April 1940 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 21 1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio
  • Apr 29 1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr Malone" on CBS

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Annie Nightingale, English broadcaster, 1st BBC Radio 1 female presenter, born in London
  • Apr 2 Penelope Keith, British actress (Norman Conquests, Priest of Love)
  • Apr 5 Aliza Kashi, Israel, actress/singer (Merv Griffin regular)
  • Apr 6 Pedro Armend├íriz Jr., Mexican actor
  • Apr 10 Gloria Hunniford [Mary Winifred Gloria Hunniford], British broadcaster/actress (Old Curiosity Shop), born in Portadown, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 14 Patricia Bruder, American actress (Ellen-As the World Turns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 15 Robert Walker Jr, American actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 18 Skip Stephenson, comedian (Real People), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1992)
  • Apr 20 James Gammon, Newman Ill, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Nick-Nash Bridges)

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Apr 25 Al Pacino, American actor (And Justice For All, The Godfather, Scorpio), born in NYC, New York

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  • Apr 30 Burt Young, American actor (Convoy, Rocky), born in NYC, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 9 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies