Celebrity Deaths - 15 January

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  1. Susannah York

    Susannah York


    Susannah York (9 January 1939 – 15 January 2011) was an English film, stage and television actress. She was awarded a BAFTA as Best Supporting Actress for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) and was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for the same film. She won best actress for Images at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival. In 1991 she was appointed an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Her appearances in various hit films of the 1960s formed the basis of her international reputation, and an obituary in The Telegraph characterised her as "the blue-eyed English rose with the china-white skin and cupid lips who epitomised the sensuality of the swinging Sixties".

  2. Brad Renfro

    Brad Renfro


    Brad Barron Renfro (July 25, 1982 – January 15, 2008) was an American actor and musician. He made his film debut at the age of eleven in the lead role of Joel Schumacher's The Client, going on to star in 21 feature films, several short films, and two television episodes. However his career faded rapidly due to alcoholism and substance abuse. He died from a heroin overdose at the age of 25.

  3. Harry Nilsson

    Harry Nilsson


    Harry Edward Nilsson III (June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994), usually credited as Nilsson, was an American singer-songwriter who achieved the peak of his commercial success in the early 1970s. He is known for the hit singles "Everybody's Talkin'" (1969), "Without You" (1971), and "Coconut" (1972). Nilsson also wrote the song "One" made famous by the rock band Three Dog Night. He was one of the few major pop-rock recording artists of his era to achieve significant commercial success without ever performing major public concerts or undertaking regular tours.

  4. Elizabeth Short

    Elizabeth Short


    "The Black Dahlia" was a nickname given to Elizabeth Short (July 29, 1924 – c. January 15, 1947), an American woman who was the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized murder. Short acquired the moniker posthumously by newspapers in the habit of nicknaming crimes they found particularly lurid. Short was found mutilated, her body sliced in half at the waist, on January 15, 1947, in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California. Short's unsolved murder has been the source of widespread speculation, leading to many suspects, along with several books and film adaptations of the story. Short's murder is one of the oldest unsolved murder cases in Los Angeles history.

  5. Frances Gifford

    Frances Gifford


    Mary Frances Gifford (December 7, 1920 - January 22, 1994) was an American actress who played leads and supporting roles in many 1930s and 1940s movies.

  6. Dolores Hawkins

    Dolores Hawkins


    Dolores Hawkins (1929 - January 15, 1987) was a singer from Brooklyn, New York. She is a part of the roots of both the rhythm & blues and hip hop record genres.

  7. Ray Bolger

    Ray Bolger


    Ray Bolger (born Raymond Wallace Bulcao; January 10, 1904 – January 15, 1987) was an American entertainer of vaudeville, stage (particularly musical theatre) and actor, singer and dancer best known for his portrayal of the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.

  8. Ruth Warrick

    Ruth Warrick


    Ruth Elizabeth Warrick (June 29, 1916 – January 15, 2005), DM, was an American singer, actress and political activist, best known for her role as Phoebe Tyler Wallingford on All My Children, which she played regularly from 1970 until her death in 2005. At the time of her death she was twenty-second on the all-time list of longest-serving soap opera actors in the United States.

  9. John Dall

    John Dall


    John Dall (May 26, 1920 – January 15, 1971) was an American actor.

  10. Patti Gilbert

    Patti Gilbert


  11. Zeljko Raznatovic

    Zeljko Raznatovic


  12. Kim Fowley

    Kim Fowley


    Kim Vincent Fowley (July 21, 1939 – January 15, 2015) was an American record producer, singer and musician. He is best known for his role behind a string of novelty and cult pop rock singles in the 1960s, and for managing the Runaways in the 1970s.

  13. Fran Ryan

    Fran Ryan


    Frances Mary "Fran" Ryan (November 29, 1916 – January 15, 2000) was an American character actress featured in television and films. She was born in Los Angeles, California.

  14. Roger Lloyd Pack

    Roger Lloyd Pack


    Roger Lloyd-Pack (8 February 1944 – 15 January 2014) was an English actor. He was best known for the role of Trigger in Only Fools and Horses from 1981 to 2003. He also had a supporting role of Owen Newitt in The Vicar of Dibley from 1994 to 2007, and as Tom in The Old Guys with Clive Swift. He is also well known as well as for his appearance in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and his appearances in Doctor Who as John Lumic in the episodes "Rise of the Cybermen" and "The Age of Steel". He was occasionally credited without the hyphen in his surname. He died early in 2014 from pancreatic cancer.

  15. Delia Scala

    Delia Scala


    Delia Scala (25 September 1929 – 15 January 2004) was an Italian ballerina and actress.

  16. Gordon Jackson

    Gordon Jackson


    Gordon Cameron Jackson, OBE (19 December 1923 – 15 January 1990) was a Scottish Emmy Award-winning actor best remembered for his roles as the butler Angus Hudson in Upstairs, Downstairs and as George Cowley, the head of CI5, in The Professionals.

  17. Amber Hagerman

    Amber Hagerman


    Amber Rene Hagerman (November 25, 1986 – January 15, 1996) was a nine-year-old victim of an abduction and murder. On January 13, 1996, she was kidnapped as she rode her bike near her grandparents' home in Arlington, Texas. Her murder would later inspire the creation of the AMBER Alert system.

  18. Rimma Markova

    Rimma Markova


    Rimma Vasilievna Markova (Russian: Римма Васильевна Маркова, 3 March 1925 – 15 January 2015) was a Russian film actress. She was named a People's Artist of Russia in 1994, whereas her younger brother Leonid Markov was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1985.

  19. Dee Murray

    Dee Murray


    Dee Murray (born David Murray Oates; 3 April 1946 – 15 January 1992) was an English bass guitarist, best known as a member of Elton John's band.

  20. Kenneth MacKenna

    Kenneth MacKenna


    Kenneth MacKenna (August 19, 1899 - January 15, 1962) was an American actor and film director, born Leo Mielziner, Jr. in Canterbury, New Hampshire.

  21. Dina Talaat

    Dina Talaat


    Dina Talaat Sayed Muhammad (Arabic: دينا طلعت سيد محمد‎; born March 27, 1965), 1964) is an Egyptian belly dancer and actress. She was named as the "Last Egyptian Dancer" by the American magazine Newsweek. She has a master's degree in Philosophy.

  22. Junior Wells

    Junior Wells


    Junior Wells (December 9, 1934 – January 15, 1998), born Amos Wells Blakemore Jr., was an American Chicago blues vocalist, harmonica player, and recording artist. Wells, who was best known for his performances and recordings with Muddy Waters, Earl Hooker, and Buddy Guy, also performed with Bonnie Raitt, the Rolling Stones, and Van Morrison.

  23. Bruce Seven

    Bruce Seven


    Bruce Seven (June 4, 1946 – January 15, 2000) was an American pornographic film producer and director. He created 200 films and is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame and the XRCO Hall of Fame.

  24. John Bloom

    John Bloom


    John Bloom (February 19, 1944 – January 15, 1999) was an American actor. Standing at 7' 4" (224 cm) tall, he is most famous for his roles as Frankenstein's Monster in the low-budget horror movie Dracula vs. Frankenstein, and the unfortunate recipient in The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant.

  25. Yvonne Vallee

    Yvonne Vallee


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