This Day in Oscar History: April 5 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Ceremonies

Born

1897: Arthur Hilton (82 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1900: Spencer Tracy (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1901: Melvyn Douglas (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor

1904: Richard H. Riedel (55 at death)

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

1908: Bette Davis (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Actress
     Academy President #9: 1941, 1 term (resigned)

1909: Albert R. Broccoli (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Irving G. Thalberg Award

1911: Erich Kaestner (93 at death)

  {0 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Gordon E. Sawyer Award, Sci-Tech Award – Type I (Statuette), Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Plaque)

1913: Clave (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1916: Gregory Peck (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Oscar Nominee: Actor
     Academy President #19: 1967-70, 3 terms

1923: Michael V. Gazzo (71 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1926: Roger Corman (93) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary

1929: Nigel Hawthorne (72 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1961: Andrea Arnold (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Live Action Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Live Action Short Film

1970: Slawomir Fabicki (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1973: Pharrell Williams (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Original Song

1975: Jordan Houston (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

2018: Isao Takahata (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1946: Vincent Youmans (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1949: Leo Erdody (60)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score

1972: Brian Donlevy (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1976: Robert Lord (75)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Story
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story

1996: Norman Rockett (84)

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

2008: Charlton Heston (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Oscar Nominee: Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 45th-Co | 1 time

2008: Alex Grasshoff (79)

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

Released

1940: One Million B.C. (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Special Effects

1941: The Great Lie (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Mary Astor)
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Mary Astor)

1945: Earl Carroll Vanities (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Endlessly”)

1951: Teresa (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1951 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1976: Face to Face (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1976 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Ingmar Bergman), Actress (Liv Ullmann)

1978: Pretty Baby (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1978 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation Score

Oscar Ceremonies

1965: 37th Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1964}

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