Events in Film & Television in April 1997

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Apr 5 Steve Irwin's "The Crocodile Hunter" debuts

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin

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Apr 25 The disaster film "Volcano", starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche, is released

Actress Anne Heche
Actress
Anne Heche
  • Apr 29 50th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The English Patient" Best Film, Joel & Ethan Coen Best Director
  • Apr 29 43rd British Academy Television Awards: "Only Fools and Horses" Best Comedy, "EastEnders" Best Drama

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Apr 30 42 million watch Ellen DeGeneres publicly declare she is gay

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
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Ellen DeGeneres