2020 Deaths

by runefromnorway | created - 04 Jan 2020 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

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1. David Stern

Self | Four Square Miles to Glory

David Stern was born on September 22, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA as David Joel Stern. He is known for his work on Four Square Miles to Glory, The Carter Effect (2017) and The Other Dream Team (2012). He was married to Dianne Bock. He died on January 1, 2020 in Manhattan, New York City.

Died of brain hemorrhage in Manhattan, New York.

1942-2020 (77 years old)

1 January

2. Nick Gordon

Self | The Houstons: On Our Own

Nick Gordon was born on May 5, 1990 in Roswell, Georgia, USA. He is known for his work on The Houstons: On Our Own (2012), Inside Edition (1988) and Dr. Phil (2002). He died on January 1, 2020 in Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA.

Died of a drug overdose in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

1989-2020 (31 years old)

1 January

3. Barry ZeVan

Writer | Television: The First Fifty Years

Barry ZeVan was born on August 5, 1937 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Television: The First Fifty Years (1999), Horror, Inc. (1969) and Hiding Victoria (2006). He was married to Ellen Hanson-Zevan. He died on January 1, 2020 in Golden Valley, Minnesota, USA.

Died of leukemia in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

1937-2020 (82 years old)

1 January

4. Lyudmila Kasyanova

Actress | Don Kikhot

Lyudmila Kasyanova was born on December 10, 1936 in Yessentuki, Stavropol Krai, Russia, USSR as Lyudmila Ivanovna Kasyanova. She was an actress, known for Don Kikhot (1957), Solange Leben in mir ist (1965) and Trotz alledem! (1972). She died on January 2, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Died in Prague, Czech Republic.

1936-2020 (83 years old)

2 January

5. Derek Acorah

Actor | Big Fat Gypsy Gangster

Derek Acorah was born on January 27, 1950 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England as Derek Francis Johnson. He was an actor, known for Big Fat Gypsy Gangster (2011), Doctor Who (2005) and Crispy's Curse (2017). He was married to Gwen Acorah, Barbara Keeton and Joan Hughes. He died on January 3, 2020 in ...

Died of pneumonia and sepsis in Bootle, England.

1950-2020 (69 years old)

3 January

6. Robert Blanche

Actor | Men of Honor

The youngest of five children, Robert Clinton Blanche was born to Mary Edith Blanche (Heavner) and Richard Keith Blanche on March 30, 1962 in Pomona, California, but spent most of his life in Oregon. He joined SAG (Screen Actors Guild) in 1995 and served as Portland SAG Branch President for many ...

Died after lung transplant surgery in Portland, Oregon.

1962-2020 (57 years old)

3 January

7. Jan Tesarz

Actor | Hart's War

Jan Tesarz was born on August 4, 1935 in Czechowice-Dziedzice, Slaskie, Poland. He was an actor, known for Hart's War (2002), Bokser (1967) and A Short Film About Killing (1988). He died on January 3, 2020 in Torun, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland.

Died in Torun, Poland.

1935-2020 (84 years old)

3 January

8. Mordecai Arnon

Actor | Warhead

Mordecai Arnon was born on April 23, 1941 in Nahalat Yehuda, Palestine. He was an actor, known for Warhead (1977), Two Kuni Lemel (1966) and Florentine (1997). He died on January 3, 2020 in Israel.

Died of cancer in Israel.

?-2020 (age unknown)

3 January

9. Christopher Beeny

Actor | Upstairs, Downstairs

British light leading man, on stage from 1951 and in films from 1953. Having initially aspired to be a dancer, Beeny joined the Ballet Rambert company in London at the age of eight but later switched to acting and eventually graduated from RADA in 1959. By then he had already achieved a measure of ...

Died of natural causes in Kent, England.

1941-2020 (78 years old)

3 January

10. Tom Long

Actor | The Dish

He was born in the USA while his Australian parents were in Boston at the time. He has two sisters and a brother and his father is a doctor for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. He was raised on a farm near (Benalla, North East Victoria) He left school early and moved to Queensland, shearing sheep ...

Died of encephalitis in Australia.

1968-2020 (52 years old)

4 January

11. Galia Ishai

Actress | Ha-Chevre Ha-Tovim

Galia Ishai was born on May 17, 1950 in Tel Aviv, Israel. She was an actress, known for Ha-Chevre Ha-Tovim (1999), Am Yisrael Hai (1981) and The Highway Queen (1971). She died on January 4, 2020 in Tel Aviv.

Died of cancer in Tel Aviv, Israel.

?-2020 (age unknown)

4 January

12. Jerome Guardino

Actor | Columbo

Jerome Guardino was born on August 27, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Leonard Jerome Guardino. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Columbo (1971), Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) and Dream No Evil (1970). He was married to Marguerite R. and Fran Malis. He died on January 4, 2020.

1923-2020 (96 years old)

4 January

13. Erika Broyer

Actress | Dis diefthyntis

Erika Broyer was born on November 17, 1942 in Athens, Greece. She was an actress, known for Miss Director (1964), Exodos kindynou (1980) and A Foolish Love (1981). She was married to Kostas Voutsas. She died on January 5, 2020 in Athens.

Died of cancer in Athens, Greece.

1942-2020 (78 years old)

5 January

14. Andrew Burkle

Producer | Airplane Mode

Andrew Burkle was born on October 27, 1993 in the USA as Andrew Charles Burkle. He was an actor and producer, known for Airplane Mode (2019) and Breakfast with Einstein (1998). He died on January 6, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

Died in Beverly Hills, California.

1993-2020 (26 years old)

6 January

15. Elizabeth Wurtzel

Writer | Prozac Nation

Elizabeth Wurtzel was born on July 31, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA as Elizabeth Lee Wurtzel. She was a writer, known for Prozac Nation (2001), When the Brass Band Plays (2020) and Intimate Portrait (1990). She was married to James Freed Jr. She died on January 7, 2020 in Manhattan, New ...

Died of a leptomeningeal disease in Manhattan, New York.

1967-2020 (52 years old)

7 January

16. Silvio Horta

Producer | Ugly Betty

Silvio Horta was born on August 14, 1974 in Miami, Florida, USA as Silvio Alejandro Horta. He was a producer and writer, known for Ugly Betty (2006), Urban Legend (1998) and The Chronicle (2001). He died on January 7, 2020 in Miami.

Died of suicide by gunshot in Miami, Florida.

1974-2020 (45 years old)

7 January

17. Harry Hains

Actor | Lulu

Harry Hains was born on December 4, 1992 in Melbourne, Australia as Harrison George Haines. He was an actor and producer, known for Lulu (2018), Groupies (2018) and Sapphire (2021). He died on January 7, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Died of suicide in Los Angeles, California.

1992-2020 (27 years old)

7 January

18. Neil Peart

Soundtrack | Small Soldiers

Neil Peart was one of the most universally respected rock drummers, and was best known for his nearly superhuman, pyrotechnic drum playing, and for providing intellectual lyrics for his band's songs. Neil served as both drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush since 1974, joining bassist/...

Died of brain cancer in Santa Monica, California.

1952-2020 (67 years old)

7 January

19. Elena Cruz

Actress | Contigo y aquí

Elena Cruz was born on November 27, 1926 in Argentina. She was an actress and writer, known for Contigo y aquí (1974), Un tranvía llamado Deseo (1956) and Fabián 2 Mariana 0 (1980). She was married to Fernando Siro. She died on January 7, 2020 in Argentina.

Died of natural causes in Argentina.

1926-2020 (93 years old)

7 January

20. Buck Henry

Writer | The Graduate

Prolific, multi-talented comedy writer, story editor, actor and director. His father was an Air Force general (Paul Steinberg Zuckerman) turned stockbroker and his mother was silent screen star Ruth Taylor, formerly a member of Mack Sennett's bathing beauties. Buck Henry's first fling with comedy ...

Died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California.

1930-2020 (89 years old)

8 January

21. Harry Fletcher

Self | Sky World News

Harry Fletcher was born on January 27, 1947 in Burnage, Manchester, England as Harry Jeffrey Fletcher. He died on January 8, 2020 in the UK.

Died of a heart attack in the UK.

1947-2020 (72 years old)

8 January

22. Giorgio Listuzzi

Actor | Il tetto

Giorgio Listuzzi was born on January 20, 1934 in Trieste, Italy. He was an actor, known for The Roof (1956) and Doctor Without Scruples (1959). He died on January 8, 2020 in Palmanova, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy.

Died in Palmanova, Italy.

1934-2020 (85 years old)

8 January

23. Edd Byrnes

Actor | Grease

Edd Byrnes was born Edward Byrne Breitenberger on July 30, 1932 in New York City, the son of Mary (Byrne) and Augustus "Gus" Breitenberger. Edd shared an impoverished and unhappy childhood with brother Vincent and sister Jo-Ann. Their mother worked hard at various jobs to keep the family together ...

Died of natural causes in Santa Monica, California.

1932-2020 (87 years old)

9 January

24. Ivan Passer

Director | Intimní osvetlení

Ivan Passer was one of the key authors of the "new wave" of Czech cinema, a group of young people who forged an energetic and transgressive film movement in the 1960s, breaking away from the precepts of hard socialist realism. Passer was not only the author of the scenarios of his own films, but he...

Died of a pulmonary disease in Reno, Nevada.

1933-2020 (86 years old)

9 January

25. Carol Serling

Actress | Twilight Zone: The Movie

Born in Columbus, Ohio as Carolyn Louise Kramer to Warren A. and Ann (nee Caldwell) Kramer, when she was 18 months old her mother died unexpectedly. She was raised by her grandparents, Frank and Louise (nee Orton) Caldwell of Columbus.

She attended the Ohio State University Laboratory School in ...

Died in California.

1929-2020 (91 years old)

9 January

26. Bill Ray

Self | Marilyn Monroe: Auction of a Lifetime

In 1964 he joined the Life magazine staff working out of the Beverly Hills bureau. Here he covered top movie stars, including Natalie Wood and Ingrid Bergman, as well as the Alaska earthquake, the richest man in Japan, and the Vietnam War, with many cover stories. From the Paris bureaus in 1968 to ...

Died of atrial fibrillation in Manhattan, New York.

1936-2020 (83 years old)

9 January

27. Neda Arneric

Actress | Ispravi se, Delfina

Neda Arneric was born on July 15, 1953 in Knjazevac, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She was an actress, known for Stand Up Straight, Delfina (1977), Aloa: Festivity of the Whores (1988) and Shaft in Africa (1973). She was married to Milorad Mesterovic, Dejan Karaklajic and Rade Markovic. She died on January ...

Died in Belgrade, Serbia.

1953-2020 (66 years old)

10 January

28. Brice Armstrong

Actor | Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru zetto

Brice Armstrong was a small-time Texas actor who grew up in the city of Dallas. He didn't get his big breakthrough until he became a voice actor for Funimation when they first started on their own English version for Dragon Ball Z & Dragon Ball. For one decade Brice has provided voice work for ...

Died of natural causes.

1936-2020 (84 years old)

10 January

Died in Detroit, Michigan.

1939-2020 (80 years old)

10 January

30. Anjelia Pelay

Actress | WWE Monday Night RAW

Anjelia Pelay was an actress, dancer, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist until her death in 2020.

Pelay had performed since the age of 3. By age 10, she had appeared in numerous plays and musicals. Some of her notable television credits were as "Brooke Hogan" on WWE Raw (1993), as ...

Died in New Jersey.

?-2020 (age unknown)

10 January

31. John Crosbie

Actor | The Book That Wrote Itself

John Crosbie was born on January 30, 1931 in St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada as John Carnell Crosbie. He was an actor, known for The Book That Wrote Itself (1999), No Hell (2014) and The Cabin (2015). He was married to Jane Ellen Furneaux . He died on January 10, 2020 in St John's.

Died in St. John's, Canada.

1931-2020 (88 years old)

10 January

32. Norma Michaels

Actress | Easy A

Norma Michaels was born on March 13, 1924 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Easy A (2010), Wedding Crashers (2005) and Bad Ass (2012). She died on January 11, 2020 in Palm Springs, California.

Died in Palm Springs, California.

1924-2020 (95 years old)

11 January

33. Stan Kirsch

Actor | Highlander

Stan Kirsch was born on July 15, 1968 in New York City, New York, USA as Stanley Benjamin Kirsch. He is known for his work on Highlander (1992), Straight Eye: The Movie (2004) and JAG (1995). He was married to Kristyn Green. He died on January 11, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Died of suicide by hanging in Los Angeles, California.

1968-2020 (51 years old)

11 January

34. William Bogert

Actor | WarGames

William Bogert was born on January 25, 1936 in New York City, New York, USA as William Russell Bogert III. He was an actor, known for WarGames (1983), Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and A Perfect Murder (1998). He was married to Eren Ozker. He died on January 12, 2020 in New York City.

Died in New York, New York.

1936-2020 (83 years old)

12 January

35. Jaime Humberto Hermosillo

Director | Naufragio

Hermosillo was one of the most successful Mexican directors. Born in Aguascalientes, a small city in central Mexico, Hermosillo's films dissected the hypocrisy of Mexican middle class and "torn the curtain" behind which many perversities are hidden. He became an important figure in Mexican ...

Died in Guadalajara, Mexico.

1942-2020 (77 years old)

13 January

36. Sherwood Price

Actor | Ben Casey

Sherwood Price was born on April 4, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Frank Sherwood Gell. He was an actor and production manager, known for Ben Casey (1961), The Roaring 20's (1960) and Cheyenne (1955). He was married to Mary LaRoche and Kathie Browne. He died on January 13, 2020.

1928-2020 (91 years old)

13 January

37. Benjamín 'Chamín' Correa

Self | Nuestras mejores canciones

Benjamín 'Chamín' Correa was born on February 5, 1929 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He died on January 14, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Died of a heart attack in Mexico City, Mexico.

1929-2020 (90 years old)

14 January

38. Jack Kehoe

Actor | Serpico

Jack Kehoe was born on November 21, 1934 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Serpico (1973), Midnight Run (1988) and The Sting (1973). He died on January 14, 2020 in Hollywood Hills, California, USA.

Died of a stroke in Hollywood Hills, California.

1934-2020 (85 years old)

14 January

39. Rocky Johnson

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Rocky Johnson was born on August 24, 1944 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada as Wayde Douglas Bowles. He was an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), Spectrum Wrestling (1977) and Wrestling at the Chase (1959). He was married to Sheila, Ata Johnson and Una Sparks. He died on January 15, ...

Died of a pulmonary embolism in Lutz, Florida.

1944-2020 (75 years old)

15 January

40. Christopher Tolkien

Self | An Awfully Big Adventure

Christopher Tolkien is the third son of the author J. R. R. Tolkien, and the editor of much of his father's posthumously published work. He drew the original maps for his father's The Lord of the Rings, which he signed C. J. R. T.

After his father's death, Christopher Tolkien, whom his father had ...

Died in Draguignan, France.

1924-2020 (95 years old)

15 January

41. Magda

Actress | Mn Oheb

Magda is an Egyptian actress. She started her career at the age of 15 using a pseudonym, so that her parents wouldn't know. Her breakthrough came in 1949 in the film "Al Naseh" (The Mentor), after which she went on to become one of the most popular female actresses in Egyptian cinema history. Her ...

Died in Egypt.

1931-2020 (88 years old)

16 January

42. Derek Fowlds

Actor | Yes Minister

London-born character actor Derek Fowlds came to the fore on television as 'Mr. Derek', straight man to the children's puppet Basil Brush (succeeding Rodney Bewes in that capacity), then as private secretary and political advisor Bernard Woolley, diligently keeping the reins on obtuse British ...

Died of sepsis in Bath, England.

1937-2020 (82 years old)

17 January

43. Thérèse Dion

Composer | Céline Dion: Ce n'était qu'un rêve

Thérèse Dion was born on March 20, 1927 in Canada. She was a composer, known for Céline Dion: Ce n'était qu'un rêve (1981), 75e, elles se souviennent (2015) and Le match de la vie (1988). She was married to Adhémar-Charles Dion . She died on January 17, 2020 in Québec, Canada.

Died in Quebec, Canada.

1927-2020 (92 years old)

17 January

44. Christoph Quest

Actor | Boat Trip

Christoph Quest was born on October 8, 1940 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Boat Trip (2002), Es wäre gut, daß ein Mensch würde umbracht für das Volk (1991) and Die Geschwister Oppermann (1983). He was married to Doris and Frauke. He died on January 18, 2020 in ...

Died of an illness in Berlin, Germany.

1940-2020 (79 years old)

18 January

45. David Olney

Music_department | Al's Lads

David Olney was born on March 23, 1948 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is known for his work on Capone's Boys (2002), First Tuesday in November (1989) and Niagara's Gold (1994). He was married to Regina. He died on January 18, 2020 in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, USA.

Died of a heart attack in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

1948-2020 (71 years old)

18 January

46. Alicia Gómez Montano

Director | Informe semanal

Alicia Gómez Montano was born in 1955 in Madrid, Spain. She was a director and writer, known for Informe semanal (1973), En portada (1984) and Numbered Days (1994). She died on January 18, 2020 in Madrid.

Died of cancer in Madrid, Spain.

1955-2020 (65 years old)

18 January

47. Robert Sampson

Actor | Re-Animator

Robert Sampson was born on May 10, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Leroy Sampson. He was an actor, known for Re-Animator (1985), The Dark Side of the Moon (1990) and Robot Jox (1989). He was married to Maryanne Gackle. He died on January 18, 2020 in Santa Barbara, California.

Died in Santa Barbara, California.

1933-2020 (86 years old)

18 January

48. Jô Shishido

Actor | Koroshi no rakuin

Jô Shishido or Joe Shishido a.k.a. Joe The Ace (esu no Jô) owing to his role in 1961's Fast-Draw Guy entered acting following an audition for the Nikkatsu Studio and being one of the few to be picked and offered a contract via its New Face contest. Having signed with Nikkatsu in 1954 he began ...

Died in Tokyo, Japan.

1933-2020 (86 years old)

21 January

49. Terry Jones

Writer | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, the son of Dilys Louisa (Newnes), a homemaker, and Alick George Parry Jones, a bank clerk. His older brother is production designer Nigel Jones. His grandparents were involved in the entertainment business, having managed the local Amateur Operatic ...

Died of dementia.

1942-2020 (77 years old)

21 January

50. Raúl Amundaray

Actor | Cristal

Raúl Amundaray was born on May 18, 1937 in Caracas, Venezuela. He was an actor, known for Cristal (1985), Por amarte tanto (1993) and Qué pasó con Jacqueline? (1982). He died on January 21, 2020 in Houston, Texas, USA.

Died in Houston, Texas.

1937-2020 (82 years old)

21 January

51. John Karlen

Actor | Cagney & Lacey

John Karlen was born on May 28, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as John Adam Karlewicz. He was an actor, known for Cagney & Lacey (1981), Dark Shadows: The Vampire Curse (1966) and House of Dark Shadows (1970). He was married to Betty Karlen. He died on January 22, 2020 in Burbank, California, ...

Died of heart failure in Burbank, California.

1933-2020 (86 years old)

22 January

52. Tyler Gwozdz

Self | The Bachelorette

Tyler Gwozdz was born on June 18, 1990 in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. He died on January 23, 2020 in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA.

Died of a drug overdose in Palm Beach, Florida.

c.1990-2020 (29 years old)

22 January

53. Jim Lehrer

Actor | Zoolander 2

Jim Lehrer was born on May 19, 1934 in Wichita, Kansas, USA as James Charles Lehrer. He was a writer and actor, known for Zoolander 2 (2016), PBS NewsHour (1975) and Viva Max (1969). He was married to Kate Tom Staples. He died on January 23, 2020 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

Died in Washington DC.

1934-2020 (85 years old)

23 January

54. Robert Harper

Actor | Creepshow

Robert Harper was born on May 19, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Francis Harper. He was an actor, known for Creepshow (1982), Once Upon a Time in America (1984) and The War of the Roses (1989). He was married to Sascha Noorthoorn van der Kruyff and Lisa Pelikan. He died on January ...

Died of cancer in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

1951-2020 (68 years old)

23 January

55. Robert Archibald

Self | Making It Rain: A Scottish Basketball Story

Robert Archibald was born on March 29, 1980 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He died on January 23, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Died in Chicago, Illinois.

1980-2020 (39 years old)

23 January

56. Franz Mazura

Actor | Live from the Metropolitan Opera

Franz Mazura was born on April 12, 1924 in Salzburg, Austria. He was an actor, known for The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977), Lulu (1979) and Der Ring des Nibelungen (1980). He was married to Elisabeth Friedmann. He died on January 23, 2020 in Mannheim, Germany.

Died of natural causes in Mannheim, Germany.

1924-2020 (95 years old)

23 January

57. Edwin Bordo

Actor | The Purple Rose of Cairo

Edwin Bordo was born on March 3, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Broadway Danny Rose (1984) and Masquerade (1988). He died on January 23, 2020 in New York City, New York, USA.

Died in New York, New York.

1931-2020 (88 years old)

23 January

58. Margo Lion


Margo Lion was born on October 13, 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Margo Alison Lion. She is known for her work on Hairspray (2007), Dinner with Friends (2001) and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune (1988). She was married to Ted Nemeth. She died on January 24, 2020 in Manhattan, New York ...

Died of a brain aneurysm in Manhattan, New York.

1944-2020 (75 years old)

24 January

59. Nina Griscom

Actress | At First Sight

Nina Griscom was born on May 8, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA as Nina Louise Renshaw. She was an actress, known for At First Sight (1999) and Iron Chef America: The Series (2004). She was married to Leonel Alfredo Piraino, Dr. Daniel Clufton Baker III, Lloyd Preston Griscom Jr. and Joseph ...

Died of ALS in Manhattan, New York.

1954-2020 (65 years old)

25 January

Died in Switzerland.

?-2020 (age unknown)

25 January

61. Alan Harris


Stand-in and bit player Alan Harris was born on May 28, 1938 in Enfield, Middlesex, London, England. Harris worked as a male model before going on to embark on a career in both films and television as an extra and stand-in. Alan not only appeared in several Star Wars movies in uncredited minor ...

Died in the UK.

1938-2020 (81 years old)

25 January

62. Kobe Bryant

Producer | Dear Basketball

Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Kobe Bean Bryant. He was a producer and actor, known for Dear Basketball (2017), Daddy's Home (2015) and The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Live Action (2018). He was married to Vanessa Laine Bryant. He died on January...

Died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

1978-2020 (41 years old)

26 January

63. Bob Shane

Soundtrack | M Squad

Bob Shane was born on February 1, 1934 in Hilo, Hawaii, USA as Robert Castle Schoen. He is known for his work on M Squad (1957), Playhouse 90 (1956) and Convoy (1965). He was married to Barbara (Bobbie) Lynn Childress and Louise Glancy Brandon. He died on January 26, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Died of pneumonia in Phoenix, Arizona.

1934-2020 (85 years old)

26 January

64. Lucy Jarvis

Producer | The Peking Ballet: First Spectacular from China

Lucy Jarvis was born on June 24, 1917 in New York City, New York, USA as Lucille Howard. She was a producer and actress, known for The Peking Ballet: First Spectacular from China (1972), The Kremlin (1963) and Family Reunion (1981). She was married to Serge Jarvis. She died on January 26, 2020 in ...

Died in New York, New York.

1917-2020 (102 years old)

26 January

65. Jack Burns

Writer | The Muppet Movie

Appeared on the Andy Griffith show after Don Knotts departed. He played a bumbling deputy in the tradition of Barney Fife. After his partnership with George Carlin ended, he teamed with Avery Schreiber after meeting at Chicago's Second City comedy club. Jack appeared on Saturday Night Live In 1977 ...

Died of respiratory failure in Toluca Lake, California.

1933-2020 (86 years old)

27 January

66. Jameela Malik

Actress | Chottanikkara Amma

Jameela Malik was an Indian film actress in South Indian movies. She acted in Malayalam and Tamil films in between 1970s and 1990s and appeared in several Malayalam television soap operas in between 2016 and 2020. She received critical acclaim and appreciation, for all the movies she acted, from ...

Died in Thiruvananthapuram, India.

1946-2020 (74 years old)

27 January

67. Dick Balduzzi

Actor | Kelly's Heroes

Busy American supporting actor of Italian parentage who was a familiar face on the small screen during the golden years of television. Balduzzi chose his career path while serving in the U.S. Navy. After studying at the Goodman Theatre School of Drama in Chicago he moved to New York and began to ...

Died in West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania.

1928-2020 (91 years old)

27 January

68. Reed Mullin

Soundtrack | Clerks

Reed Mullin was born on February 12, 1966 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA as William Reed Mullin. He was an actor, known for Clerks (1994), Final Rinse (1999) and Rocket Man and the Aerial Fortress (2013). He died on January 27, 2020.

1966-2020 (53 years old)

27 January

69. Czeslaw Jaroszynski

Actor | Linia

Czeslaw Jaroszynski was born on July 29, 1931 in Bolewice, Wielkopolskie, Poland. He was an actor, known for Linia (1975), Wsród nocnej ciszy (1978) and Janosik (1974). He died on January 27, 2020 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

Died in Warsaw, Poland.

1931-2020 (88 years old)

27 January

70. Nicholas Parsons

Actor | Happy Is the Bride

Nicholas Parsons was without doubt one of the UK's most popular and beloved television and radio personalities, and very few can claim to have had such a long entertainment career. The son of a doctor, he was raised in Lincolnshire until the age of eight, when the family moved to London. He was ...

Died of an illness in Aylesbury, England.

1923-2020 (96 years old)

28 January

71. Giorgos Kotanidis

Actor | Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Giorgos Kotanidis was born on May 23, 1945 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He was an actor and writer, known for Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001), Pretty Smart (1987) and The Girl from Mani (1986). He died on January 28, 2020 in Athens, Greece.

Died in Athens, Greece.

1945-2020 (74 years old)

28 January

72. Monique van Vooren

Actress | Wall Street

Monique van Vooren was born on March 25, 1927 in Brussels, Belgium as Monique Bronz. She was an actress, known for Wall Street (1987), Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) and Ça va barder (1955). She was married to Curt H Pfenniger. She died on January 25, 2020 in New York City, New York, USA.

Died in New York, New York.

1927-2020 (92 years old)

28 January

73. Marj Dusay

Actress | All My Children

Marj Dusay was born on February 20, 1936 in Hays, Kansas, USA as Marjorie Ellen Pivonka Mahoney. She was an actress, known for All My Children (1970), Guiding Light (1952) and Star Trek (1966). She was married to Thomas Perine and John Murray Dusay. She died on January 28, 2020 in New York City, ...

Died in New York, New York.

1936-2020 (83 years old)

28 January

74. Harry Harrison

Self | A Video History of the American Radio Personality!

Harry Harrison was born on September 20, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Harry Harrison Jr. He was married to Patricia Kelly. He died on January 28, 2020 in Westwood, New Jersey, USA.

Died in Westwood, New Jersey.

1930-2020 (89 years old)

28 January

75. Dyanne Thorne

Actress | Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS

American actress and performer Dyanne Thorne began her career in show business as a band vocalist and New York stage actress. Before breaking onto the silver screen, she was popular as a comedic sketch artist/talking foil. Comedy albums, with Allen & Rossi, Vaughn Meader and Loman & Barkley earned ...

Died in the USA.

1936-2020 (83 years old)

28 January

76. Harriet Frank Jr.

Writer | Hud

Harriet Frank Jr. was born on March 2, 1923 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Harriet Goldstein. She was a writer and producer, known for Hud (1963), The Cowboys (1972) and Norma Rae (1979). She was married to Irving Ravetch. She died on January 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Died in Los Angeles, California.

1923-2020 (96 years old)

28 January

77. Hung-Chung Lin

Cinematographer | Ku Lian

Died in Taipei, Taiwan.

1934-2020 (85 years old)

28 January

78. Svetlana Ageeva

Actress | Operatsiya 'Y' i drugie priklyucheniya Shurika

Svetlana Ageeva was born on January 16, 1941 in the USSR as Svetlana Alekseevna Ageeva. She was an actress, known for Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures (1965), Shore leave (1962) and Priezzhayte na Baykal (1966). She died on January 29, 2020 in Moscow, Russia.

Died in Moscow, Russia.

1941-2020 (79 years old)

30 January

79. Fred Silverman

Producer | CBS Summer Playhouse

Fred Silverman was born in 1937, and quickly grew up into the television business. After starting out in the mail-room of ABC-TV in the late 1950s, he rose to director of program development at WGN-TV, Chicago in the early '60s. One day, he abandoned his car during a snowstorm and boarded a plane ...

Died in Pacific Palisades, California.

1937-2020 (82 years old)

30 January

80. Jörn Donner

Producer | Fanny och Alexander

Jörn Donner grew up in a Swedish-speaking family belonging to the Finnish upper class. Already as a student he had radical leftist ideas displayed in magazines and newspapers. His first novel appeared in 1951 when Donner was only 18 years old. He graduated from the University of Helsinki in 1959. ...

Died of cancer in Helsinki, Finland.

1933-2020 (86 years old)

30 January

81. Konstantin Titov

Actor | Chyornyy kloun

Konstantin Titov was born on March 22, 1919 in Ivanovo-Voznesensk, Ivanovo-Voznesensk Governorate, RSFSR [now Ivanovo, Ivanovo Oblast, Russia] as Konstantin Grigorievitch Titov. He was an actor, known for Chyornyy kloun (1994), Fire on East Train 34 (1981) and Pomnish zapakh sireni... (1992). He ...

Died in Riga, Latvia.

1919-2020 (100 years old)

30 January

82. Chanin Hale

Actress | Synanon

Chanin Hale was a small-town girl from Dayton, Ohio, who moved to New York in 1955, right out of high school to pursue a career on the stage. In New York, she toured in the High Time revue, performed onstage in The Gazebo, Come Blow Your Horn, Bus Stop, and Little Mary Sunshine.

In 1963, while ...

Died in Los Angeles, California.

1928-2020 (91 years old)

30 January

83. León Singer

Actor | If... Dog... Rabbit

León Singer was born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He was an actor and cinematographer, known for If... Dog... Rabbit (1999), Amistad (1997) and Lonesome Dove (1989). He died on January 30, 2020.

?-2020 (age unknown)

30 January

84. Mary Higgins Clark

Writer | Where Are the Children?

In 2002 Mary Higgins Clark published her memoir "Kitchen Privileges". The book describes her upbringing, first marriage and how she became such a famous author. Meanwhile 36 movies have been made that are based on Mary Higgins Clark's thrillers. For a while Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter ...

Died in Naples, Florida.

1927-2020 (92 years old)

31 January

85. Andree Melly

Actress | The Horror of It All

Andree Melly was born on September 15, 1932 in Liverpool, England. She was an actress, known for The Horror of It All (1964), ITV Television Playhouse (1955) and Little Women (1958). She was married to Oscar Quitak. She died on January 31, 2020 in St Eulalia, Ibiza, Spain.

Died in St Eulalia, Spain.

1932-2020 (87 years old)

31 January

86. Delphine Forest

Actress | I promessi sposi

Delphine Forest was born on August 28, 1966 in Paris, France. She was an actress, known for The Betrothed (1989), Europa Europa (1990) and Boris Godounov (1989). She died on January 31, 2020 in Paris.

Died in Paris, France.

1966-2020 (53 years old)

31 January

87. Patrick Jordan

Actor | The Pink Panther Strikes Again

The son of a regimental sergeant major, Albert Patrick Jordan grew up in London where he debuted on stage in a 1946 Old Vic production of "Richard II" at the New Theatre. The ensemble cast comprised actors Harry Andrews, Rosalind Atkinson and Alec Guinness. The same group of players went on to ...

1923-2020 (96 years old)

? January

88. Andy Gill

Soundtrack | The Manchurian Candidate

Andy Gill was born on January 1, 1956 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England as Andrew James Dalrymple Gill. He was married to Catherine Mayer. He died on February 1, 2020 in London, England.

Died of pneumonia in London, England.

1956-2020 (64 years old)

1 February

89. Peter Serkin

Music_department | Nanook of the North

Peter Serkin was born on July 24, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA as Peter Adolf Serkin. He is known for his work on Nanook of the North (1922), Great Performances (1971) and C'è musica & musica (1972). He was married to Regina Touhey and Wendy Spinner. He died on February 1, 2020 ...

Died of pancreatic cancer in Red Hook, New York.

1947-2020 (72 years old)

1 February

90. Ivan Král

Soundtrack | The Basketball Diaries

Ivan Kral was born in 1948 in Prague, Czechoslovakia to a musician mother and journalist father.

The award-winning composer, filmmaker and musician knew his calling early. By the age of five, when he wrote his first song, he could sing, play guitar, piano and violin. At 16, he reached ...

1948-2020 (71 years old)

2 February

91. Hou-Tao Hsiao

Actor | Lao da ren

Hou-Tao Hsiao was born on December 29, 1947 in Tainan, Taiwan as Ou Tsang-Hsi. He is known for his work on Dad's Suit (2018), Wu hu si hai (1992) and Farewell Summer (2010). He died on February 2, 2020 in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Died of hydronephrosis and gastrointestinal bleeding in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

1947-2020 (72 years old)

2 February

92. Johnny Lee Davenport

Actor | The Fugitive

Johnny Lee Davenport was born on July 24, 1950 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. He was an actor, known for The Fugitive (1993), U.S. Marshals (1998) and Ted (2012). He died on February 2, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Died of leukemia in Boston, Massachusetts.

?-2020 (age unknown)

2 February

93. Gene Reynolds

Producer | M*A*S*H

Gene Reynolds might have fulfilled a youthful ambition and become a baseball player. However, his father's business failed and the family relocated from their erstwhile home in Detroit to Los Angeles in 1934.

Eugene Reynolds Blumenthal was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Maude Evelyn (Schwab), a...

Died in Burbank, California.

1923-2020 (96 years old)

3 February

94. Douglas Knapp

Camera_department | Escape from New York

Doug Knapp is a graduate of University Southern California school of Cinematic Arts (1972). Member of International Cinematograpers Guild, ICG Local 600 (1977 - 2011) as Camera Operator and Director of Photography on hundreds of television shows and feature films. Doug has been filming since the ...

Died of pancreatic cancer in Burbank, California.

1949-2020 (70 years old)

3 February

95. Nadia Lutfi

Actress | Muzakkerat telmiza

Nadia Lutfi was born Poula Mohamed Shafiq in 1937 in Cairo to an Egyptian father and a Polish mother. Her father was an accountant. Acting started as a hobby, when she was 10 years old she participated in a play at her school and did very well.

Her first roles in Egyptian cinema were in Soultan (...

Died in Cairo, Egypt.

1937-2020 (83 years old)

4 February

96. José Luis Cuerda

Director | La lengua de las mariposas

José Luis Cuerda was born on February 18, 1947 in Albacete, Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. He was a director and writer, known for Butterfly (1999), The Blind Sunflowers (2008) and The Others (2001). He died on February 4, 2020 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

Died in Madrid, Spain.

1947-2020 (72 years old)

4 February

97. Terry Hands

Director | Cyrano de Bergerac

Terry Hands was born on January 9, 1941 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England as Terence David Hands. He was a director and actor, known for Cyrano de Bergerac (1985), Story Parade (1964) and Arena (1975). He was married to Emma Lucia, Ludmila Mikaël and Josephine Barstow. He died on February 4, 2020 in...

Died in the UK.

1941-2020 (79 years old)

4 February

98. Kirk Douglas

Actor | Spartacus

Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. ...

Died in Los Angeles, California.

1916-2020 (103 years old)

5 February

99. Kevin Conway

Actor | Gettysburg

Kevin Conway was born on May 29, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA as Kevin John Conway. He was an actor and director, known for Gettysburg (1993), Invincible (2006) and Thirteen Days (2000). He was married to Mila Burnette. He died on February 5, 2020 in Manhattan, New York City.

Died of a heart attack.

1942-2020 (77 years old)

5 February

Died in Canada.

1947-2020 (73 years old)

5 February

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