Deaths: January 29

by bcampos862 | created - 29 Jan 2017 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

1. Manuel Padilla Jr.

Actor | American Graffiti

Manuel Padilla Jr. was born on July 13, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Manuel A. Padilla Jr. He was an actor, known for American Graffiti (1973), Scarface (1983) and Tarzan (1966). He died on January 29, 2008 in Pomona, California.

2. Alan Ladd

Actor | Shane

Alan Walbridge Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the only child of Ina Raleigh (aka Selina Rowley) and Alan Ladd, a freelance accountant. His mother was English, from County Durham, and his paternal grandparents were Canadian. His father died when he was four. At age five, he burned his ...

3. Anthony Eisley

Actor | Hawaiian Eye

The future stage, screen and TV star (real name: Fred Eisley) was born in Philadelphia. His father was general sales manager and "troubleshooter" for a large company, and his work kept the family on the move (up and down the East Coast) throughout Eisley's young life. As early as the days of school...

4. Camilla Williams

Self | Max Liebman Spectaculars

Camilla Williams was born on October 18, 1919 in Danville, Virginia, USA. She died on January 29, 2012 in Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

5. Dora Prince

Actress | Trampa para un soñador

Dora Prince was born on October 3, 1930 in Maipú, Mendoza, Argentina as María del Pilar Rodríguez. She was an actress, known for Trampa para un soñador (1980), El arreglo (1983) and El amor tiene cara de mujer (1976). She was married to Leopoldo Verona. She died on January 29, 2015 in Buenos...

6. Elkin Ramírez

Self | WARPTv

Elkin Ramírez was born on October 26, 1962 in Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia as Elkin Fernando Ramírez Zapata. He died on January 29, 2017 in Medellín, Antioquia.

7. Evgeniy Leonov

Actor | Osenniy marafon

Evegeni Leonov was a Russian actor best known for leading roles in comedies, such as Kin-dza-dza! (1986) and Gentlemen of Fortune (1971).

He was born Evgeni Pavlovich Leonov on September 2, 1926, in Moscow, Russia, USSR (now Moscow, Russia). He was the second son in the family. His father, Pavel ...

8. Frances Goodrich

Writer | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Frances Goodrich was born on December 21, 1890 in Belleville, New Jersey, USA. She was a writer, known for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), Easter Parade (1948) and In the Good Old Summertime (1949). She was married to Albert Hackett, Henrik Van Loon and Robert Ames. She died on January 29, ...

9. Freddie Prinze

Actor | Chico and the Man

Freddie Prinze was born Frederick Karl Pruetzel in New York City, New York, to a Puerto Rican mother, Aurea Elena Ruiz, and a German immigrant father, Edward Karl Pruetzel. Freddie grew up in the Washington Heights section of New York City. As a chubby child, he was often bullied, but was quite ...

10. Harold Russell

Actor | The Best Years of Our Lives

Harold John Russell was born in Nova Scotia in 1914. His family moved to Cambridge Massachusetts when his father died in 1919. He was training paratroopers at Camp MacKall NC on June 6, 1944 when some TNT he was using exploded in his hands. He lost both hands. After receiving hooks, and training on...

11. Hilton McConnico

Production_designer | Diva

Hilton McConnico was born on May 13, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Joseph Hilton McConnico. He was a production designer and costume designer, known for Diva (1981), This Sweet Sickness (1977) and The Moon in the Gutter (1983). He died on January 29, 2018 in Paris, France.

12. Howard Frank Mosher

Writer | Disappearances

His books are often adapted for film by Vermont, independent filmmaker, Jay Craven.

13. Jacques Rivette

Director | La belle noiseuse

Although François Truffaut has written that the New Wave began "thanks to Rivette," the films of this masterful French director are not well known. Rivette, like his "Cahiers du Cinéma" colleagues Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol and Éric Rohmer, did graduate to filmmaking but, like Rohmer...

14. Jamie Uys

Director | The Gods Must Be Crazy

Jamie Uys was an internationally acclaimed film director who completed 24 films. Prizes for his work included the 1981 Grand Prix at the Festival International du Film de Comedy Vevey for 'The Gods Must be Crazy' and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association award for best documentary in 1974 for '...

15. Jay Switzer


Jay's first introduction to the business came when his mother Phyllis asked her 13-year-old son to attend a CRTC hearing in Trois Rivieres and bring back a report for her regulatory newsletter. When Phyllis co-founded Citytv in September 1972, 16-year-old Jay's first full-time job was on the ...

16. Jimmy Durante

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

First wife Jeanne died in 1943. Wed second wife, Marjorie Little after 16 year courtship when she was 39 and he 67 Marjorie Little had been the hatcheck girl at the Copacabana. Durante and his second wife adopted a baby girl, Cecelia Alicia on Christmas day 1961. Durante doted on "CeCe" until his ...

17. Kipp Hamilton

Actress | Mike Hammer

Kipp Hamilton was born on August 16, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Rita Marie Hamilton. She was an actress, known for Mike Hammer (1958), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) and The Unforgiven (1960). She was married to Donald Thorman Rosenfeld and Dave Geisel. She died on January 29, 1981 in ...

18. Leif Erickson

Actor | On the Waterfront

Leif Erickson was born on October 27, 1911 in Alameda, California, USA as William Y. Wycliffe Anderson. He was an actor, known for On the Waterfront (1954), The High Chaparral (1967) and The Carpetbaggers (1964). He was married to Ann Diamond, Margaret Hayes and Frances Farmer. He died on January ...

19. Louis Jean Heydt

Actor | The Big Sleep

An American character actor who specialized in "average joes", often timid or down-on-their-luck, Louis Jean Heydt was born in Montclair, New Jersey, and educated at Worcester Academy and Dartmouth College. He intended a career in journalism and worked as a reporter for the old New York World, but ...

20. Mary-Ellis Bunim

Producer | Road Rules

Mary-Ellis Bunim was born on July 9, 1946 in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA as Mary-Ellis Paxton. She was a producer and writer, known for Road Rules (1995), Santa Barbara (1984) and Starting Over (2003). She died on January 29, 2004 in Burbank, California, USA.

21. Nick Cravat

Actor | The Island of Dr. Moreau

Long-time circus acrobatic partner of Burt Lancaster (performing as "Lang & Cravat") may have been short on stature, but he was big on athletic prowess and highly enjoyable to watch on-screen. According to reports, Cravat was as strong as a bull. When he lost his cool, it took several men to hold ...

22. O.W. Fischer

Actor | Ich suche dich

O.W. Fischer was born on April 1, 1915 in Klosterneuburg, Austria-Hungary as Otto Wilhelm Fischer. He was an actor and director, known for Ich suche dich (1956), Arms and the Man (1958) and Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs (1955). He was married to Anna Usell. He died on January 29, 2004...

23. Olga Nani

Actress | Resistiré

Olga Nani was born on November 14, 1976 in Villa María, Córdoba, Argentina as Olga Leticia Nani. She was an actress, known for Forever Julia (2003), Assassination Tango (2002) and TL-1 Mi reino por un platillo volador (2004). She died on January 29, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

24. Oscar Luigi Scalfaro

Self | La notte della Repubblica

Oscar Luigi Scalfaro was born on September 9, 1918 in Novara, Piedmont, Italy. He died on January 29, 2012 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

26. Pablo P. Vitar

Actor | The Sandlot

Pablo P. Vitar was born on April 22, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Pablo Pedro Vitar. He was an actor, known for The Sandlot (1993). He was married to Gail Jean Grunwald. He died on January 29, 2008 in Los Angeles.

27. Peter Shaw

Actor | The Exile

Peter Shaw was born on June 24, 1918 in Reading, Berkshire, England as Peter Shaw Pullen. He is known for his work on The Exile (1947) and Sons of the Sea (1939). He was married to Angela Lansbury and Mercia Lydia Squires. He died on January 29, 2003 in Brentwood, California, USA.

28. Rick McKay

Producer | Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There

Rick McKay lives in New York City and is the award-winning Producer/Director/Writer/Cinematographer/Editor of the hit film Broadway: The Golden Age. For five seasons he was a segment producer on WNET13's City Arts, the most honored, locally produced show in television history, which won over 30 ...

29. Robert Frost

Writer | Telefon

Robert Lee Frost, arguably the greatest American poet of the 20th century, was born in San Francisco, California, on March 26, 1874. His father, William Prescott Frost Jr., was from a Lawrence, Massachusetts, family of Republicans, and his mother, Isabelle Moodie Frost, was an immigrant from ...

30. Ron Feinberg

Actor | Thunder and Lightning

Ron Feinberg was born on October 10, 1932 in San Francisco, California, USA as Ronald Aaron Feinberg. He was an actor, known for Thunder and Lightning (1977), Star Trek: Klingon Academy (2000) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987). He was married to Diana Frothingham. He died on January 29, 2005 ...

31. Willie Dixon

Soundtrack | Daredevil

Blues legend Willie Dixon was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1915. His mother was a devoutly religious person who spent much of her time writing religious poems, which gave the young Willie exposure to rhyming and meter. At a young age he sang with a gospel group called the Union Jubilee ...

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