This Day in Oscar History: April 17 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Ceremonies

Born

1907: Ross Dowd (58 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1910: Ivan Goff (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1911: George Seaton (68 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Screenplay, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Adapted Screenplay, Screenplay
     Academy President #13: 1955-58, 3 terms

1914: George W. Davis (84 at death)

  {17 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1918: William Holden (63 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1918: Anne Shirley (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1925: John Kemeny (87 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1926: Joan Lorring (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Chuck Menville (52 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Yvonne Blake (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1951: Edward French (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

1954: Michael Sembello (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1957: Nick Hornby (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

1968: Adam McKay (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay

1985: Rooney Mara (34) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Supporting Actress

Died

1990: J. McMillan Johnson (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Visual Effects, Special Effects

1998: Linda McCartney (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

2010: Dede Allen (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

2016: Kit West (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

Released

1974: The House on Chelouche Street (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1973 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1975: Jacob, the Liar (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1976 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1997: Character (22) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1997 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

Oscar Ceremonies

1961: 33rd Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1960}

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