Deaths in Film & TV on January 29

  • 1960 Louis Jean Heydt, American actor (Waterfront, Gone with the Wind, The Great McGinty), dies from a heart attack at 54
  • 1964 Alan Ladd, actor (Shane), dies at 50 in Palm Springs Calif
  • 1965 John Larkin, actor (Saints & Sinners, 12 O'Clock High), dies at 52
  • 1973 Ludwig Stössel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera, The Pride of the Yankees), dies at 89
  • 1976 Michael Gwynn, English actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 1977 Freddie Prinze, comedian and actor (Chico & the Man), shoots himself at 22
  • 1978 Tim McCoy, American actor (Arizona Bound) and soldier, dies at 86
  • 1980 Jimmy Durante, comedian (Palooka, Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86
  • 1986 Leif Erickson, American actor (Invaders from Mars, On the Waterfront), dies at 74
  • 1994 Jevgeni P Leonov, Russian actor (Gori, Moja Zvezda), dies at 67
  • 1994 Nick Cravat [Nicholas Cuccia], American actor (Gremlin-Twilight Zone), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • 2002 Harold Russell, Canadian-born actor (The Best Years of Our Lives, Inside Moves), dies at 88
  • 2008 Philippe Khorsand, French actor (b. 1948)
  • 2016 Jacques Rivette, French New Wave film director (The Beautiful Troublemaker), dies at 87