April 1969 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 14 41st Academy Awards: "Oliver", Cliff Robertson & Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand win (1st ever tie for best actress)

Actress Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
Actor Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Apr 14 KEET TV channel 13 in Eureka, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 23 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 28 4th Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Cathie Taylor win

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Apr 30 WEDB TV channel 40 in Berlin, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Traci Lin-Tavi, American actress (Ryan's Hope, F/X, Fright Night 2), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 2 Yj Nagata, [Yuji], wrestler (NJPW)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 2 Ajay Devgan, Indian actor and bollywood star (Phool Aur Kaante, Zakhm), born in New Delhi, Delhi, India

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan
  • Apr 6 Ari Meyers, San Juan PR, actress (Emma McArdle-Kate & Allie)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 6 Paul Rudd, American actor (Clueless, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Actor Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd
  • Apr 10 Billy Jacoby, actor (Brad-Silver Spoons, Maggie), born in Flushing, New York
  • Apr 10 William Jayne, American actor (Parker Lewis Can't Lose), born in Flushing, New York
  • Apr 13 Harold Pruett, American actor (Sybil, Embrace of the Vampire), (d. 2002)
  • Apr 19 Danelle Marie Folta, Hammond IN, playmate (Apr, 1995)
  • Apr 19 Jesse James, American television personality and motorcycle builder
  • Apr 20 Chris Jarvis, children's TV personality
  • Apr 23 Richard Wolstencroft, Australian Filmmaker
  • Apr 24 Melinda Clarke, American actress
  • Apr 24 Viveca Paulin, Swedish actress
  • Apr 25 RenĂ©e Zellweger, American actress (Bridget Jones), born in Katy, Texas
  • Apr 29 Paul Adelstein, American actor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 Fortunio Bonanova, actor (My Best Gal, Havana Rose), dies at 74
  • Apr 3 Rex Evans, British actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara, Matchmaker), dies after surgery at 65
  • Apr 5 Shelby Storck, American television producer (b. 1917)
  • Apr 18 Piotr F Scharoff, Russian-Italian actor and director (Chechov), dies at 82
  • Apr 25 Margarita Xirgu, actress (Bloody Wedding), dies at 80
  • Apr 27 Dino Terranova, actor (Young Dillinger), dies at 65