April 1994 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

Apr 4 American actor Tony Curtis undergoes heart-bypass surgery

Music History

Apr 5 "Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect" opens at Golden Theater, NYC; runs for 347 performances

Film & TV History

Apr 6 Chuck Jones found guilty of breaking into beauty queen Marla Maples' home

Music Concert

Apr 9 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Whitney Houston, Luciano Pavarotti, Aaron Neville, Tammy Wynette, Branford Marsalis, and Larry Adler

Film & TV History

Apr 13 Asteroid 7373 Takei discovered and named after Star Trek actor George Takei

Music History

Apr 15 Jazz singer Tony Bennett records a session for "MTV's Unplugged" series at Sony Studios, NYC, featuring the Ralph Sharon trio, and guest appearances by Elvis Costello, and k.d.lang; album release wins 2 Grammy Awards

Film & TV History

Apr 18 Arsenio Hall announces he will end his late-night TV talk show in May 1994

  • Apr 18 Disney's stage adaptation of its animated musical "Beauty & the Beast" opens at Palace Theater, NYC

Presidential Convention

Apr 23 Libertarian party nominates Howard Stern for Governor of NY

Television Premiere

Apr 26 TV series "Due South" about Canadian Mounties starring Paul Gross premieres in Canada

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 11 Dakota Blue Richards, English actress (The Golden Compass), born in South Kensington, London

Saoirse RonanSaoirse Ronan (28 years old)

Apr 12 Irish American actress (Brooklyn, Ladybird), born in The Bronx, New York

  • Apr 16 Liliana Mumy, American actress (Cheaper By The Dozen; The Santa Clause; The Loud House), born in San Marcos, California
  • Apr 16 Midori Francis, American actress (Dash & Lily), born in Lakewood, New Jersey)
  • Apr 18 Moisés Arias, American-Colombian actor (The Kings of Summer), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 24 Austin Rogers, American actor, born in New Port Richey, Florida
  • Apr 25 Sam Fender, English singer-songwriter and actor (Seventeen Going Under), born in South Shields, England

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Apr 16 American singer and piano player Harry Connick, Jr. (26) weds American model Jill Goodacre (30) at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana

Dudley Moore

Apr 16 British actor Dudley Moore (58) weds actress Nicole Rothschild; divorced in 1998

  • Apr 24 Actor Lou Diamond Phillips marries Kelly Phillips
  • Apr 26 "Mad About You" actress Leila Kenzel (33) weds Neil Monaco (34)

Divorces in Film & TV

Shannen Doherty

Apr 7 Actress Shannen Doherty files for divorce from Ashley Hamilton

Billy Joel

Apr 14 Musician Billy Joel & supermodel Christie Brinkley announce plans to divorce

Roseanne Barr

Apr 18 Roseanne Barr Arnold files for divorce from Tom Arnold

Patrick Dempsey

Apr 26 Actor Patrick Dempsey (28) divorces manager Rocky Parker after nearly 7 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 Richard Davies, actor (Pvt Buckaroo), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Apr 3 Elizabeth "Betty" Furness, American actress, journalist and consumer activist (Dangerous Corner, Studio 1), dies of stomach cancer at 78
  • Apr 3 Frank G. Wells, American company director (Walt Disney Co.), dies in a helicopter crash at 62
  • Apr 3 Pat Harper, American NYC news anchor (WPIX, WNBC), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • Apr 4 (Virginia) "Ginny" Simms, American singer (Kay Kyser Band), actress (Night and Day), and radio star, dies of a heart attack at 80 [1]
  • Apr 8 François Rozet, French Canadian actor (b. 1899)
  • Apr 9 Marcel Ichac, French director (Karakoram) and alpinist, dies at 87
  • Apr 13 Nikolai Kryuchkov, Soviet Russian film actor (Telegram; Ballad of a Soldier; Town People), dies at 83
  • Apr 13 Rudolf Hrusinský, Czech actor & director (Short Cut, Golden Eels), dies at 73
  • Apr 16 John McLiam [Williams], Canadian actor (First Blood, Sleeper, Men From Shiloh), dies of Parkinson's disease at 76
  • Apr 16 Ron Vawter, American actor (Roy Cohn; The Silence of the Lambs), dies at 45
  • Apr 17 Peter Hacker, American journalist/actor (NBC, Broadcast News), dies at 69
  • Apr 19 Michael Carreras, film Director, dies at 67
  • Apr 19 Michel van Rooy, Dutch actor (Doctor Vlimmen, The Attack), dies at 43
  • Apr 20 Jean Carmet, French actor (Cache Cash, Miss Mona, Night Magic), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Apr 25 David Langton [Basil Muir Langton-Dodds], Scottish actor (The Avengers, Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Apr 27 Lynne Frederick, English actress (Trail of Pink Panther), dies at 39
  • Apr 29 William "Bill" Quinn, American actor (Star Trek, The Birds, Rifleman, All in the Family), dies of natural causes at 81