April 1932 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 12 "Grand Hotel" directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Greta Gabo and John Barrymore premieres in New York, includes the line "I want to be alone" (Best Picture/Production 1932)

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Apr 16 Short film "The Music Box" starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (1932 Academy Award Best Live Action Short Film)

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy
  • Apr 28 1st broadcast of "One Man's Family" on NBC radio

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Alexander Colleridge Vanderpuiye Baka Tetteh-Lartey, actor
  • Apr 1 Debbie Reynolds, American actress (Kathy Selden-Singin' in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Apr 1 Gordon Jump, actor (Arthur Carlson-WKRP, Growing Pains), born in Dayton, Ohio

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Apr 4 Anthony Perkins, American actor (Psycho, Fear Strikes Out, Pretty Poison), born in NYC, New York

  • Apr 4 Estelle Harris, American actress
  • Apr 4 Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky, Soviet filmmaker (Andrei Rublev, Mirror, Stalker), born in Zavrazhye, Yuryevetsky District, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (d. 1986)
  • Apr 9 Cheeta, chimpanzee actor
  • Apr 10 Delphine Seyrig, French actress (Freak Orlando, Reperages) born in Beirut Lebanon
  • Apr 10 Hari Rhodes, actor (Mike-Daktari, Roots), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Apr 10 Omar Sharif, [Michael Shalhoub], Egyptian actor (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Alexandria (d. 2015)
  • Apr 11 Joel Grey, [Joe Katz], American actor (Cabaret, Remo Williams, 7% Solution), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 13 Barney Simon, theatre director/writer
  • Apr 14 Bob Grant, English actor (d. 2003)
  • Apr 21 Elaine May, American comedienne/writer/actress (New Leaf, Primary Colors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 24 Coen[rad] Flink, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943, Havinck, Honneponnetje)
  • Apr 25 William Roache, England, actor (Ken Barlow-Coronation Street)
  • Apr 26 Francis Lai, French film music composer

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Apr 27 Casey Kasem, radio personality (American Top 40), born in Detroit, Michigan

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • Apr 27 Anouk Aimée, French actress
  • Apr 29 King Hu, film director