Deaths in Film & TV on January 6

Victor FlemingVictor Fleming (1889-1949)

American film director (The Wizard of Oz; Gone With The Wind), dies at 65

  • 1975 Noel Madison, actor (Jitterbugs, Black Raven), dies at 77
  • 1977 Niall MacGinnis, Irish character actor (Curse of the Demon, Helen of Troy), dies from cancer at 63
  • 1978 Francine York, American actress (Slattery's People), dies at 80
  • 1984 Ernest Laszlo, Hungarian-U.S. cinematographer (b. 1898)
  • 1988 Brent Collins, soap actor (Another World), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • 1990 Hans Jaray, Austrian actor (Lydia, Fedora) and playwright, dies at 83
  • 1990 Ian Charleson, Scottish actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), dies of AIDS at 40
  • 1992 Elaine McKenna, Australian actress (Peg Martin-Cell Block H), dies
  • 1995 Karl Guttmann, Austrian-Dutch playwright and director (Pinter), dies at 81
  • 1996 Johnny Johnston, American singer and actor (Make that Spare), dies at 80
  • 1997 Catherine Scorsese [Cappa], Italian-American actress (The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Cape Fear), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 84
  • 1997 Vince Williams, actor (Hamp-Guiding Light), dies of cancer at 39
  • 2002 Fred Taylor, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster (Ohio State University 1959-76; MLB Washington Senators 1950-52), dies at 77
  • 2012 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Scottish painter and filmmaker, dies at 96
  • 2012 Robert Dozier, Hollywood screenwriter, dies at 81
  • 2012 Robert Holness, South African English radio and television presenter (Blockbusters), dies at 83
  • 2014 Larry D Mann, Canadian actor and broadcaster (Accidental Family, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), dies at 91
  • 2015 Lance Percival, English actor and comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 81
  • 2016 Pat Harrington Jr, American actor (Danny Thomas Show, One Day at a Time), dies at 86

Peter BogdanovichPeter Bogdanovich (1939-2022)

American film director and producer (The Last Picture Show; Paper Moon), dies at 82 [1]

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier (1927-2022)

Bahamian-American actor, first black actor to win Oscar for Best Actor ('Lillies in the Field' - 1963; To Sir, With Love"; "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"), director (Stir Crazy), civil rights advocate, and diplomat, dies at 94 [1]