On This Day

April 1975 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 4 British sitcom "The Good Life" starring Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Paul Eddington and Penelope Keith debuts on BBC One

TV Show Appearance

Apr 28 Ringo Starr appears on "The Smothers Brothers Show", singing Hoyt Axton's "No No Song", and John Lennon is the guest on Tom Snyder's "Tomorrow" program, in what turns out to be his final television interview


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 Adam Rodriguez, American actor (Eric Delko-CSI: Miami) and director, born in Yonkers, New York
  • Apr 3 Aries Spears, American comedian (MadTV), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 4 Pamela Ribon, American screenwriter and author, born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Zach Braff

Apr 6 Zach Braff, American actor (Dr. John Dorian-Scrubs), born in South Orange, New Jersey

  • Apr 9 David Gordon Green, American filmmaker (George Washington), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Apr 10 David Harbour, American actor (Stranger Things), born in White Plains, New York
  • Apr 14 Amy Dumas, American professional wrestler, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Apr 14 Veronika Zemanov√°, Czech model, born in Ceske Budejovice, Czechia
  • Apr 16 Sean Maher, American actor, born in Pleasantville, New York
  • Apr 16 Nick Pickard, British actor, born in Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Apr 17 Gabriel Soto, Mexican actor and model, born in Mexico City
  • Apr 24 Sam Doumit, American actress (Shameless), born in Sacramento, California
  • Apr 25 Emily Bergl, English-American actress (The rage : Carrie 2), born in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England

Johnny Galecki

Apr 30 Johnny Galecki, American actor (Roseanne, The Big Bang Theory), born in Bree, Belgium

  • Apr 30 Mike Chat, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

Jane Curtin

Apr 2 Actress Jane Curtin (27) weds television producer Patrick Lynch

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 3 Mary Ure, Scottish actress (Sons & Lovers; Where Eagles Dare), dies at 42
  • Apr 10 Marjorie Main [Mary Tomlinson], American vaudeville and screen actress (The Egg and I; Ma and Pa Kettle films), dies of lung cancer at 85
  • Apr 10 Sophia JW "Sophie" Hermse, actress (But a Dream), dies at 86
  • Apr 11 Dorothy Patten, American actress, dies at 70

Josephine Baker

Apr 12 Josephine Baker, American-French song and dance revue artist (Folies-Bergere), actress, and civil rights activist, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 68

  • Apr 13 Larry Parks [Samuel Lawrence Parks], American actor (The Jolson Story, Love Is Better Than Ever), dies of a heart attack at 60

Fredric March

Apr 14 Fredric March, American actor (Inherit the Wind), dies of prostate cancer at 77

  • Apr 15 Richard Conte, American actor (The Godfather, Tony Rome, Hotel), dies from a heart attack at 65
  • Apr 22 Mary Philips, American actress (Farewell to Arms), dies at 75
  • Apr 23 William Hartnell, English actor (first Doctor in Dr Who), dies at 67
  • Apr 27 Nicholas Soussanin, Russian-American actor (Last Command, Captain Fury), dies at 86