On This Day

April 1933 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 5 Frank Gorshin, American comedian and impersonator (Riddler-Batman), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • Apr 6 Dudley Sutton, British actor (Leather Boys, Brimstone & Treacle)
  • Apr 7 Wayne Rogers, American actor (M*A*S*H, House Calls), born in Birmingham Alabama (d. 2015)

Person of interestJean-Paul Belmondo

Apr 9 Jean-Paul Belmondo, French actor (Casino Royale, Magnifique), born in Paris, France

  • Apr 9 Gian Maria Volontè, Italian actor (Fistful of Dollars), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Apr 10 Poncie Ponce, American actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye), born in Maui, Hawaii (d. 2013)
  • Apr 13 Shani Wallis, Irish-American singer and actress (Oliver), born in Tottenham, Middlesex, England

Person of interestElizabeth Montgomery

Apr 15 Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (Samantha/Serena-Bewitched), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)

  • Apr 16 Joan Bakewell, British broadcaster and actress (Cold Comfort Farm), born in Stockport, England
  • Apr 19 Jayne Mansfield [Vera Jane Palmer], American actress (The Girl Can't Help It), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Apr 24 Patricia Bosworth, American actor, journalist, writer, and biographer, born in Oakland, California (d. 2020)
  • Apr 24 Claire Davenport, English actress (The Elephant Man), born in Sale, Cheshire, England (d. 2002)
  • Apr 24 Helmuth Lohner, Austrian actor and director (Mrs. Warren's Profession), born in Vienna

Person of interestCarol Burnett

Apr 26 Carol Burnett, American comedian and actress (Annie, 4 Seasons), born in San Antonio, Texas

Comedian and Actress Carol Burnett
Comedian and Actress
Carol Burnett
  • Apr 29 Keith Baxter, Welsh actor (Chimes at Midnight, Killing Time, Barretts at Wimpole Street), born in Newport, Monmouthshire
  • Apr 29 Rodney "Rod" McKuen, American poet, singer-songwriter and actor (Jean, Alone, Beatsville), born in Oakland, California (d. 2015)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 28 Robin Irvine, British actor (Easy Virtue, When Boys Leave Home), dies of pleurisy at 31