On This Day in Film & TV for April 27

Events in Film & TV

  • 1986 Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) hacks into and interrupts HBO
  • 1986 Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields' musical "Sweet Charity" starring Gwen Verdon, opens at the Minskoff Theatre, NYC; runs for 368 performances, and wins a Tony Award for choreographer Bob Fosse

Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1962 American actress Natalie Wood (23) divorces American actor Robert Wagner (30) after almost 5 years of marriage; they remarry in 1972
  • 2004 Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry files for divorce from her second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet, six months after the couple separated

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1873 William Charles Macready, British actor, manager, and diarist, dies at 80
  • 1876 George Aiken, American playwright and actor famous for writing the most popular stage adaptation of "Uncle Tom's Cabin", dies at 45
  • 1950 Hobart Cavanaugh, American actor (Border Town, Black Angel), dies at 63
  • 1965 Alan Bunce, American radio & television actor (Homicidal, Ethel & Albert), dies at 64
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