On This Day

April 1942 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 Roshan Seth, Indian-born British actor (Mississippi Masala), born in Patna, Bihar, India
  • Apr 3 Marsha Mason, American actress (Blume in Love, Cinderella Liberty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 3 Rick Sylvester, Hollywood stuntman, parachute ski jumper (world record 3,300')
  • Apr 3 Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (Janosik), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2005)
  • Apr 5 Peter Greenaway, Welsh film director, born in Newport, Wales
  • Apr 6 Barry Levinson, American Academy Award-winning film director, and screenwriter (Diner; Rain Man; Good Morning, Vietnam), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 6 Phil Austin, American comedian (Firesign Theater)
  • Apr 6 Anita Pallenberg, Italian model and actress credited as the muse of the Rolling Stones, born in Rome, Italy (d. 2017)
  • Apr 7 Edda Barends, actress (Arthur & Eva)
  • Apr 7 Jeetendra, Indian actor
  • Apr 9 Brandon De Wilde, American actor (Jamie; Wild in the Sky), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1972)
  • Apr 12 Bill Bryden, British stage and film director, born in Greenock, Scotland
  • Apr 12 Frank Bank, American actor (Lumpy-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • Apr 13 Bill Conti, American film score composer (Rocky; The Right Stuff), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Apr 17 Mario Brenta, Italian writer and director (Maicol, Barnabo of the Mountains), born in Venice, Italy
  • Apr 17 David Bradley, British actor (Walder Frey-Game of Thrones), born in York, Yorkshire
  • Apr 22 Denis Lill, New Zealand-born British actor (Only Fools and Horses), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Apr 23 Sandra Dee [Alexandra Zuck], American actress (Gidget, Imitation of Life), born in Bayonne, New Jersey (d. 2005)

Barbra Streisand

Apr 24 Barbra Streisand, American pop singer ("People"; "The Way We Were"; "Evergreen"), stage and screen actress (Funny Girl; What's Up, Doc?), film director (Yentl) and EGOT (Emmy; Grammy; Oscar; and Tony awards winner), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Apr 26 Bobby Rydell [Ridarelli], American pop singer ("Wild One"), and actor (Bye Bye Birdie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 26 Claudine Auger, French actress (Thunderball) and Miss France (1958), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 27 John Shrapnel, English actor, born in Birmingham, Warwickshire