This Day in Oscar History: April 4 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Ceremonies

Born

1888: Harry Oliver (85 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1896: Robert E. Sherwood (59 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1908: Sydney Boehm (82 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1909: Frank Hotaling (68 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1910: Arthur B. Krim (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

1914: Marguerite Duras (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1920: Eric Rohmer (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1922: Elmer Bernstein (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {14 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score, Drama/Comedy Score, Substantially Original Score, Original Song or Adaptation Score, Adaptation or Treatment Score

1932: Anthony Perkins (60 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1935: Trevor Griffiths (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1945: Gail Dolgin (65 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short

1950: Christine Lahti (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Live Action Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress, Live Action Short Film

1958: Alison Snowden (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

1965: Robert Downey Jr. (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1979: Heath Ledger (28 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor

Died

1981: Fred Glickman (77)

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

1983: Gloria Swanson (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1985: Mildred Cram (95)

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

2004: John D. Goodell (94)

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

2004: Ralph Kemplen (91)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

Released

1940: The Dark Command (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1946: The Green Years (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1946 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Charles Coburn), Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1951: Tales of Hoffmann (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1951 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Costume Design (Color)

1952: With a Song in My Heart (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Score of a Musical
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Susan Hayward), Supporting Actress (Thelma Ritter), Score of a Musical, Costume Design (Color), Sound Recording

1963: Bye Bye Birdie (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1963 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation or Treatment Score, Sound

1966: Morgan! (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1966 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Vanessa Redgrave), Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1976: All the President’s Men (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 4 Wins @ 1976 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Jason Robards), Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Alan J. Pakula), Supporting Actor (Jason Robards), Supporting Actress (Jane Alexander), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound

1979: The Champ (40) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1979 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score

2014: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (5) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2014 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

Oscar Ceremonies

1960: 32nd Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1959}

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