April 1948 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 5 WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 15 KCPX (now KTVX) TV channel 4 in Salt Lake City, UT (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Apr 19 American Broadcasting Company (ABC) TV network debuts
  • Apr 22 WTVR TV channel 6 in Richmond, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 23 KSTP TV channel 5 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 4 Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor (Charlie Fairhead - Casualty), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 6 Patrika Darbo, American actress
  • Apr 9 Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress
  • Apr 12 Jeremy Beadle, English television presenter (Beadle's About), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • Apr 13 Amy Robinson, writer/actress (Mean Streets), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Apr 20 Gregory Itzin, American film and TV actor (The Kentucky Cycle), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 21 Claire Denis, actress (Boom Boom, Chocolat), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 22 Carol Drinkwater, Anglo-Irish actress (Father, All Creatures Great & Small) and author (The Haunted School, Provence), born in London
  • Apr 23 Tessa Wyatt, actress (Beast in the Cellar, Wedding Night)
  • Apr 23 Serge Thériault, French-Canadian comedian and actor
  • Apr 26 Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
  • Apr 28 Marcia Strassman, American actress (Julle Kotter-Welcome Back Kotter), born in New York, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 28 Dorothée Berryman, French Canadian actress and singer
  • Apr 29 Reb Brown, actor (Cage, Yor, Capt America, Fast Break), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 30 Perry King, Alliance OH, actor (Andy Warhol's "Bad")

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Apr 26 Actress Lana Turner marries 3rd husband Henry J. Topping, Jr

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 24 Rosita Marstini, actress (I Cover Waterfront, Big Parade), dies at 54