On This Day in Film & TV for April 10

Events in Film & TV

  • 1953 "House of Wax" 1st color 3-D movie, premieres in New York
  • 1954 KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Philips broadcasts 1st Dutch color TV programs

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1967 39th Academy Awards: "A Man For All Seasons," Best Picture, Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Scofield best actress/actor

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1968 40th Academy Awards: "In the Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger & Katherine Hepburn win

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1972 44th Academy Awards: "The French Connection", Gene Hackman & Jane Fonda win

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Actor Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
  • 1988 8th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Leonard Part 6" wins

Film release premierFilm Premier

2014 "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres in London

Film release premierFilm Premier

2017 "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana premieres in Toyko

Actress Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana

Birthdays in Film & TV

Person of interestGeorge Arliss

1868 George Arliss, British actor (Devil, Green Goddess), born in London, England (d. 1946)

  • 1886 Val Paul, American actor and director (Suspense, The Phantom Thief), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1962)
  • 1891 Tim McCoy, American actor (westerns) and soldier, born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • 1896 Edith Day, American actress (A Romance of the Air), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Lili Darvas, Hungarian actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)

Person of interestHarry Morgan

1915 Harry Morgan, American actor (December Bride, M*A*S*H, Dragnet), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2011)

  • 1916 Alfie Bass [Abraham Basalinsky], British actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • 1921 Chuck Connors, American author, actor (The Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), professional basketball and baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1924 Lee Bergere, American actor (Star Trek, Soap, Dynasty), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)

Person of interestMax Von Sydow

1929 Max Von Sydow, Swedish actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Dreamscape), born in Lund, Sweden

  • 1930 Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actor/comedian (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Spede Pasanen, Finnish comedian (d. 2001)
  • 1932 Delphine Seyrig, French actress (Freak Orlando, Reperages) born in Beirut Lebanon
  • 1932 Hari Rhodes, actor (Mike-Daktari, Roots), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1932 Omar Sharif, [Michael Shalhoub], Egyptian actor (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Alexandria (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Poncie Ponce, American actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye), (d. 2013)

Person of interestJohn Madden

1936 John Madden, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders) and sports commentator (CBS, FOX), born in Austin, Minnesota

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 1940 Gloria Hunniford [Mary Winifred Gloria Hunniford], British broadcaster/actress (Old Curiosity Shop), born in Portadown, Northern Ireland

Person of interestSteven Seagal

1951 Steven Seagal, actor (Above the Law, Hard to Kill), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1954 Peter MacNicol, actor (Chicago Hope, Sophie's Choice), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1960 Julie Fulton, actress (Lime Steel), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1961 Jeb Stuart Adams, American actor (Flowers in the Attic), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1961 Olivia Brown, Frankfurt GFR, actress (Det Trudy Joplin-Miami Vice)
  • 1964 Felicia Collins, guitarist (David Letterman), born in Albany, New York
  • 1968 Orlando Jones, American actor and comedian
  • 1969 Billy Jacoby, actor (Brad-Silver Spoons, Maggie), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1969 William Jayne, American actor (Parker Lewis Can't Lose), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1973 Guillaume Canet, French actor and film director
  • 1974 Sherry Johnson, Owatonna Minnesota, Miss America-Minnesota (1996)
  • 1977 Claudia Delpin, Miss Chile Universe (1997)
  • 1980 Charlie Hunnam, British actor (Sons of Anarchy), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • 1981 Laura Bell Bundy, American actor
  • 1981 Michael Pitt, American actor
  • 1982 Chyler Leigh, American actress
  • 1983 Ryan Merriman, American actor
  • 1984 Mandy Moore, American singer (Candy) and actress (Rebecca Pearson-This Is Us), born in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • 1986 Ayesha Takia, Indian actress

Person of interestHaley Joel Osment

1988 Haley Joel Osment, American actor (The Sixth Sense, A.I., Pay it Forward), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1990 Alex Pettyfer, English actor
  • 1991 Amanda Michalka, American actress/singer

Person of interestDaisy Ridley

1992 Daisy Ridley, English actress (Star Wars: the Force Awakens), born in London

Actress Daisy Ridley
Daisy Ridley

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1943 Actor Peter Cushing (29) weds actress Violet Helene Beck in London, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1961 Irene Warfield, silent screen actress (Satan Sanderson), dies at 65
  • 1965 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives), dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
  • 1975 Marjorie Main, actress (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 85
  • 1975 Sophia JW "Sophie" Hermse, actress (But a Dream), dies at 86
  • 1979 Henriette P "Hetty" Beck, actress (Dodendans), dies at 91
  • 1980 Kay Medford [ Margaret Kathleen Regan], American actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1984 Ray Middleton, American actor (1776, Hurricane Smith), dies at 75
  • 1991 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Harry & Hendersons), dies of AIDS at 35
  • 1991 Natalie Schafer, American actress (Gilligan's Island, Anastasia), dies from cancer at 90

Person of interestSam Kinison

1992 Sam Kinison, loud mouth comedian, dies in a car crash at 38

Comedian Sam Kinison
Sam Kinison
  • 1999 Jean Vander Pyl, American voice, radio and film actress (The Flintstones, The Jetsons), dies of lung cancer at 79
  • 2000 Peter Jones, British actor (Chariots of Fire, From a Bird's Eye View), dies of natural causes at 79
  • 2000 Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
  • 2000 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (b. 1928)
  • 2010 Dixie Carter, an American actress (b.1939)