On This Day

April 1991 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 6 Former child actor Adam Rich arrested for breaking into a pharmacy

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Apr 11 Musical "Miss Saigon" created by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil opens at Broadway Theater NYC

  • Apr 11 NYC's Museum of Broadcasting becomes "Museum of Radio & Television"
  • Apr 12 2,500th episode of Entertainment Tonight airs
  • Apr 15 Former child actor Adam Rich (Eight Is Enough) charged with burglary

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 22 Johnny Carson announces he will retire next year from "The Tonight Show"

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • Apr 22 Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn & Queens
  • Apr 26 "Dinosaurs" premieres on ABC-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

Person of interestJamie Lynn Spears

Apr 4 Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress (Zoey 101), born in McComb, Mississippi

  • Apr 10 Amanda Michalka, American actress and singer, born in Torrance, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 9 Maurice Binder, American photographer and film title designer (James Bond Movies), dies at 73
  • Apr 10 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Harry & Hendersons), dies of AIDS at 35
  • Apr 10 Natalie Schafer, American actress (Gilligan's Island, Anastasia), dies from cancer at 90
  • Apr 11 Tom Rosqui, American stage and screen character actor (The Godfather - "Rocco Lampone"), dies of cancer at 62
  • Apr 15 Marjorie Warfield, American actress, dies at 88
  • Apr 15 Martin Ashe, American actor, dies at 81

Person of interestDavid Lean

Apr 16 David Lean, film director (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies of pneumonia at 83

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • Apr 19 Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (b. 1905)
  • Apr 20 Don Siegel, American film director (Coogan's Bluff, Dirty Harry), dies at 78
  • Apr 25 Frank Hamilton, actor (Subterraneans), dies at 66
  • Apr 26 Emily McLaughlin, American actress (Jessie Brewer- General Hospital), dies at 61
  • Apr 28 Ken Curtis, American actor (Festus - Gunsmoke), dies at 74