On This Day

April 1999 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

Apr 11 52nd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Shakespeare in Love" Best Film, Peter Weir Best Director

Playwright and Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Playwright and Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 8 Isaac Hempstead Wright, English actor (Bran in Game of Thrones), born in Surrey, England

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 5 Talk show host Wayne Brady (26) weds dancer Mandie Taketa

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 Andrew Gardner, British newscaster (News at Ten), dies in flight en route to Madeira at 66
  • Apr 4 Faith Domergue, American actress and early "scream queen" (Vendetta, House of 7 Corpses), dies at 74
  • Apr 10 Jean Vander Pyl, American voice, radio and film actress (The Flintstones, The Jetsons), dies of lung cancer at 79
  • Apr 14 Ellen Corby [Hansen], American actress (The Waltons, Vertigo, Caged), dies of natural causes at 87
  • Apr 14 Anthony Newley, British actor and singer-songwriter (Doctor Dolittle; Goldfinger theme; Willy Wonka score), dies at 67
  • Apr 20 "Ravishing" Rick Rude, American professional wrestler, dies at 40
  • Apr 20 SeƱor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet) and comedian, dies at 103
  • Apr 21 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American film actor (Wings), singer, and dance bandleader, dies at 94
  • Apr 26 Jill Dando, British television presenter, dies at 37
  • Apr 28 Rory Calhoun [Francis Timothy McCown], American actor (Blue & Gray, How to Marry a Millionaire), dies of emphysema at 76