April 1950 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 3 Curtis Stone, American singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry), born in Hollywood, California
  • Apr 3 Sally Thomsett, English actress (Straw Dogs, Man About the House), born in Sussex
  • Apr 4 Christine Lahti, American actress (Harvey Korman Show, Swing Shift), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 5 Miki Manojlović, Serbian actor (The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Apr 9 Nathan Cook, actor (Milton-White Shadow, Billy-Hotel), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 11 Bill Irwin, American actor (My Blue Heaven, Scenes From a Mall), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Apr 12 David Cassidy, American singer and actor (Keith-Partridge Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Apr 13 Ron Perlman, actor (Quest for Fire, Beauty & the Beast), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 13 Terry Lester, actor (Young & Restless, As World Turns), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Apr 14 Anna M "Ansje" Beentjes, actress (Blindgangers)
  • Apr 14 Randolph Powell, actor (Alan-Dallas, Logan's Run), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Apr 15 Amy Wright, actress (Inside Moves, Accidental Tourist), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 16 David Graf, American actor (Police Academy- Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • Apr 17 L. Scott Caldwell, American actress
  • Apr 18 Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer and choreographer
  • Apr 19 Earl Gardner, American jazz trumpeter (Saturday Night Live), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 22 Jancis Robinson, wine writer/broadcaster

Person of interestJay Leno

Apr 28 Jay Leno, American comedian and TV talk show host (Tonight Show), born in New Rochelle, New York

TV Host and Comedian Jay Leno
TV Host and Comedian
Jay Leno
  • Apr 28 Willie Colon, actor (Last Flight), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 29 Phillip Noyce, Australian film director

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 29 Actor Sidney Poitier (23) weds model Juanita Hardy


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 7 Walter Huston, Canadian actor (Maltese Falcon, Treasure of Sierra Madre), dies from an aneurysm at 67
  • Apr 27 Hobart Cavanaugh, American actor (Border Town, Black Angel), dies at 63