On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in April 1929

  • Apr 1 Jane Powell, American singer and actress (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Apr 1 Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator
  • Apr 3 Lee Leonard, American television personality (ESPN, CNN), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Apr 5 Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (Tartuffe, Pope John Paul II), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 2001)
  • Apr 6 Joi Lansing [Joyce Brown], American model, film and television actress (Touch Of Evil; Bob Cummings Show), and nightclub singer, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1972)
  • Apr 6 André Previn, German-American conductor (London Symphony), film score composer (My Fair Lady), and jazz pianist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2019)
  • Apr 8 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A--), born in Schaerbeek, Brussels (d. 1978)
  • Apr 8 WIlliam K. Everson, English American film historian, born in Yeovil, England (d. 1996)

Person of interestMax Von Sydow

Apr 10 Max Von Sydow, Swedish actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Game of Thrones), born in Lund, Sweden (2020)

  • Apr 12 Elspet Gray, Lady Rix, Scottish actress (4 Weddings & a Funeral, Solo, Tenko), born in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland (d. 2013)
  • Apr 14 Gerry Anderson, English television producer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 15 Jocelyn Barrow, British race relations campaigner (Card) and 1st black female governor of the BBC, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2020)
  • Apr 18 Peter Jeffrey, British character actor (Dr Phibes Rides Again, Twinsanity), born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, (d. 1999)
  • Apr 24 Rajkumar [Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju], Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, born in Gajanur, Madras, India (d. 2006)
  • Apr 24 Shammi [Nargis Rabadi], Indian actress (Half Ticket, Dekh Bhai Dekh), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2018)

About April 1929

How Old? 91 or 92 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Signs: Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19), Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)