On This Day in Film & TV for April 3

Events in Film & TV


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1930 2nd Academy Awards: "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win

  • 1949 KQW-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KCBS
  • 1949 WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1978 50th Academy Awards: "Annie Hall", Richard Dreyfuss & Diane Keaton win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1886 Dooley Wilson [Arthur Wilson], American musician and actor (Beulah, Casablanca), born in Tyler, Texas (d. 1953)
  • 1893 Leslie Howard [Stainer], British actor (Gone With the Wind, Of Human Bondage), born in London, England (d. 1943)
  • 1902 Henri Garat, French actor (Valse royale, Congress Dances), born in Paris, France (d. 1959)
  • 1904 Sally Rand, American burlesque dancer, vedette and actress known for her ostrich feather fan and balloon bubble dances, born in Elkton, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • 1907 Iron Eyes Cody [Espera Oscar de Corti], Italian-American actor (Keep America Beautiful, Black Gold, Ernest Goes to Camp), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Harry Landers, American actor (Ted Hoffman-Ben Casey), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921 Robert Karvelas, American actor (d. 1991)

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1922 Doris Day, "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Doris Day
  • 1923 Jan Sterling, American actress (Ace in the Hole, The High and the Mighty), born in NYC, New York

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1924 Marlon Brando, Canadian actor (On the Waterfront, The Godfather), born in Omaha, Nebraska

  • 1924 Murray Dickie, opera singer/director
  • 1926 Andrew Keir, Scottish character actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt, Catholics), born in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1928 Kevin Hagen, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1928 Jennifer Paterson, English chef and TV personality (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Lee Leonard, American television personality
  • 1937 William Gaunt, Leeds England, actor (Champions)
  • 1939 François de Roubaix, French film score composer (d. 1975)
  • 1941 Eric Braeden, Aust, actor (Victor Newman-Young & Restless, Colossus)
  • 1942 Marsha Mason, actress (Blume in Love, Cinderella Liberty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1942 Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (d. 2005)
  • 1943 Jonathan Lynn, Bath England, writer/actor (Greedy, Bar Mitzvah Boy)
  • 1945 Catherine Spaak, French actress (Libertine, Hotel, Circle of Love)
  • 1949 Lyle Alzado, NFLer (LA Raiders)/actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire)
  • 1950 Curtis Stone, N singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1950 Sally Thomsett, English actress (Straw Dogs, Man About the House), born in Sussex
  • 1951 Gwen Welles, US actress (Desert Hearts, Nashville)
  • 1956 Miguel Bose, Panamanian-born Spanish singer and actor (El Avaro, Queen Margot), born in Panama City

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1958 Alec Baldwin, actor (Joshua-Knots Landing, Beetlejuice), born in Amityville, New York

  • 1958 Jaya Prada, Indian Actress
  • 1959 David Hyde Pierce, NY, actor (Niles Crane-Fraiser)

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1961 Eddie Murphy, American actor (SNL, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, Raw), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1962 Jennifer Rubin, American actress
  • 1966 Shelley Michelle, actress (Golden Eye), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1966 Mina Tominaga, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
  • 1968 Charlotte Coleman, British actress (Four Weddings and a Funeral), born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1972 Jennie Garth, American actress (Kelly Taylor-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1973 Jamie Bamber, English actor
  • 1973 Matthew Ferguson, Canadian actor
  • 1973 Adam Scott, American actor (Parks and Recreation), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1975 Aries Spears, American comedian
  • 1976 Will Mellor, English actor
  • 1978 Matthew Goode, English actor
  • 1982 Cobie Smulders, Canadian actress
  • 1986 Amanda Bynes, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV


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1951 Actress and singer Doris Day (29) marries producer Martin Melcher (35) in Burbank

Singer and Actress Doris Day
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Doris Day

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1943 Conrad Veidt, German actor (Casablanca, Cabinet of Dr Calgary), dies from a heart attack at 50
  • 1957 Edward "Ned" Sparks, Canadian actor (42nd Street, Imitation of Life), dies from intestinal obstruction at 73
  • 1969 Rex Evans, British actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara, Matchmaker), dies after surgery at 65
  • 1975 Mary Ure, Scottish actress (Sons & Lovers, Where Eagles Dare), dies at 42
  • 1978 Ray Noble, English bandleader, comedian and actor (The Very Thought of You), dies at 74
  • 1980 Luella Gear, American actress (Joe & Mabel), dies at 82
  • 1982 Warren Oates, actor (East of Eden, Stoney Burke), dies at 53
  • 1989 Norman Woolard, actor (Guilty, Saul & David, Medeleine), dies at 79
  • 1990 Katharine Balfour, actress (Love Story), dies of ALS at 69
  • 1992 Lloyd "Slim" Andrews, actor (Buf Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies
  • 1992 Margaret Barker, actress (Fathers & Son), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • 1993 Alexander Mnouchkine, French movie producer (Professional), dies at 83
  • 1993 Dieter Plage, German wildlife filmmaker, dies at 57
  • 1994 Betty Furness, actress/news consumer reporter (WNBC), dies at 78
  • 1994 Pat Harper, NYC news anchor (WPIX, WNBC), dies
  • 2013 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-born British and American novelist and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary failure at 85
  • 2016 Erik Bauersfeld, voice actor (Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar "Its a trap"), dies at 93