April 1987 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 5 Fox TV network premieres showing "Married With Children" and "The Tracey Ullman Show"
  • Apr 12 CBS' premiere of fact-based World War II drama "Escape from Sobibor"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 3 Julie Sokolow, American film director and musician, born in Holmdel, New Jersey
  • Apr 4 Devon Anderson, English actor (EastEnders), born in Greenwich, London
  • Apr 4 Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress (Flashpoint), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 7 Alexa Demara, American model and actress
  • Apr 9 Jesse McCartney, American actor and singer
  • Apr 12 Brooklyn Decker, American fashion model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit), born in Kettering, Ohio
  • Apr 16 Milton J Cross, American TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions of the Air), born in New York City, New York
  • Apr 19 Oksana Akinshina, Russian actress
  • Apr 19 Courtland Mead, American actor
  • Apr 20 John Patrick Amedori, American actor (The Butterfly Effect), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 26 Jessica Lee Rose, American-born New Zealand actress, famous YouTube star lonelygirl15
  • Apr 27 William Moseley, British actor (The Chronicles of Narnia - Peter Pevensie), born in Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, England
  • Apr 27 Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Canadian actress (Mona the Vampire), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 29 Alicia Morton, American actress

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 7 Maxine Sullivan [Marietta Williams], American jazz vocalist and performer (Going Places), dies following a seizure at 75
  • Apr 11 Kent Taylor [Louis Weiss], American actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders), dies at 79
  • Apr 12 Mike Von Erich, American wrestler
  • Apr 17 Dick Shawn, comedian (Producers), dies on stage at 57
  • Apr 19 Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum, Actor (Mr Green Jeans), dies at 77
  • Apr 19 Hugh Brannum, American actor (Make Room for Daddy, The Fred Waring Show), dies at 77
  • Apr 26 Shankar, Of Noted Bollywood Music Director Duo Shankar-Jaikishan (b. 1922)
  • Apr 30 Hugh Dempster, actor (Anna Karenina, Candles at Nine), dies