April 1930 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 1 "The Blue Angel" starring Marlene Dietrich in her breakthrough role premieres in Germany

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 3 2nd Academy Awards: "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win

  • Apr 18 BBC news announcer announces "there is no news" at 20:45 news bulletin, plays music instead
  • Apr 21 "All Quiet on the Western Front" based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Outstanding Production 1930)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Grace Lee Whitney, American singer and actress (Yeoman Rand-Star Trek), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Apr 7 Andrew Sachs, German-born British actor (Manuel in Fawlty Towers), born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • Apr 8 Dorothy Tutin, British actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell), born in London, England (d. 2001)
  • Apr 8 John Bartholomew Tucker, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), born in Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Apr 10 Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actress and comedian (La criada malcriada), born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico (d. 2006)
  • Apr 10 Spede Pasanen, Finnish film director and comedian, born in Kuopio, Finland (d. 2001)
  • Apr 12 Bryan Magee, British philosopher, politician and broadcaster (Modern British Philosophy), born in London
  • Apr 14 Bradford Dillman, American actor (Compulsion, Piranha, Sudden Impact, Enforcer), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2018)
  • Apr 14 Jay Robinson, American actor (Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Apr 18 Clive Revill, New Zealand singer and actor (Legend of Hell House), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Apr 19 Dick Sargent [Richard Stanford Cox ], American actor (Bewitched), born in Carmel, California (d. 1994)
  • Apr 21 Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1989)
  • Apr 23 Alan Oppenheimer, American actor (6 Million Dollar Man, Eischied), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 25 Dotty Mack, American actress (Paul Dixon Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Apr 26 Derek Waring [Barton-Chapple], British actor (Z-Cars, Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country), born in Mill Hill, London (d. 2007)
  • Apr 28 Richard C Sarafian, American director and actor (Foley Square), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Apr 28 Carolyn Jones, American actress (Morticia-Addams Family), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 1983)
  • Apr 29 Jean Rochefort, French actor (Man on the Train, The Artist and the Model), born in Paris, France (d. 2017)