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April 2019 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 4 Kathie Lee Gifford leaves NBC's "Today" show after 11 years
  • Apr 7 WrestleMania XXXV, Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ: Becky Lynch beats Raw women's champion Ronda Rousey and SmackDown champion Charlotte Flair to win both titles
  • Apr 8 Actress Allison Mack pleads guilty to sex-trafficking charges for her involvement in suspected sex cult Nxivm
  • Apr 13 BTS is the first K-pop band to perform on US TV show "Saturday Night Live"

Music releaseAlbum Release

Apr 17 Beyoncé releases a live album of her 2018 Coachella performance on the same day as her Netflix documentary "Homecoming"

  • Apr 21 Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky wins the country's presidential election in a landslide

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 22 Marvel film "Avengers: Endgame" directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and an ensemble cast, premieres in Los Angeles

Actor Chris Evans
Actor
Chris Evans
Actor, Producer and Screenwriter Vin Diesel
Actor, Producer and Screenwriter
Vin Diesel
Actor Chris Pratt
Actor
Chris Pratt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 TV series "Game of Thrones: The Long Night" episode debuts with the longest battle ever screened (nearly 80 mins), surpassing "Lord of the Rings" Battle of Helm's Deep (44 mins)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 Disney says Marvel film "Avengers: Endgame" made estimated $1.2 billion worldwide, first film to make more than 1 billion on opening

Actor Chadwick Boseman
Actor
Chadwick Boseman
Actor, Producer and Screenwriter Vin Diesel
Actor, Producer and Screenwriter
Vin Diesel
Actor Chris Pratt
Actor
Chris Pratt
  • Apr 29 Sports Illustrated features a muslim model Halima Aden in a Burkini for the first time in their swimsuit edition

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 7 Seymour Cassel, American actor (Faces, Plain Clothes, Valentino), dies at 84
  • Apr 11 Monkey Punch [Kazuhiko Kato], Japanese manga cartoonist (Lupin III), dies of pneumonia at 81
  • Apr 14 Birgitta "Bibi" Andersson, Swedish actress (Persona, Wild Strawberries), dies at 83
  • Apr 16 Fay McKenzie, American actress and singer (The Party, Sierra Sue), dies at 101
  • Apr 18 Mark Medoff, American playwright, director, actor and professor (Children of a Lesser God), dies at 79
  • Apr 24 Dick Rivers [Hervé Forneri], French rock and roll singer and actor, dies at 74
  • Apr 29 John Singleton, American director and screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood), dies of a stroke at 51
  • Apr 30 Peter Mayhew, British American actor (Chewbacca in Star Wars), dies at 74