Deaths in Film & TV on January 9

  • 1931 Wayne Munn, wrestler (b. 1896)
  • 1936 John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director (The Hater of Men, Man, Woman and Sin), dies from a heart attack at 40
  • 1975 John Slater, actor (Deadlock, 3 on a Spree), dies at 58
  • 1975 Pierre Fresnay, French actor (Monsieur Vincent, Grand Illusion), dies at 77
  • 1977 Hal Sawyer, TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62
  • 1982 Paul Lynde, American comedian and actor (The Hollywood Squares, Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), dies of a possible stroke at 55
  • 1987 Arthur Lake [Arthur William Silverlake], American actor (Blondie, Topper), dies from a heart attack at 81
  • 1991 Chris Baay, Dutch actor (Tomorrow It Will Be Better, Klatergoud, Surprise Raid), dies at 86
  • 1992 Steve Brodie, actor (Desperate, Bodyguard), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1995 Peter Cook, English comic/actor (Peter n' Dud, Bedazzled), dies at 57
  • 1996 Fearless Mary Nadia Wadia, actress, dies at 88
  • 1998 Charito Solis, Filipino actress (b. 1935)
  • 2005 Gonzalo Gavira, Mexican film sound technician (b. 1925)
  • 2006 Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor, director (b. 1937)
  • 2008 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (b. 1923)
  • 2016 Ed Stewart, British DJ and broadcaster (Crackerjack), dies of a stroke at 74