April 1970 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 5 WSNS TV channel 44 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 7 42nd Academy Awards: "Midnight Cowboy", John Wayne & Maggie Smith win

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith
  • Apr 15 WMGZ TV channel 16 in Mayaguez, PR ([M]) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 15 WPSJ TV channel 14 in Ponce, PR ([P]) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Sung Hi Lee, Korean-born model
  • Apr 2 Tammi Reiss, American actress and former WNBA guard (Utah Starzz), born in New York
  • Apr 4 Barry Pepper, Canadian actor (The Kennedys), born in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
  • Apr 5 Thea Gill, Canadian actress
  • Apr 10 Q-Tip [Kamaal Fareed, born Jonathan Davis], American rapper, actor, record producer and DJ, born in Harlem, New York
  • Apr 11 Johnny Messner, American actor (Tears of the Sun), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Apr 13 Ramona Reuter, Miss USA-NY (1997)
  • Apr 13 Rick Schroder, actor (Ricky-Silver Spoons, Champ, Earthling), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Apr 15 Flex Alexander, American actor
  • Apr 16 Fran Robinson, California, actress (Lauren-Charlie & Company)
  • Apr 20 Shemar Moore, actor (Malcolm-Young & Restless), born in Oakland, California
  • Apr 21 Glen Hansard, Irish songwriter and actor
  • Apr 21 Rob Riggle, American comedian
  • Apr 21 Nicole Sullivan, American actress
  • Apr 22 Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
  • Apr 23 Scott Bairstow, American actor
  • Apr 23 Sadao Abe, Japanese actor

Person of interestMelania Trump

Apr 26 Melania Trump [née Knauss], Slovenian-American model, wife of President Donald Trump and current First Lady of the United States, born in Novo Mesto, Yugoslavia

US First Lady and Model Melania Trump
US First Lady and Model
Melania Trump

Person of interestUma Thurman

Apr 29 Uma Thurman, American actress (Baron Munchausen, Pulp Fiction), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Actress Uma Thurman
Actress
Uma Thurman
  • Apr 30 Debbie D, actress (Attack of Vampire Mermaid), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 4 Byron Foulger, American actor (Capt Nice, Petticoat Junction), dies at 70
  • Apr 10 Charles Paton, British actor (Freedom of the Seas), dies of a heart attack at 96
  • Apr 11 Cathy O'Donnell [Ann Steely], American film noir actress (Miniver Story, Man from Laramie), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 46
  • Apr 23 Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show), dies at 51
  • Apr 25 Anita Louise, American actress (The Little Princess, Gorilla, My Friend Flicka), dies from a stroke at 55
  • Apr 26 Gypsy Rose Lee [Rose Hovick], American burlesque actress (Gypsy), dies of lung cancer at 56
  • Apr 27 Arthur Shields, Irish actor (River, Enchanted Island), dies at 73
  • Apr 28 Ed Begley, American actor (12 Angry Men, The Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 69
  • Apr 30 Inger Stevens, actress (Katy-Farmer's Daughter), commits suicide at 35