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April 1958 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 KVIQ TV channel 6 in Eureka, CA (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 4 Cheryl Crane aged 14, daughter of actress Lana Turner, stabs to death organized crime figure Johnny Stompanato, her mother's boyfriend, in self-defence. The crime was later ruled a "justifiable homicide"

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

Apr 15 10th Emmy Awards: Gunsmoke, Robert Young & Jane Wyatt win

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • Apr 16 5th National Film Awards (India): "Do Aankhen Barah Haath" wins the Golden Lotus

Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestAlec Baldwin

Apr 3 Alec Baldwin, American actor (Joshua-Knots Landing, Beetlejuice), born in Amityville, New York

  • Apr 3 Jaya Prada, Indian actress (Sargam) and politician, born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Apr 4 Hrvoje Horvatic, video artist
  • Apr 7 Alexandra Neil, actress (Rose-Guiding Light), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 11 Brynn Hartman, American actress and murderer, born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • Apr 12 Howard Stableford, English actor and host, born in Preston, Lancashire
  • Apr 14 Mike Hulbert, American golfer, broadcaster (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Elmira, New York
  • Apr 14 John D'Aquino, American actor (seaQuest DSV), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 14 Peter Capaldi, Scottish actor (12th Doctor in Doctor Who, The Thick of It), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Apr 21 Andie MacDowell, [Rosalie Anderson], American actress (Sex, Lies and Videotape, Green Card), born in Gaffney, South Carolina
  • Apr 22 Ken Olandt, actor (April Fool's Day, Imposter, Leprechaun)
  • Apr 26 Giancarlo Esposito, American actor (Bob Roberts, School Daze, King of NY), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Apr 28 Nancy Lee Grahn, actress (Santa Barbara)
  • Apr 29 Eve Plumb, actress (Jan-Brady Bunch, I'm Gonna Get You Sucka), born in Burbank, California
  • Apr 29 Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress (Scarface, Batman Returns, Hairspray), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Apr 29 Gary Cohen, American baseball broadcaster, born in Queens, New York
  • Apr 29 Marc Randolph. American entrepreneur and co-founder and ex-CEO of Netflix, born in Chappaqua, New York
  • Apr 30 Charles Berling, French actor, director and screenwriter

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 14 Film director Stanley Kubrick (29) weds actress Christiane Harlan (25)

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 4 Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure and abusive partner of actress Lana Turner, stabbed to death by Turner's daughter in self-defence at 32
  • Apr 15 Estelle Taylor, American actress, dies at 64
  • Apr 25 Herman Hickman, American College Football Hall of Fame guard, coach and broadcaster (Army, Yale), dies at 46