On This Day in Film & TV for April 8

Events in Film & TV


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1963 35th Academy Awards: "Lawrence of Arabia", Anne Bancroft & Gregory Peck win

Actor Gregory Peck
Actor
Gregory Peck
Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft
Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1968 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of Martin Luther King
  • 1968 WKPI TV channel 22 in Pikeville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1975 47th Academy Awards: "The Godfather Part II", Ellen Burstyn & Art Carney win

  • 1979 204th & final episode of "All in the Family"
  • 1984 4th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Lonely Lady" wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel, California, Makes his day

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
  • 1990 "Twin Peaks" created by David Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan premieres on ABC-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1880 Victor Schertzinger, composer/director (Uptown NY)
  • 1887 Walter Connolly, American actor (Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1940)
  • 1889 Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orch)

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1892 Mary Pickford [Gladys Smith], Canadian actress (Poor Little Rich Girl), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1979)

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford
  • 1893 Grace Cunard, American silent screen actress (Resurrection), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • 1895 Bert Gordon [Barney Gorodetsky], Comedian, born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1905 Ilka Chase, American actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1905 George Baxter, French actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • 1909 John Fante, Italian-American author and screenwriter (Wait Until Spring, Bandini, Ask the Dust, Full of Life), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1983)
  • 1912 Sonja Henie, ice skater/actress (Olympic gold 1928,32,36), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1914 María Félix, Mexican actress (Doña Bárbara), born in Álamos, Sonora, Mexico (d. 2002)
  • 1920 Eva Dahlbeck, Swedish actress (Brink of Life), born in Saltsjö-Duvnäs, Stockholms län, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • 1921 Alfie Bass, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served), born in London, England
  • 1921 Virginia O'Brien, actress and singer (Gus, Ziegfeld Follies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1923 Edward Mulhare, Irish actor (Knight Rider), born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
  • 1925 Shecky Greene, comedian and actor (Love Machine, Combat), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1928 Eric Porter, actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps), born in London, England
  • 1929 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer/actor (Pain in the A__)
  • 1929 WIlliam K Everson, film historian
  • 1930 Dorothy Tutin, actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell), born in London, England
  • 1930 John Bartholomew Tucker, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), born in Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1931 John Gavin, actor ( Imitation of Life, Psycho), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1936 Klaus Lowitsch, actor (Despair, Marriage of Marla Braun), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1938 Lory Patrick, Beckley WV, actress (Trina-Tales of Welles Fargo)
  • 1943 Robby Weaver, actor (Stone)
  • 1944 Hywel Bennett, South Wales, actor (Family Way, Shelley)
  • 1946 Stuart Pankin, comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Tim Thomerson, American actor
  • 1947 Cindy Pickett, American actress (Guiding Light, St Elsewhere), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • 1949 Jim Lampley, Hendersonville NC, newscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
  • 1954 John Schneider, actor (Bo-Dukes of Hazzard), born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • 1955 Kane Hodder, American actor and stuntman
  • 1956 Christine Boisson, French actress
  • 1956 Jim Piddock, English actor, writer and producer
  • 1960 John Schneider, American actor
  • 1961 Richard Hatch, American reality television personality

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1966 Robin Wright, American actress (Santa Barbara, Princess Bride), born in Dallas, Texas

Actress Robin Wright
Actress
Robin Wright
  • 1966 Bobby Ologun, Nigerian television personality
  • 1967 Arwyn Davies, Welsh actor
  • 1968 Patricia Arquette, actress (Boyhood, True Romance), born in NYC, New York
  • 1978 Ana de la Reguera, Mexican actress
  • 1980 Katee Sackhoff, American actress
  • 1981 Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model
  • 1983 Allu Arjun, Indian film actor
  • 1983 Adrian Bellani, American actor
  • 1984 Taran Noah Smith, actor (Mark Taylor-Home Improvement), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1984 Júlia Liptáková, Slovakian model
  • 1984 Kirsten Storms, American actress
  • 1986 Erika Sawajiri, Japanese actress, model and singer
  • 1992 Shelby Young, American actress
  • 1993 Trent Sullivan, Australian Actor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1989 Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart marries producer Burt Sugarman
  • 2006 "All of Us" TV actress LisaRaye McCoy (38) weds Chief Minister of the Turks and Caicos Michael Misick (40) in an $1.5 million beachside wedding in Caribbean
  • 2006 Former Miss USA and "Eve" actress Ali Landry (32) weds film director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde (28) in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • 2006 Spanish model and actress Ines Sastre (32) weds Alexandro Corrias at Brompton Oratory in South Kensington, London
  • 2012 American actress and television host Ricki Lake (42) weds jewerly designer Christian Evans in a secret ceremony at Southern California

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1982 Actor Bryan Cranston (26) divorced writer Mickey Middleton after 4 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1921 Earnest von Possart, German actor/stage manager, dies
  • 1921 Ernst von Possart, German actor, stage manager and reciter, dies at 79
  • 1965 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
  • 1977 Frank Milan, actor (Witness), dies at 71
  • 1981 Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), dies at 82
  • 1990 Doreen Sloane, English actress (Coronation Street), dies of cancer at 56
  • 1992 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More) dies at 78
  • 1994 François Rozet, French Canadian actor (b. 1899)
  • 1996 Ben Johnson, cowboy actor (Tex, Dillinger), dies of heart attack at 77
  • 1996 Ben Johnson, American actor (b. 1918)

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2000 Claire Trevor, American actress (Marjorie Morningstar), dies of respiratory failure at 91

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor
  • 2002 María Félix, Mexican actress (Doña Bárbara), dies at 88
  • 2008 Stanley Kamel, American actor (b. 1943)
  • 2013 Annette Funicello, American singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70
  • 2013 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), dies at 85
  • 2014 The Ultimate Warrior [James Brian Hellwig], American Hall of Fame professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 54