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Who died on 17 January?

Celebrities who died on 17 January

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Oldest

100 years, 9 months, 14 days

Youngest

26 years, 7 months, 20 days

Born first

25 December 1884

Died first

17 January 1939

Born last

8 December 1984

Died last

17 January 2023

American professional wrestler  Jay Briscoe

Jay Briscoe

American professional wrestler

2023
American model and actress Evelyn Nesbit

Evelyn Nesbit

American model and actress

1967
Australian singer Renée Geyer

Renée Geyer

Australian singer

2023
American writer Gregory Corso

Gregory Corso

American writer

2001
Egyptian producer and actress Faten Hamama

Faten Hamama

Egyptian producer and actress

2015
Indian singer Ghulam Mustafa Khan

Ghulam Mustafa Khan

Indian singer

2021
Indian actress Suchitra Sen

Suchitra Sen

Indian actress

2014
Australian Roman Catholic archbishop Philip Wilson

Philip Wilson

Australian Roman Catholic archbishop

2021
Italian philosopher Emanuele Severino

Emanuele Severino

Italian philosopher

2020
Italian association football player Pietro Anastasi

Pietro Anastasi

Italian association football player

2020
British singer and actress Jennifer Toye

Jennifer Toye

British singer and actress

2022
Comedian, actor, musician Doodles Weaver

Doodles Weaver

Comedian, actor, musician

1983
American musician Junior Mance

Junior Mance

American musician

2021
American lawyer and politician Terence Hallinan

Terence Hallinan

American lawyer and politician

2020
actress Virginia Mayo

Virginia Mayo

actress

2005
Author T. H. White

T. H. White

Author

1964
American football player Earl Girard

Earl Girard

American football player

1997
United States Marine Barney Ross

Barney Ross

United States Marine

1967
Finnish actress Kaija Siikala

Kaija Siikala

Finnish actress

2021
Indonesian politician and diplomat  Muhammad Prakosa

Muhammad Prakosa

Indonesian politician and diplomat

2023
British writer Jonathan Raban

Jonathan Raban

British writer

2023
Indonesian actress Ade Irawan

Ade Irawan

Indonesian actress

2020
German screenwriter and author Kurt Bartsch

Kurt Bartsch

German screenwriter and author

2010
American guitarist Reggie Young

Reggie Young

American guitarist

2019
American actor, director, producer Richard Crenna

Richard Crenna

American actor, director, producer

2003
American composer and arranger Sammy Nestico

Sammy Nestico

American composer and arranger

2021
Russian-born actor Ivan Mozzhukhin

Ivan Mozzhukhin

Russian-born actor

1939
Spanish novelist Camilo José Cela

Camilo José Cela

Spanish novelist

2002
American writer Erich Segal

Erich Segal

American writer

2010
American television personality Bill Jackson

Bill Jackson

American television personality

2022
Russian Air Force colonel general and statesman Nikolay Antoshkin

Nikolay Antoshkin

Russian Air Force colonel general and statesman

2021
British actor  Windsor Davies

Windsor Davies

British actor

2019
North Korean politician Hwang Sun-hŭi

Hwang Sun-hŭi

North Korean politician

2020
American songwriter, publisher, music producer, manager Don Kirshner

Don Kirshner

American songwriter, publisher, music producer, manager

2011
Indian environmentalist M. K. Prasad

M. K. Prasad

Indian environmentalist

2022
American football player, defensive lineman, defensive end Gaines Adams

Gaines Adams

American football player, defensive lineman, defensive end

2010
actor, Impressionist, Voice Over Allan Melvin

Allan Melvin

actor, Impressionist, Voice Over

2008
British social scientist Steve Rayner

Steve Rayner

British social scientist

2020
British actor  Derek Fowlds

Derek Fowlds

British actor

2020
actress Susanna Foster

Susanna Foster

actress

2009
American film and television actress Barbara Britton

Barbara Britton

American film and television actress

1980
French singer, entertainer and actor Carlos

Carlos

French singer, entertainer and actor

2008
Canadian singer Karim Ouellet

Karim Ouellet

Canadian singer

2022
Civil right activist James Hood

James Hood

Civil right activist

2013
United States federal judge Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr.

Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr.

United States federal judge

2022
actress Rochelle Hudson

Rochelle Hudson

actress

1972
Turkish politician  Rahşan Ecevit

Rahşan Ecevit

Turkish politician

2020
athletics competitor Helen Stephens

Helen Stephens

athletics competitor

1994