April 1976 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 "Helter Skelter", detailing Charles Manson's cult "family", their capture, trial, conviction and aftermath, premieres on CBS

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 6 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies & Gentlemen The Rolling Stones"

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts

Film release premierFilm Release

Apr 9 "All the President's Men", directed by Alan J. Pakula, based on the novel by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward detailing their Watergate investigation, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, is released

Actor Dustin Hoffman
Actor
Dustin Hoffman
Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein
Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford

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Apr 20 George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 22 Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 David Oyelowo, English-Nigerian actor
  • Apr 3 Will Mellor, English actor (Hollyoaks), born in Bredbury, Greater Manchester
  • Apr 5 Sterling K. Brown, American actor (The People v. O. J. Simpson, This is Us), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 6 Candace H Cameron Bure, actress (DJ Tanner-Full House)
  • Apr 7 Kevin Alejandro, American actor

Person of interestJonathan Brandis

Apr 13 Jonathan Brandis, American actor (Lucas Wolenczak-seaQuest DSV), born in Danbury, Connecticut (d. 2003)

  • Apr 13 Valentina Cervi, Italian actress
  • Apr 13 Yu Ji-tae, South Korean actor
  • Apr 15 Susan Ward, American actress
  • Apr 16 Lukas Haas, American actor and musician (Witness, Inception), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 16 Shu Qi, Taiwanese actress (Three Times), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Apr 17 Monet Mazur, American actress and musician
  • Apr 17 Alex Nesic, American actor

Person of interestMelissa Joan Hart

Apr 18 Melissa Joan Hart, american actress (Clarissa, Sabrina), born in Smithtown, New York

  • Apr 20 Joey Lawrence, American actor (Gimme a Break, Blossom, Summer Rental), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 24 Shane McDermott, American actor (Garrett Booth-Swan's Crossing), born in Middletown, New York
  • Apr 27 Sally Hawkins, English film actress (The Shape of Water), born in London, England

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 14 The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (32) weds writer and director Nora Ephron (34) at a civil ceremony in Manhattan

Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 14 Actress Doris Day (54) weds restaurateur Barry Comden

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 Ray Teal, American actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, Bonanza), dies at 74

Person of interestHoward Hughes

Apr 5 Howard Hughes, American reclusive billionaire, filmmaker and aviator, dies at 72

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes
  • Apr 7 Mary Margaret McBride, TV hostess (Mary Margaret McBride), dies at 76
  • Apr 11 Liam Dunn, American actor, dies at 59
  • Apr 12 Paul Ford, American actor (Phil Silvers Show), dies at 74
  • Apr 14 Maude Prickett, actress (Rosie-Hazel), dies at 60
  • Apr 23 James Flavin, American actor (King Kong, In Cold Blood, Man With a Camera), dies from a ruptured aorta at 69
  • Apr 23 Ronald Radd, actor (King Lear, Up Jumped a Swagman), dies at 47
  • Apr 23 Shimen Ruskin, Polish actor (Beau Brummel, Having a Wonderful Time), dies at 69
  • Apr 25 Carol Reed, English film director (Agony & Ecstasy, Oliver!), dies at 69
  • Apr 25 Margaret Bannerman, actress (Great Defender), dies at 79
  • Apr 26 Allan Jackson, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), dies at 60
  • Apr 26 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45
  • Apr 26 Sid James [Solomon Joel Cohen], South African-born British character and comedy actor (Hancock's Half Hour, Carry On), dies from a heart attack at 62