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, American actor (Shane, Carpetbaggers), dies from an overdose at 50
  • 1965 John Larkin, American actor (Saints & Sinners, The Satan Bug, 12 O'Clock High), dies of heart attack 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 actor (Best Years of Our Life, Dogtown), dies from a heart attack at 88
  • 2004 Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (Helden, Ich suche dich), dies of kidney disease at 88
  • 2005 Ephraim Kishon, Israeli author, dramatist, screenwriter, and Oscar-nominated film director, dies at 80
  • 2008 Philippe Khorsand, French actor (b. 1948)
  • 2015 Rodney "Rod" McKuen, American poet, singer-songwriter and actor (Jean, Alone, Beatsville), dies at 81
  • 2016 Jacques Rivette, French New Wave film director (The Beautiful Troublemaker), dies at 87