On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in April 1932

  • Apr 1 (Mary Frances) "Debbie" Reynolds, American actress and singer (Singin' In The Rain -"Kathy Selden"; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Apr 1 Gordon Jump, American actor (WKFP -"Arthur Carlson"; Growing Pains; Maytag Repairman), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2003)

Person of interestAnthony Perkins

Apr 4 Anthony Perkins, American actor (Psycho; Friendly Persuasion;, Fear Strikes Out; Pretty Poison), and singer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)

  • Apr 4 Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet filmmaker (Andrei Rublev: Mirror; Stalker), born in Zavrazhye, Russia, Soviet Union (d. 1986)
  • Apr 9 Cheetah [Cheeta, Cheta, Chita], chimpanzee actor (1930s Tarzan franchise), is born (d. 2011)
  • Apr 10 Delphine Seyrig, French actress (Freak Orlando, Reperages), born in Beirut Lebanon (d. 1990)
  • Apr 10 Hari Rhodes, American actor (Mike-Daktari, Roots), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1992)
  • Apr 10 Omar Sharif [Michel Dimitri Shalhoub], Egyptian actor (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Alexandria (d. 2015)
  • Apr 11 Joel Grey [Katz], American Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning actor and singer (Cabaret; Remo Williams; 7% Solution), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 13 Barney Simon, South African theatre director and writer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1995)
  • Apr 14 Bob Grant [Robert St Clair Grant], British actor, comedian and writer (on the Buses), born in Hammersmith, London (d. 2003)
  • Apr 16 Goopy Geer, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Rudolf Ising (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Goopy Geer"
  • Apr 21 Elaine May, American comedienne, writer and actress (New Leaf, Primary Colors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 24 Coen Flink, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943, Havinck, Honneponnetje), born in Amsterdam (d. 2000)
  • Apr 25 William Roache, British actor (Ken Barlow-Coronation Street), born in Basford, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Apr 26 Francis Lai, French film music composer (Love Story), born in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France (d. 2018)

Person of interestCasey Kasem

Apr 27 Casey Kasem, American radio personality (creator of American Top 40), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • Apr 27 Anouk Aimée, French actress (A Man and A Woman), born in Paris
  • Apr 29 King Hu, Chinese film director and actor (wuxia films), born in Beijing, Republic of China (d. 1997)

About April 1932

How Old? 89 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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