April Stevens Ewing

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April Stevens Ewing
Dallas character
Portrayed by Sheree J. Wilson
Duration 1986–91
First appearance October 24, 1986
Trompe L'Oeil
Last appearance February 1, 1991
Designing Women
  • Shareholder in Ewing Oil
  • Shareholder in WestStar Oil
  • Owner of April Oil Co.

April Stevens Ewing is a fictional character that appeared in the popular American television series, Dallas, played by Sheree J. Wilson from 1986 to 1991.[1]


April Stevens married Jack Ewing and during their divorce hearing she is granted, by the judge, to be entitled to 50% of his future income.


April arrives in Dallas to secure her future and informs Jack that she is entitled to half of his ten percent of Ewing Oil. Out of spite, Jack sells his shares to his sister Jamie for one dollar and presents April with her half - fifty cents. When Jamie died, her ten percent went to her husband Cliff Barnes. J.R. schemes to get the ten percent back into the family and April agrees to help him, along with Jack. Meanwhile, WestStar Oil owner Jeremy Wendell wishes to obtain the ten percent and makes an offer to April to sell her future shares to him, which she agrees to do. When it goes to court, Jack explains that he sold his shares to Jamie to spite April so she would not benefit from him. The judge orders that April receives her five percent that she was originally entitled to. April then sells her shares to J.R. (double crossing Jeremy in the process) and finally becomes a wealthy woman. Jeremy realizes he has been double crossed by April and made to look a fool by J.R., so out for revenge, Jeremy has Ewing Oil and the Ewings investigated by the Justice Department and the company is dissolved. After Pamela Ewing is involved in a horrific car accident, April and Bobby Ewing slowly become closer and start a relationship.

Later, April marries Bobby Ewing but their union is cut short when she is kidnapped while on honeymoon with Bobby in Paris, she is subsequently shot and dies in Bobby's arms.



  • Curran, Barbara A. (2005). Dallas: The Complete Story of the World's Favorite Prime-Time Soap. Cumberland House Publishing. ISBN 978-1581824728. 

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