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 25 "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 New York (Academy Awards Outstanding Production 1930)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Grace Lee Whitney, actress (Yeoman Rand-Star Trek), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Apr 7 Andrew Sachs, German-born British actor (Manuel in Fawlty Towers), born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • Apr 8 Dorothy Tutin, actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell), born in London, England
  • Apr 8 John Bartholomew Tucker, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), born in Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Apr 10 Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actor/comedian (d. 2006)
  • Apr 10 Spede Pasanen, Finnish comedian (d. 2001)
  • Apr 11 Carl Franklin, actor (Fantastic Journey), born in Richmond, California
  • Apr 12 Bryan Magee, British Philosopher, politician and broadcaster (Modern British Philosophy), born in London
  • Apr 14 Bradford Dillman, actor (Piranha, Sudden Impact, Enforcer), born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 14 Jay Robinson, American actor (Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Apr 16 Frank Page, British broadcaster/actor (Hudson Hawk, Dark Dancer)
  • Apr 18 Clive Revill, 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, actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas), born in Rome, Italy
  • Apr 23 Alan Oppenheimer, American actor (6 Million Dollar Man, Eischied), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 25 Dotty Mack, actress (Paul Dixon Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Apr 26 Derek Waring, actor (Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country)
  • Apr 28 Richard C Sarafian, American director/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

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 21 Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Mother), dies at 79