Famous People Born in April 1917

  • Apr 1 Johnny Andrews, singer/host (Songs at Twilight), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 1 Leon Janney, actor (Hawk), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Apr 2 Dabbs Greer, actor (Gunsmoke, Little House on Prairie), born in Fairview, Missouri
  • Apr 2 Lou Monte, NJ, singer (Peppino the Italian Mouse)
  • Apr 3 Bill Finegan, (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Apr 3 Tibor Andrasovan, composer
  • Apr 4 Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist (barricade uprising)
  • Apr 5 Richard Yardumian, composer (Come Creator Spirit), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 5 Robert [Albert] Bloch, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Psycho)
  • Apr 6 Julian Faber, CEO (Willis Faber)
  • Apr 6 Shakey, [Walter Horton], Miss, harmonicist (Everybody's Fishin')
  • Apr 6 Leonora Carrington, Clayton-le-Woods UK, British-Mexican Surrealist artist
  • Apr 7 R G Armstrong, actor (T.H.E. Cat), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • Apr 9 Johannes Bobrowski, writer
  • Apr 9 Vincent O'Brien, racehorse trainer
  • Apr 9 Brad Dexter, American actor (d. 2002)
  • Apr 10 Robert Burns Woodward, organic chemist (Nobel 1965)
  • Apr 11 Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster (d. 1993)
  • Apr 11 David Westheimer, American novelist (d. 2005)
  • Apr 12 M Marie Wadlow, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • Apr 12 Vinoo Mankad, cricketer (India's greatest all-rounder to his time)
  • Apr 12 Helen Forrest, American singer (d. 1999)
  • Apr 13 Howard Keel, American actor, singer and president of the Screen Actors Guild (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate), born in Gillespie, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Apr 14 Valerie Hobson, North Ireland, actress (Great Expectations)
  • Apr 14 Marvin Miller, American labor activist, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 15 Hans Conried, Balt Md, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy)
  • Apr 15 Pietro Grossi, composer
  • Apr 16 Barry Nelson, American actor, first actor to play James Bond, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • Apr 16 Charlotte Salomon, German-Jewish artist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 17 Bill Clements, American politician
  • Apr 18 Louise Frederika, Queen of Greece
  • Apr 18 Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player (d. 1947)
  • Apr 19 Johnny Hoes, Dutch musician/producer (Wished I'd stayed with my Mom)
  • Apr 21 Emanuel Vardi, Jerusalem Israel, violist, SD Symph 1978-82)
  • Apr 22 Leo Abse, Welsh politician and biographer, born in Cardiff (d. 2008)
  • Apr 22 Sidney Nolan, Australia, painter/illustrator (Ned Kelly)
  • Apr 22 Yvette Chauvir√©, French ballerina, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • Apr 23 Jacob Kistemaker, nuclear physicist (ultra centrifuge)

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Apr 25 Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer (Is it live or Memorex), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1996)

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  • Apr 26 I. M. Pei, Chinese-American architect (1961 Brunner Prize), born in Guangzhou, China
  • Apr 26 Sal "The Barber" Maglie, pitcher (NY Giants, 8th best won-lost pct)
  • Apr 28 Joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer (Naked Life)
  • Apr 28 Robert Woodruff Anderson, New York, writer (Tea & Sympathy, Never Sang for My Father)
  • Apr 28 Robert Cornthwaite, St Helen Oregon, actor (Thing, War of the Worlds)
  • Apr 29 Celeste Holm, American actress (Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Apr 29 Maya Deren (born Eleanora Derenkowskaia), American filmmaker , born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Apr 30 Bea Wain, US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade)