April 1978 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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Apr 1 "The Bob Newhart Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart
  • Apr 2 TV soap show "Dallas" starring Larry Hagman and Barbara Bel Geddes premieres on CBS (as a 5 week mini-series)

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 3 50th Academy Awards: "Annie Hall", Richard Dreyfuss & Diane Keaton win

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Apr 3 Larry King moves his radio show from Miami to Washington, D.C.

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King
  • Apr 16 NBC's premiere of miniseries "Holocaust"
  • Apr 25 ABC premiere of crime drama "Vega$"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 3 Matthew Goode, English actor (The Lookout), born in Exeter, Devon, England
  • Apr 4 Irene Skliva, Greek model (Miss World 1996), born in Athens, Greece
  • Apr 8 Ana de la Reguera, Mexican actress
  • Apr 11 Brett Claywell, American actor (One Tree Hill), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Apr 12 Eddie Robinson, actor (Neil Atwater-Swan's Crossing)
  • Apr 12 Riley Smith, American actor, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Apr 13 Kyle Howard, American actor
  • Apr 13 Chris Sligh, American singer and Idol finalist, born in Madison, Tennessee
  • Apr 14 Paul O'Brien, Australian actor
  • Apr 15 Austin Aries, American wrestler
  • Apr 16 Lara Dutta, Indian actress, born in Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Apr 19 James Franco, American actor (The Disaster Artist), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Apr 21 Avi Phillips, Ontario, actor (Maniac Mansion)
  • Apr 24 Eric Balfour, American actor (What Women Want), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 24 Kim Hyun-ju, South Korean actress, born in Goyang, South Korea
  • Apr 24 Stella Damasus Aboderin, Nigerian actress (Two Brides and a Baby), born in Benin City, Edo, Nigeria
  • Apr 25 Letícia Birkheuer, Brazilian model
  • Apr 26 Stana Katic, Canadian-American actress (Kate Beckett-Castle), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Apr 27 Adamantia Kontogiorgi, Greek actress (Erotas), born in Paris
  • Apr 28 Nate Richert, actor (Harvey-Sabrina), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Apr 28 Lauren Laverne, Disc jockey, television presenter and former singer

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 3 Ray Noble, English bandleader, comedian and actor (The Very Thought of You), dies at 74
  • Apr 13 Paul McGrath, American actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74
  • Apr 22 Will Geer [William Aughe Ghere], American actor (Salt of the Earth, The Waltons), dies at 76