Deaths: January 20

by bcampos862 | created - 20 Jan 2017 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

1. Bob Smith

Writer | Side by Side by Susan Blackwell

Bob Smith was born on December 24, 1958 in Buffalo, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for Side by Side by Susan Blackwell (2009), CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival (2002) and Outlaugh! (2006). He died on January 20, 2018 in New York City, New York.

3. Audrey Hepburn

Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn was born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, was of a Dutch descent, and her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian ancestry.

After her parents' divorce, ...

4. Bairbre Dowling

Actress | Zardoz

Bairbre Dowling was born on March 27, 1953 in Dublin, Ireland as Barbara Patricia Dowling. She was an actress, known for Zardoz (1974), Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Changing Habits (1997). She was married to Colm Meaney. She died on January 20, 2016 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

5. Barbara Stanwyck

Actress | Double Indemnity

Today Barbara Stanwyck is remembered primarily as the matriarch of the family known as the Barkleys on the TV western The Big Valley (1965), wherein she played Victoria, and from the hit drama The Colbys (1985). But she was known to millions of other fans for her movie career, which spanned the ...

6. Beatrice Lillie

Actress | Thoroughly Modern Millie

Dubbed "the funniest woman in the world", comedienne Beatrice Lillie was born the daughter of a Canadian government official and grew up in Toronto. She sang in a family trio act with her mother, Lucy, and her piano-playing older sister, Muriel. Times were hard and the ambitious mother eventually ...

7. Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

Director | The Infant at Snakeville

American actor-director-writer-producer Gilbert M. Anderson, father of the movie cowboy and the first Western star, was born Maxwell Henry Aronson in Little Rock, Arkansas. His parents, Esther (Ash) and Henry Aronson, were from New York. His father was from a German Jewish family, and his mother ...

Broncho Billy Anderson

8. Bruce Gordon

Actor | Piranha

Bruce Gordon was born on February 1, 1916 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA as Boris Benjamin Grabowsky. He was an actor, known for Piranha (1978), The Buccaneer (1958) and Tower of London (1962). He was married to Marla and Mary Jane Farrar Falvey. He died on January 20, 2011 in Santa Fe, New ...

9. Carrie Hamilton

Actress | Fame

Carrie Hamilton was born on December 5, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA as Carrie Louise Hamilton. She was an actress, known for Fame (1982), Tokyo Pop (1988) and The X-Files (1993). She was married to Marc Templin. She died on January 20, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

10. Claudio Abbado

Soundtrack | Minority Report

Claudio Abbado was born on June 26, 1933 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He is known for his work on Minority Report (2002), Shutter Island (2010) and Elle (2016). He was married to Gabriella Cantalupi and Giovanna Cavazzoni. He died on January 20, 2014 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

11. Claudio Levrino

Actor | Los éxitos del amor

Claudio Levrino was born in 1945. He was an actor, known for Los éxitos del amor (1979), Tiempo de vivir (1977) and Un mundo de veinte asientos (1978). He died on January 19, 1980 in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

12. David Battley

Actor | Krull

David Battley (5 November 1935 - 20 January 2003) was a British actor specialising in laconic, lugubrious comedy roles.

David Battley, elder son of John Battley, post-WW2 Labour MP, was born in Battersea, London. Born with a hole in the heart, he was initially taught at home before attending a ...

13. Enrique de Rosas

Director | Hermanos

Enrique de Rosas was born on July 14, 1888 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Dionisio Russo. He was an actor and director, known for Hermanos (1941), Nativa (1939) and Atorrante (1941). He died on January 20, 1948 in Ituzaingo, Buenos Aires.

14. Etta James

Soundtrack | Back to the Future

Etta James was born on January 25, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jamesetta Hawkins. She was married to Artis Mills. She died on January 20, 2012 in Riverside, California.

15. Garrincha

Actor | Exu-Piá, Coração de Macunaíma

Garrincha was born on October 28, 1933 in Magé, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Manoel Francisco dos Santos. He was an actor, known for Exu-Piá, Coração de Macunaíma (1986), Asa Branca: Um Sonho Brasileiro (1980) and O Preço da Vitória (1959). He was married to ...

16. Gerry Mulligan

Soundtrack | L.A. Confidential

Born in New York, raised in Philadelphia, Mulligan was the foremost baritone sax player of his generation, as well as an acclaimed composer and arranger, and one of the founders of the post-WWII "West Coast" school of jazz. In addition to his three marriages, Mulligan was the long-term lover of ...

17. Harry Selby

Camera_department | Africa Adventure

Harry Selby was born on July 22, 1925 in Frankfort, South Africa as John Henry Selby. He is known for his work on Africa Adventure (1954). He was married to Maria Elizabeth Clulow. He died on January 20, 2018 in Maun, Botswana.

18. Hiram Keller

Actor | Fellini - Satyricon

Hiram Keller was born on May 3, 1944 in Moody Field, Georgia, USA as Hiram Keller Undercofler Jr. He was an actor, known for Fellini Satyricon (1969), Orestes (1969) and Strogoff (1970). He was married to Kristina St. Clair. He died on January 20, 1997 in Atlanta, Georgia.

19. Howard Lew Lewis

Actor | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Howard Lew Lewis was born on August 21, 1941 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Brazil (1985) and Brush Strokes (1986). He was married to Anna Goodall. He died on January 20, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

20. Humberto Serrano

Actor | Antonella

Humberto Serrano was born on May 21, 1942 in Spain. He was an actor, known for Antonella (1991), Inolvidable (1992) and Cops and Robbers (1994). He died on January 20, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

21. Jim Rodford

Music_department | Return to Waterloo

Jim Rodford was born on July 7, 1941 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England as James Walter Rodford. He is known for his work on Return to Waterloo (1984), The Kinks: Come Dancing (1983) and The Kinks: Don't Forget to Dance (1983). He was married to Jean. He died on January 20, 2018 in St Albans, ...

22. John Coleman

Self | Eyewitness News

John Coleman was born on October 15, 1934 in Alpine, Texas, USA as John S. Coleman. He was married to Linda Coleman and Alice Rae Casey. He died on January 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

23. Johnny Weissmuller

Actor | Tarzan the Ape Man

Johnny Weissmuller was born as Peter Johann Weißmüller in Freidorf, today a district of the city of Timisoara in Romania, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Weissmuller would later claim to have been born in Windber, Pennsylvania, probably to ensure his eligibility to compete as part of ...

24. José de Thomas

Writer | El televisor

José de Thomas is a writer and actor, known for El televisor (1962), Alta comedia (1965) and Days of Hate (1954).

25. Nedra Volz

Actress | Filthy Rich

An apple dumpling of a darling, character actress Nedra Volz had one of those slightly vacant, twinkly-eyed faces absolutely designed for light sitcoms and commercial work. Although she didn't come into her own until past retirement age, she enjoyed a solid two-decade ride delightfully amusing ...

26. Paul Bocuse

It's a Wonderful Life

Paul Bocuse was born on February 11, 1926 in Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, Rhône, France. He was married to Raymonde Duvert. He died on January 20, 2018 in Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.

28. Tom Ricketts

Director | The Secretary of Frivolous Affairs

Born in London, England, in 1853, prolific actor/director (300+ credits) Tom Ricketts is mostly forgotten today, but his chief claim to fame is that he directed the first motion picture shot in Hollywood.

Ricketts began his show-business career as an actor on the London stage, and gained a ...

29. Victor Izay

Actor | Wild Hogs

Victor Izay was born on December 23, 1923 in Watertown, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Wild Hogs (2007), Young Guns (1988) and Employee of the Month (2006). He was married to Jo Roybal Izay and Connie Izay. He died on January 20, 2014 in Glendora, California, USA.

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