April 1980 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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Apr 14 52nd Academy Awards: "Kramer vs Kramer", Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Bryan Buffinton, actor (Bill Lewis Jr-Guiding Light), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Apr 1 Randy Orton, American professional wrestler
  • Apr 1 Bijou Phillips, American actress
  • Apr 1 YĆ«ko Takeuchi, Japanese actress
  • Apr 3 Trevor Moore, American actor and comedian (The Whitest Kids U' Know), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Apr 5 Lee Jae Won, South Korean actor, singer, and rapper
  • Apr 6 Matthew Thomas Carey, American actor (Old School,The Banger Sisters), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 8 Katee Sackhoff, American actress
  • Apr 10 Charlie Hunnam, British actor (Sons of Anarchy), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Apr 13 Colleen Clinkenbeard, American voice actress
  • Apr 14 Ben Wells, American actor
  • Apr 15 Natalie Casey, British actress
  • Apr 16 Jesse Tendler, American actor (Nick-Ellen Burstyn Show), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Apr 16 Paul London, American professional wrestler, born in Austin, Texas
  • Apr 19 Alexis Thorpe, American actress
  • Apr 22 Aaron Metchnik, actor (Stephen-Torkelsons), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Apr 22 Aaron Michael Metchik, American actor
  • Apr 24 Austin Nichols, American actor (One Tree Hill), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Apr 26 Jordana Brewster, Panama, actress (Nikki Graves-As the World Turns)
  • Apr 26 Marnette Patterson, American actress (Nicole-Something So Right), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 26 Channing Tatum, American actor (21 Jump Street, Magic Mike), born in Cullman, Alabama

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 3 Luella Gear, American actress (Joe & Mabel), dies at 82
  • Apr 9 Kathleen Burke, American actress (Island of Lost Souls), dies at 66
  • Apr 10 Kay Medford [ Margaret Kathleen Regan], American actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), dies of cancer at 60
  • Apr 11 Florence Lake, American actress (Edgar Kennedy shorts), dies at 75
  • Apr 14 Tom Fadden, actor (Duffeild-Broken Arrow, Cimarron City), dies at 84
  • Apr 15 Marshall Reed, American actor (The Madmen of Mandoras, Mysterious Island), dies from a massive hemorrhage at 62
  • Apr 15 Paul Langton, American actor (Till the Clouds Roll By, Peyton Place), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • Apr 15 Raymond Bailey, American actor (Vertigo, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Incredible Shrinking Man), dies at 75
  • Apr 19 Ethel Wilson, actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
  • Apr 19 Tony Beckley, actor (Assault, When a Stranger Calls), dies at 51
  • Apr 25 Katia Mann, German actress and wife of German writer Thomas Mann, dies at 96
  • Apr 26 Cicely Courtneidge, actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87
  • Apr 28 Dee Carroll, [Betty Jean Marsh], actress (Mad Bomber, Split), dies

Person of interestAlfred Hitchcock

Apr 29 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), dies of renal failure at 80

  • Apr 30 Mary McCarty, American actress and singer (Babes in Toyland, Trapper John MD), dies of a heart attack at 56