April 1937 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 17 Debut of cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig
  • Apr 28 1st animated cartoon electric sign displayed (NYC)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 3 William Gaunt, Leeds England, actor (Champions)

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Apr 6 Billy Dee Williams, Harlem actor (Chiefs, Empire Strikes Back), born in NYC, New York

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Apr 6 Merle Haggard, country singer (Death Valley Days), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2016)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Apr 9 Valerie Singleton, British broadcaster
  • Apr 13 Edward Fox, English actor (The Day of the Jackal, Gandhi), born in Chelsea, London
  • Apr 18 Robert Hooks, actor (Fast Walking, Aaron Loves Angela), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 19 Elinor Donahue, actress (Father Knows Best, Get a Life), born in Tacoma, Washington

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Apr 19 Joseph Estrada, Filipino actor and 13th President of the Philippines, born in Tondo, Philippines

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada

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Apr 20 George Takei, actor (Sulu-Star Trek, Green Berets), born in Los Angeles, California

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Apr 22 Jack Nicholson, American actor (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining), born in Neptune City, New Jersey

  • Apr 25 Bo Brundin, actress (Rhinemann Exchange), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Apr 27 Phil Jones, newsman (CBS)
  • Apr 27 Sandy Dennis, American actress (d. 1992)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 29 William Gillette, American actor, playwright and manager (Sherlock Holmes on stage), dies at 83