April 1996 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 Marlon Brando makes anti-semetic remarks about hollywood on Larry King

Actor Marlon Brando
Actor
Marlon Brando
TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King
  • Apr 23 49th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Sense and Sensibility" Best Film, Michael Radford Best Director
  • Apr 23 42nd British Academy Television Awards: "Father Ted" Best Comedy, "Cracker" Best Drama

Film release premierFilm Release

Apr 29 "Rent", starring Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, opens at Nederlander Theater NYC

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 14 Abigail Breslin, American child actress
  • Apr 16 Lin Yun, Chinese actress (The Mermaid), born in Huzhou, China
  • Apr 17 Dee Dee Davis, American actress
  • Apr 25 Allisyn Ashley Arm, American child actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 11 Actor Hugh Jackman (27) weds actress Deborra-Lee Furness (41) at St. John's in Toorak, Victoria

  • Apr 12 Actor and filmmaker Dennis Hopper (60) weds actress Victoria Duffy (29) at Boston's Old South Church
  • Apr 27 Soap opera actor Lorenzo Lamas (38) weds Playboy model and actress Shauna Sand (24) in Rockland County, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 27 Actress Robin Wright (30) weds actor Sean Penn (35) in Santa Monica, California

Actress Robin Wright
Actress
Robin Wright
Actor and Political Activist Sean Penn
Actor and Political Activist
Sean Penn

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Mario Viegas, actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy), dies at 47
  • Apr 4 Carl Burton Stokes, African American politician (51st mayor of Cleveland) and TV newscaster, dies at 68 (b. 1927)

Person of interestGreer Garson

Apr 6 Greer Garson, British actress (Goodbye Mr Chips, Mrs Miniver), dies at 92

Actress Greer Garson
Actress
Greer Garson
  • Apr 8 Ben Johnson, American actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger), dies of heart attack at 77
  • Apr 14 William K Everson, film historian, dies at 67
  • Apr 16 Lucille Bremer, American actress and dancer (Meet Me in St. Louis, Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 79
  • Apr 16 Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuban filmmaker (Muerte de un burócrata), dies at 67
  • Apr 20 Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, Executive (BBC), dies at 88
  • Apr 21 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, sportscaster, LV bookmaker (The NFL Today; fired for racist remarks), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • Apr 22 David Shipman, film historian, dies at 63
  • Apr 22 Erma Bombeck, American humorist (The Grass is Greener over the Septic Tank), dies at 69
  • Apr 24 Donald Cammell, film director, dies at 62
  • Apr 24 Preston Lockwood [Reginald], British actor (Time Bandits, Jeeves and Wooster), dies of natural causes at 83
  • Apr 25 Saul Bass, American graphic designer of logos and film titles (Psycho), dies at 75
  • Apr 26 Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter, dies at 78
  • Apr 27 Joan Sterndale-Bennett, British actress (Brighton Rock, Those Fantastic Flying Fools), dies at 82
  • Apr 28 Giles Grangier, film director, dies at 84
  • Apr 29 David William Eric Davis, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • Apr 29 David Davis, British radio broadcaster (BBC Children's Hour), dies at 87
  • Apr 30 David Opatoshu [Opatovsky], American actor and writer (Star Trek, Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), dies at 78
  • Apr 30 Hélène Cordet, actress (The Limping Man), dies at 78
  • Apr 30 Jeanne Bal, American actress (Pat-Love & Marriage, Star Trek- The Man Trap), dies at 67