On This Day

April 1994 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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


Birthdays in Film & TV

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

Person of interestSaoirse Ronan

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

Actress Saoirse Ronan
Actress
Saoirse Ronan
  • Apr 16 Liliana Mumy, American actress, born in San Marcos, California
  • 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

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 16 Singer Harry Connick Jr (26) weds model Jill Goodare (30) at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 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


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 7 Actress Shannen Doherty files for divorce from Ashley Hamilton

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 18 Roseanne Barr Arnold files for divorce from Tom Arnold

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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 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, US company director (Walt Disney Co.), dies in a helicopter crash at 62
  • Apr 3 Pat Harper, NYC news anchor (WPIX, WNBC), dies
  • Apr 4 Virginia "Ginny" Simms, American actress and singer (Night and Day, Kay Kyser Band), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Apr 8 François Rozet, French Canadian actor (b. 1899)
  • Apr 9 Marcel Ichac, French alpinist/director (Karakoram), dies at 87
  • Apr 13 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, Soviet film actor (Telegram, Town People), dies at 83
  • Apr 13 Nikolai Krjoetsjkov, Russian actor (Ballad of Soldatje), 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