On This Day

April 1943 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Theater Premiere

Apr 29 Noël Coward's comic play "Present Laughter" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 3 Jonathan Lynn, English writer and actor (Greedy, Bar Mitzvah Boy), born in Bath, England
  • Apr 5 Max Gail, American Emmy Awrad winning actor (Barney Miller - "Wojo"; D.C. Cab: General Hospital; 42), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 6 Roger Cook, investigative journalist/broadcaster
  • Apr 6 Susan Tolsky, American actress (Madame's Place; Here Come The Brides), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 7 Roberta Shore [Schourop], American actress (The Virginian), and singer, born in Monterey Park, California,
  • Apr 8 Robby Weaver, American actor (Stone), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 12 Charles Ludlam, American playwright and actor (Big Easy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • Apr 16 Ruth Madoc, British singer and actress (Hi Di Hi), born in Norwich, Norfolk
  • Apr 20 Edie Sedgwick, American actress (Ciao Manhattan) and socialite, born in Santa Barbara, California (d. 1971)
  • Apr 20 Michael Greer, American actor (Bobby Gentry Show), born in Galesburg, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • Apr 23 Hervé Villechaize, French-American actor (Fantasy Island - Ze plane! Ze plane!), born in Paris (d. 1993)
  • Apr 23 Bob van Toll, Dutch actor and director (Pastorale 1943), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2005)

Weddings in Film & TV

Peter Cushing

Apr 10 Actor Peter Cushing (29) weds actress Violet Helene Beck in London, England

Claire Trevor

Apr 17 Actress Claire Trevor (34) weds Navy lieutenant Cyclos William Dunsmoore in Tijuana, Mexico

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 3 Conrad Veidt, German actor (Casablanca, Cabinet of Dr Calgary), dies from a heart attack at 50
  • Apr 25 Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko, playwright/director, dies