 1990 Helen Jerome Eddy, actress (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 92
  • 1992 Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, British actress (Eliza Dolittle), dies at 101
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  • 1994 Claude Akins, American character actor (B. J. and the Bear, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Movin' On), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1994 Joe Mays, actor (Mr Saturday Night), dies of AIDS at 44
  • 1996 Patrick Ludlow, British actor (Naughty Husbands, Evergreen and Modesty Blaise), dies at 93
  • 2007 Tige Andrews, American character actor (Mod Squad, The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor), dies of cardiac arrest at 86
  • 2007 Bob Carroll, American screen writer (I Love Lucy, Stage Two Revue, Stranger), dies at 88
  • 2010 Zelda Rubinstein, American actress (b. 1933)
  • 2017 Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (Hiroshima Mon Amour), dies at 89
  • 2017 Robert Ellis Miller, American film director, dies at 89
  • 2018 Mort Walker, American cartoonist (Beetle Bailey, Hi & Lois), dies at 94