On This Day

April 1965 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Apr 5 37th Academy Awards: "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) win awards

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
Actor Rex Harrison
Actor
Rex Harrison
  • Apr 24 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" closes at John Golden NYC after 192 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Mark Jackson, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1989; Rookie of the Year 1988; NY Knicks), coach (Golden State Warriors) and broadcaster (ESPN), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestRobert Downey Jr

Apr 4 Robert Downey Jr, American actor (Charlie Chaplin, Iron Man, Avengers), born in NYC, New York

  • Apr 7 Bill Bellamy, American actor (Fled, How to be a Player, Joey Breaker), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Apr 9 Paulina Porizkova, Czech-born Swedish American supermodel (Sports Illustrated), born in Prostejov, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 9 Jeff Zucker, American television executive (CEO of NBC Universal), born in Homestead, Florida
  • Apr 9 Mark Pellegrino, American actor (Lucifer-Supernatural), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 12 Tom O'Brien, American actor and director, born in Burbank, California
  • Apr 14 Tom Dey, American film director
  • Apr 16 Jon Cryer, American actor (Pretty in Pink, Superman IV), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestMartin Lawrence

Apr 16 Martin Lawrence, American comedian (Martin), born in Frankfurt, Germany

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Comedian
Martin Lawrence
  • Apr 16 Michael Wong Man Tak, Hong Kong-American actor and director, born in Troy, New York
  • Apr 17 William Mapother, American actor (In the Bedroom), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Apr 19 Natalie Dessay, French soprano and actress, born in Lyon, France
  • Apr 22 Lauri Hendler, actress (Julie - Gimme a Break), born in Ft Belvoir, Virgina
  • Apr 24 Son Chang-Min, South Korean actor, born in Busan, South Korea
  • Apr 26 Kevin James, American actor and comedian (The King of Queens), born in Mineola, Long Island, New York
  • Apr 28 Steven Blum, American voice actor
  • Apr 30 Adrian Pasdar, Pittsfield Mass, actor (C Oliver Resor-Feds, Top Gun)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 8 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
  • Apr 10 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives), dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
  • Apr 14 Leonard Mudie, British actor (Magnetic Monster, British Intelligence), dies of heart ailment at 82
  • Apr 15 Sydney Chaplin, English actor, half brother of Charlie Chaplin and his business manager, dies at 80
  • Apr 19 George Davis, Flemish actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), dies at 75
  • Apr 20 Dick Wessel, American actor (Dick Tracy vs Cueball, Beware of Blondie), dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday
  • Apr 23 Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Pygmalion), dies at 67
  • Apr 24 Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86
  • Apr 27 Alan Bunce, American radio & television actor (Homicidal, Ethel & Albert), dies at 64
  • Apr 27 Edward R. Murrow, American newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57
  • Apr 30 Helen Chandler, American actress (Dracula, Salute, Last Flight), dies at 59