On This Day

April 1972 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Apr 10 44th Academy Awards: "The French Connection", Gene Hackman & Jane Fonda win

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
Actor Gene Hackman
Actor
Gene Hackman

Music concertMusic Concert

Apr 15 Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Carole King & Quincy Jones perform at a benefit for George McGovern for President

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Allen and Albert Hughes, American film directors
  • Apr 3 Jennie Garth, American actress (Kelly Taylor-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • Apr 5 Krista Allen, American actress
  • Apr 6 Jason Hervey, actor (Wayne Arnold-Wonder Years)
  • Apr 11 Balls Mahoney [Jonathan Rechner], American professional wrestler, born in Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Apr 15 Peter Billingsley, American actor (Real People), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 15 Lou Romano, American voice actor

Person of interestJennifer Garner

Apr 17 Jennifer Garner [Affleck], American actress (Sydney Bristow-Alias), born in Houston, Texas

  • Apr 17 Claire Sweeney, English actress (Brookside), born in Walton, Liverpool
  • Apr 18 Eli Roth, American film director (Cabin Fever) and actor, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Apr 18 Xu Zheng, Chinese actor and director (Lost on Hong Kong), born in Shanghai, China

Person of interestCarmen Electra

Apr 20 Carmen Electra [Tara Leigh Patrick], American model and actress (Scary Movie, Meet the Spartans), born in Sharonville, Ohio

  • Apr 21 Severina [Vuckovic], Croatian pop singer and actress (Moja Stikla), born in Split, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Apr 22 Anna Falchi, Tampera Finland, actress (La Dolce Vita '90)
  • Apr 23 Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer and actress (Apuesta por un Amor), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Apr 23 Sonya Smith, Venezuelan-American actress (Cara Sucia), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 27 David Lascher, American actor (Josh-Clueless, Kidz in the Wood), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 27 Maura West, American actress (As the World Turns), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 25 Comedic actor Bob Denver (37) weds third wife Carole Abrahams

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 5 Isabel Jewell, American actress (Gone with the Wind), dies at 64
  • Apr 6 Brian Donlevy, American actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island), dies at 71
  • Apr 7 Victor Wong, American actor (Mission to Moscow, War Correspondent, King Kong), dies at 65
  • Apr 25 George Sanders, Russian actor (All About Eve-Academy Award 1950), commits suicide at 65
  • Apr 30 Gia Scala, actress (Garment Jungle, I Aim at the Stars), dies at 38