April 1917 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 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 7 R G Armstrong, actor (T.H.E. Cat), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • Apr 9 Brad Dexter, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 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 15 Hans Conried, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 16 Barry Nelson, American actor, first actor to play James Bond, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 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