Deaths in Film & TV on January 30

  • 1926 Barbara La Marr [Reatha Watson], American vaudeville and silent film actress (The White Moth), and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary tuberculosis and nephritis at 29
  • 1956 Jane Seymour [Marjorie S Fitz-patrick], Canadian-American actress (Tom, Dick and Harry, Young Mr Bobbin), dies at 62
  • 1967 (Raymond) Lee Morgan, American actor (Dungeons of Harrow; The Last of the Fast Guns), dies of heart disease at 64
  • 1970 Malcolm Keen, British actor (The Lodger, The Manxman, The Murder Party), dies at 82
  • 1973 Jack MacGowran, Irish actor (King Lear, The Quiet Man, The Exorcist), dies of influenza at 54
  • 1980 Lil Dagover, actress (Destiny, Spiders), dies at 82
  • 1982 Stanley Holloway, English comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 91
  • 1983 Joan Valerie, actress (Pier 13), dies of pneumonia
  • 1985 Ken Mayers, American actor (Little Big Man, Dick Tracey, Space Patrol), dies at 66
  • 1987 Angelo Rutherford, actor (Willie-Gentle Ben), dies at 32
  • 1987 Ken Drake, American actor (Crime & Punishment USA), dies at 65
  • 1991 John McIntire, American actor (Naked City, Wagon Train, Virginian), dies of emphysema at 83
  • 1996 Guy Doleman, actor (Deadly Bees, Idol, Thunderball), dies at 72
  • 1999 Ed Herlihy, American broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • 1999 Henry "Huntz" Hall, American actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game), dies from congestive heart failure at 76
  • 2001 Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (Lili, Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker), dies at 90
  • 2007 Nikos Kourkoulos, Greek actor and artistic director (b. 1934)

Sidney SheldonSidney Sheldon (1917-2007)

American novelist and playwright (Master of the Game, Bloodline, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer), dies of pneumonia at 89

  • 2008 Jeremy Beadle, British television host (Beadle's About), dies of pneumonia at 59
  • 2008 Roland Selmeczi, Hungarian actor (b. 1969)
  • 2011 John Barry [Prendergast], English film score composer (James Bond films; Born Free), dies at 77
  • 2012 Frederick Treves, English actor, dies at 86
  • 2014 Arthur Rankin, Jr, American director, producer, and screenwriter (Rankin/Bass Productions -The Year Without A Santa Claus; Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer; Frosty The Snowman), dies at 89
  • 2015 Geraldine McEwan, British actress (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple), dies at 82
  • 2015 Than Wyenn, American character actor (Being There, Splash, Imitation of Life), dies at 95
  • 2016 Frank Finlay, British actor (Bouquet of Barbed Wire), dies at 89
  • 2018 Mark Salling, American actor and musician (Glee), commits suicide at 35