Deaths in Film & TV on January 5

  • 1946 George "Slim" Summerville, American actor (All Quiet on the Western Front, Keystone Cops), dies of a stroke at 53
  • 1965 Neil Craig, actor (Calling Dr Kildare), dies at 73
  • 1968 Jean Murat, French actor (Eternal Rain, Carnival Flanders), dies at 79
  • 1969 Tom Aherne, actor (Hustler, April Fools), dies of influenza in NY
  • 1971 Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)
  • 1977 Onslow Stevens, American actor (This is the Life), dies at 74
  • 1982 Hans Conried, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy), dies at 64
  • 1982 Harvey Lembeck, actor (Phil Silvers, Hathaways), dies at 56
  • 1990 Arthur Kennedy, actor (Air Force), dies of a brain tumor at 76
  • 1991 John Eckhardt, actor born without legs (Freaks), dies at 82
  • 1991 Marie Madeline Sullivan, actress (Elvira Mistress of Dark), dies at 80
  • 1993 George L George, Russian/US journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
  • 1993 Jennifer Raine Bissell, British actress (Thriller, Rush: Inspired by Battlefield) dies from a heart ailment 60
  • 1993 Ronnie Welsh, actor (Patterns), dies of brain cancer at 52
  • 2001 Nancy Parsons, American actress (b. 1942)
  • 2003 Massimo Girotti, Italian film actor (b. 1918)
  • 2009 Ned Tanen, American movie executive (b. 1931)
  • 2012 Frederica Maas, American playwright and screenwriter, dies at 111
  • 2014 Carmen Zapata, American actress, dies at 86