This Day in Oscar History: April 7 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Born

Died

Released

Oscar Ceremonies

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Born

1900: Paul Lerpae (89 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1905: Herbert Spencer (87 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song Score, Original Song or Adaptation Score

1908: Percy Faith (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1912: Frank Phillips (82 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1912: Jack Lawrence (96 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1913: Anna Hill Johnstone (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1920: Ravi Shankar (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1921: Bill Butler (98) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1922: Karel Cerny (92 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1928: Alan J. Pakula (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1928: James Garner (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1935: Frederick J. Brown (68 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Effects/Editing

1939: Francis Ford Coppola (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {14 Noms, 6 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay

1944: Julia Phillips (57 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1946: Stan Winston (62 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Makeup, Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup, Visual Effects

1954: Jackie Chan (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1960: Sandy Powell (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {14 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1964: Russell Crowe (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1984: Ahmad Balshe (35) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1950: Walter Huston (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1981: Norman Taurog (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1987: John Livadary (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {17 Noms, 7 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing, Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Plaque), Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1993: Richard Schmiechen (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Feature
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

1993: Gladys Lehman (101)

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

2001: Beatrice Straight (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

2003: Cedric Francis (87)

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: One-Reel Short Film, Two-Reel Short Film

Released

1928: Speedy (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1927/28 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Comedy Directing (Ted Wilde)

1939: Wuthering Heights (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 1 Win @ 1939 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Black-and-White Cinematography
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (William Wyler), Actor (Laurence Olivier), Supporting Actress (Geraldine Fitzgerald), Screenplay, Original Score, Black-and-White Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design

1943: The More the Merrier (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Charles Coburn)
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (George Stevens), Actress (Jean Arthur), Supporting Actor (Charles Coburn), Screenplay, Original Motion Picture Story

1944: Up in Mabel’s Room (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score

1945: Brewster’s Millions (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score

1974: The Conversation (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1974 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Original Screenplay, Sound

1995: Don Juan DeMarco (24) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1995 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman”)

Oscar Ceremonies

1970: 42nd Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1969}

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