Deaths: January 26

by bcampos862 | created - 27 Jan 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Barbara Hale

Actress | Perry Mason

Barbara was born on 18 April 1922, as one of two children. As a young girl, Ms. Hale intended to major in art and drawing; she began her professional career as a model for a comic strip called "Ramblin' Bill", during the time she was working her way through The Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. She ...

2. Abe Vigoda

Actor | The Godfather

Tall, dour-faced and slouch-shouldered character actor Abe Vigoda proved himself in both gritty dramatic roles, and as an actor with wonderful comedic timing.

Vigoda was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Lena (Moses) and Samuel Vigoda, both Russian Jewish immigrants. His father was a tailor on the ...

3. Colin Vearncombe

Soundtrack | Starter for 10

Colin Vearncombe was born on May 26, 1962 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He was married to Camilla. He died on January 26, 2016 in Cork, Ireland.


4. Charlie Louvin

Soundtrack | Jesus' Son

Charlie Louvin was born on July 7, 1927 in Section, Alabama, USA as Charlie Elzer Loudermilk. He was married to Betty Harrison. He died on January 26, 2011 in Wartrace, Tennessee, USA.

5. Christian Brando

Actor | I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!

Christian Brando was born on May 11, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Christian Devi Brando. He was an actor, known for I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968), Unmasked Part 25 (1989) and La posta in gioco (1988). He was married to Deborah Presley and Mary McKenna. He died on January 26, 2008 ...

6. Clare Fischer

Soundtrack | Girl 6

Clare Fischer was born on October 22, 1928 in Durand, Michigan, USA as Douglas Clare Fischer. He is known for his work on Girl 6 (1996), Under the Cherry Moon (1986) and Center Stage (1967). He was married to Donna Van Ringelesteyn and Zoe Ann Routsos. He died on January 26, 2012 in Burbank, ...

7. Cyrus Yavneh

Producer | 24

Cyrus Yavneh was born on October 14, 1942. He was a producer and production manager, known for 24 (2001), The Arrival (1996) and Baby (2000). He died on January 25, 2018 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

8. David Byrd

Actor | Tango & Cash

David Byrd was born on September 3, 1932 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Tango & Cash (1989), Lost Highway (1997) and The Hudsucker Proxy (1994). He was married to Anne Gee Byrd. He died on January 26, 2001 in Studio City, California, USA.

9. Dimitra Arliss

Actress | The Sting

Dimitra Arliss' acting career began at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, she first caught audience's eyes appearing in Arthur Kopit's Broadway play "Indians", she played a Native American character who spoke with an Italian accent. While she continued acting on stage, she began to appear in several ...

10. Edward G. Robinson

Actor | Key Largo

Emanuel Goldenberg arrived in the United States from Romania at age ten, and his family moved into New York's Lower East Side. He took up acting while attending City College, abandoning plans to become a rabbi or lawyer. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts awarded him a scholarship, and he began ...

11. Elizabeth Hawley

Journalist chronicler of Himalaya mountaineering.

12. Ethelreda Leopold

Actress | Hart to Hart

Ethelreda Leopold was born on July 2, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Hart to Hart (1979), Race Suicide (1938) and He Stayed for Breakfast (1940). She was married to Joseph Pine. She died on January 26, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

13. Gene Coogan

Actor | Peter Gunn

Gene Coogan was born on August 30, 1909 in Essex, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Peter Gunn (1958), Panic! (1957) and The Silent Service (1957). He was married to Linda Landi. He died on January 26, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

14. Gladys Horton

Soundtrack | The Playboy Club

Gladys Horton was born on May 30, 1945 in Gainesville, Florida, USA as Gladys Catherine Horton. She was married to Sammy Coleman. She died on January 26, 2011 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.

15. Glenn Langan

Actor | Dragonwyck

Thomas Glenn Langan spent most of his early life in his home town of Denver, Colorado. After completing his education, he acted in local repertory companies, before moving to New York. In 1942, he appeared on Broadway opposite Luise Rainer in J.M. Barrie's "Kiss for Cinderella". He garnered good ...

16. Gordon Oliver

Actor | The Marines Are Here

Gordon Oliver was born on April 27, 1910 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Gordon McCord Oliver. He was a producer and actor, known for The Marines Are Here (1938), The Spiral Staircase (1946) and Jezebel (1938). He was married to Elsa E. Cover. He died on January 26, 1995 in Los Angeles.

17. Grace Moore

Actress | One Night of Love

Grace Moore, the internationally famous star of the Metropolitan Opera, Broadway, motion pictures, radio and recordings, was born December 5, 1898, in Del Río near Newport, Tennessee. Her family moved to Jellico when she was a young girl. She attended Jellico High School where she was captain of ...

18. Guy Raymond

Actor | Bandolero!

Guy Raymond was born on July 1, 1911 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Raymond Guyer. He was an actor, known for Bandolero! (1968), Gypsy (1962) and 4D Man (1959). He was married to Ann Morgan Guilbert and Evelyn L. Scher. He died on January 26, 1997 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

19. Hal Geer

Producer | How Bugs Bunny Won the West

Hal Geer was born on September 13, 1916 in Oronogo, Missouri, USA as Harold Eugene Geer. He was an editor and producer, known for How Bugs Bunny Won the West (1978), Bugs Bunny's Valentine (1979) and Bugs Bunny: All American Hero (1981). He was married to Carol Jones and Nancy Walker. He died on ...

20. Helene Costello

Actress | The Fatal Warning

Some of Helene Costello's films available on video are Her Crowning Glory (1911), Lulu's Doctor (1912) and Lights of New York (1928), the first all-talking feature. She worked for a time as a reader for 20th Century Fox in the early 1940s. Miss Costello died on January 26, 1957, in California's ...

21. Ian Abercrombie

Actor | Army of Darkness

Ian Abercrombie began his theatrical career as a lad during the Blitz in World War II. After his footwork years during which he earned Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in dance for the stage, he performed in London, Holland, Ireland and Scotland. He made his American stage debut in 1955 in a ...

22. Inda Ledesma

Actress | El perseguidor

Argentine actress of cinema and theater, and also forming of out-standing actors. Born in a little town of the province of Buenos Aires (Cnel. Suárez), Ledesma established herself in the city of Buenos Aires to very early age to initiate his formation actoral. At the age of 16 she joined the ...

23. Iván Grondona

Writer | Reencuentro con la gloria

Iván Grondona was born in Argentina. He was an actor and writer, known for Reencuentro con la gloria (1962), Malevo (1972) and El solitario (1980). He was married to Perla Santalla. He died on January 26, 2006 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

24. Jacques Languirand

Actor | Mars et Avril

Jacques Languirand was born on May 1, 1931 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Jacques Dandurand. He was an actor and writer, known for Mars et Avril (2012), Montreal Flight 871 (1966) and L'odyssée d'Alice Tremblay (2002). He was married to Yolande Delacroix-Pelletier. He died on January 26, ...

25. John Peakes

Actor | Evil Dead II

John Peakes was born on July 1, 1933. He was an actor, known for Evil Dead II (1987), 6 Souls (2010) and Cold Case (2003). He was married to Judith Gentry and Connie Villiers. He died on January 26, 2017 in the USA.

26. José Ferrer

Actor | Dune

José Ferrer was born on January 8, 1912 in Santurce, Puerto Rico as José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón. He was an actor, known for Dune (1984), Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) and Moulin Rouge (1952). He was married to Stella Daphne Magee, Rosemary Clooney, Phyllis Hill and Uta Hagen. He died on ...

27. Kendall Carly Browne

Actress | Pineapple Express

Kendall Carly Browne was born on May 31, 1918. She was an actress, known for Pineapple Express (2008), Dreamscape (1984) and Alligator (1980). She died on January 26, 2018 in Indio, California, USA.

28. Leo Genn

Actor | Quo Vadis

Leo Genn was the son of a successful jewelry merchant Woolfe (William) Genn and his wife Rachel Asserson. He attended the City of London School as a youth and went on to study law at Cambridge. He received his law degree as a qualified barrister (which in English law tradition is a lawyer who is a ...

29. Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner

Soundtrack | Reindeer Games

Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner was born on March 14, 1943 in Hamilton, Ohio, USA. He died on January 26, 2013 in Trotwood, Ohio.

30. Lucky Luciano

Self | A Wing and a Prayer

US gangster and racketeer. Born Charles Salvadore Lucania in Sicily, he emigrated with his family to the US in 1906. In 1907 he started shoplifting. He was given his nickname by childhood friend and fellow gangster Meyer Lansky for his luck with betting on racehorses, but it also could have applied...

31. Margaret Hayes

Actress | The Glass Key

Auburn-haired Margaret 'Maggie' Hayes made her Broadway debut in 1940 and was signed by Paramount the following year. She generally played second leads, often as 'the other woman', but was never quite fulfilled in her profession. Instead, she pursued diverse other career paths outside of acting, ...

32. Margery Mason

Actress | The Princess Bride

Margery Mason was born on September 27, 1913 in Hackney, London, England as Margery E. Mason. She was an actress, known for The Princess Bride (1987), Love Actually (2003) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). She was married to Peter Daminoff. She died on January 26, 2014 in Swiss ...

33. Mike Connors

Actor | Mannix

He once jokingly described himself as 'a frustrated song-and-dance man' who wound up typecast as a TV crime fighter. Tall, handsome Armenian-American Mike Connors had a minor career in the movies before becoming a star on the small screen as the impeccably dressed macho sleuth Joe Mannix. Towards ...

34. Montserrat Julió

Actress | Kuai can che

Montserrat Julió was born in 1929 in Mataró, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Montserrat Julió i Nonell. She was an actress and writer, known for Wheels on Meals (1984), Teatro estudio (1976) and Robin and Marian (1976). She died on January 26, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

35. Nedda Francy

Actress | El drama del collar

Nedda Francy was born on November 29, 1908 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Nedda Francalanci. She was an actress, known for El drama del collar (1930), Palermo (1937) and Monte Criollo (1935). She died on January 26, 1982 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

36. Pat Welsh

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Pat Welsh was born on February 11, 1915 in San Francisco, California, USA as Patricia Anderson Carroll. She was an actress, known for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Waterloo Bridge (1940). She was married to Tom Welsh. She died on January 26...

37. Raphael Cruz

Actor | Age of the Dragons

Raphael Cruz was born as Raphael L. Cruz. He is known for his work on Age of the Dragons (2011), Cloud Seven (2005) and Cos, Play, Life (2014). He died on January 26, 2018 in Paris, France.

38. Robert Hegyes

Actor | Welcome Back, Kotter

Robert Hegyes was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to an Hungarian-American father, Stephen, and an Italian-American mother, Marie Dominica (Cocozza). He is the eldest of their children. The others are: Mark Hegyes, MD - Billings, Montana, Ms. Stephanie Hegyes - Princeton, New Jersey, and Ms. ...

39. Roberto Mieres

Self | Formula 1

Roberto Mieres was born as Roberto Casimiro Mieres. He died on January 26, 2012 in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

40. Tommy Kelly

Actor | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Tommy Kelly was born on April 6, 1925 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Thomas Francis Kelly. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938), Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938) and Irene (1940). He was married to Susie Burch. He died on January 26, 2016 in Greensboro, ...

41. William Eythe

Actor | The Ox-Bow Incident

He had the requisite charm and dark, thick-browed good-looks of a Tyrone Power that often spelled "film stardom" but it was not to be in the case of actor William Eythe. Spotted for Hollywood while performing on Broadway, he made nary a dent when he finally transferred his skills to film and is ...

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