On This Day

April 1936 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 8 Klaus Lowitsch, German actor (Despair, Marriage of Marla Braun), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 9 Jerzy Maksymiuk, Polish pianist, composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, 1983-93), born in Grodno, Poland

John Madden

Apr 10 John Madden, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders) and sports commentator (CBS, FOX), born in Austin, Minnesota

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • Apr 12 Charles Napier, American actor (Night Stalker, Rambo), born in Mt. Union, Kentucky (d. 2011)
  • Apr 14 Kenneth Mars, American actor (The Producers), born in Chicago Illinois (d. 2011)
  • Apr 18 Harold Innocent, English actor (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 1993)

Glen Campbell

Apr 22 Glen Campbell, American Grammy Award-winning country-pop singer ("By The Time I Get to Phoenix"; "Wichita Lineman"; "Rhinestone Cowboy"), session guitarist (The Beach Boys; Elvis Presley; The Monkees; Phil Specter), television personality (The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour), and actor (True Grit) born in Delight, Arkansas (d. 2017)

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Apr 24 Jill Ireland, English actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino), born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • Apr 29 Lane Smith, American actor (Perry White-Lois & Clark), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 24 Finley Peter Dunne, American journalist and humorist (Mr Dooley), dies at 68
  • Apr 26 Tammany Young, American actor, dies at 49