Deaths in Film & TV on January 31

  • 1942 Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (Spoiling the Game, S.A.-Mann Brand), dies when his plane is shot down during WWII at 24
  • 1949 Henri de Vries [Hendricus Van Walterop], Dutch actor (Cleopatra, White Cargo), dies at 84
  • 1954 Florence Bates, actress (Kismet, I Remember Mama), dies at 65
  • 1960 Lowell Gilmore, American actor (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Living Christ Series), dies at 53
  • 1966 Elizabeth Patterson, American stage, silent and sound screen character actress (The Boy Friend; Intruder in the Dust; I Love Lucy - "Mrs. Trumbull"), dies of pneumonia at 91
  • 1974 Glenn Morris, American Olympic track and field champion (Olympic gold, 1936) and actor (Tarzan's Revenge; Hold That Co-ed), dies of congestive heart failure at 61
  • 1974 Harry Baum, actor (Crime & Punishment), dies at 58
  • 1974 Roger Pryor, American actor (Lady by Choice, Belle of the Nineties, Identity Unknown), dies at 72

Samuel GoldwynSamuel Goldwyn (1882-1974)

Polish born Jewish-American film producer (The Best Years of Our Lives) and movie magnate, dies of natural causes at 91

  • 1982 Jiří Srnka, Czech classical and film score composer, dies at 74
  • 1987 Yves Allégret, French film director, dies at 79
  • 1989 Jack Douglas, English comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child), dies at 80
  • 1995 George Abbott, American theater producer and film director (Damn Yankees; Pajama Game), dies at 107
  • 1997 Eve Lister, British film and television actress (No Limit, Hyde Park), dies at 84
  • 1999 Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 2000 Ralph Manza, American actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • 2006 Moira Shearer, Scottish actress (The Red Shoes) and ballerina, dies at 80
  • 2007 Lee Bergere, American actor (Star Trek, Soap, Dynasty), dies at 82
  • 2009 Nagesh, Indian comedian actor in Kollywood (b. 1933)
  • 2014 Christopher Jones, American actor, dies from cancer at 72
  • 2015 Lizabeth Scott [Emma Matzo], American actress (Desert Fury, Dark City), dies of heart failure at 92
  • 2016 Terry Wogan, British broadcaster (Eurovision Song Contest, Blankety Blank), dies of cancer at 77
  • 2018 Anne Gillis [Alma Conner], American actress (Faline-Bambi, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Little Men), dies at 90
  • 2022 Carleton Carpenter, American magician, stage and screen actor (Two Weeks With Love; Up Periscope), songwriter, and mystery novelist (Cat Got Your Tongue?),, dies at 95