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This Day in Oscar History: April 12

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.




Born

1917: Reg Allen (71 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction

1927: Alvin Sargent (85) [Pictured]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

1940: Herbie Hancock (72) [Pictured]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score

1956: Andy Garcia (56) [Pictured]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor

1965: Konstantin Bronzit (47) [Pictured]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

1994: Saoirse Ronan (18) [Pictured]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

Died

1959: James Gleason (73)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor

1970: Victor Trivas (73)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1970: Valles (83)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Color)

1973: Arthur Freed (78)

  {3 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Special/Honorary, Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Original Song
     Academy President #18: 1963-67, 4 terms

1985: Morrie Roizman (72)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short

1988: Sheridan Gibney (84)

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Story, Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story, Screenplay

1995: Philip H. Lathrop (82)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White)

2000: Carmen Dillon (91)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction (Black-and-White), Art Direction (Color)

2006: Louis L. Edemann (Unknown)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Effects/Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Effects/Editing

Released

1932: Grand Hotel [Pictured]

  (New York City Release -- Wide on 9.11.1932) {Best Picture Winner, 1931/32}

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