April 1979 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 8 204th & final episode of "All in the Family"

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 9 51st Academy Awards: "The Deer Hunter", Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Actor Jon Voight
Jon Voight
  • Apr 18 "Real People" premieres on NBC TV
  • Apr 30 Mary Therese Friel, (New York), crowned 28th Miss USA

Birthdays in Film & TV

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 4 Heath Ledger, Australian-American Actor (Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 2008)

  • Apr 9 Keshia Knight Pulliam, actress (Rudy-Crosby), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Apr 9 Keith Nobbs, American actor
  • Apr 11 Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Miss World Canada 2003, Singer/Songwriter, Human Rights Activist
  • Apr 11 Josh Server, American actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 12 Claire Danes, American actress (Angela-My So Called Life, Romeo & Juliet), born in NYC, New York

Actress Claire Danes
Claire Danes
  • Apr 12 Paul Nicholls, English actor
  • Apr 12 Jennifer Morrison, Actress (Once Upon a Time, House), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 14 Rebecca DiPietro, American model
  • Apr 17 Tram-Anh Tran, actress (Ghostwriters')
  • Apr 17 Siddharth Narayan, Indian actor
  • Apr 18 Kourtney Kardashian, American reality television star, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 19 Kate Hudson, American actress (Almost Famous, You, Me and Dupree), born in Los Angeles, California

Actress Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson
  • Apr 21 James McAvoy, Scottish actor (X-Men: First Class), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Apr 23 Yana Gupta, Indian actress & model
  • Apr 23 Jaime King, American actress
  • Apr 26 Sean Fox, actor (3 Ninjas Kick Back, Calendar Girl)
  • Apr 28 Bahram Radan, Iranian actor

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 6 Singer Rod Stewart & model Alana Collins wed

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 28 Actor and comedian John Candy (28) weds Rosemary Margaret Hobor at St. Basil's Church in Toronto, Canada

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 4 Edgar Buchanan, American actor (Petticoat Junction), dies at 76
  • Apr 10 Henriette P "Hetty" Beck, actress (Dodendans), dies at 91
  • Apr 24 John Carroll, actor (Hired Wife, Fiesta, Geraldine), dies at 72