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This Day in Oscar History: August 4 (2012)

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.



Born

1897: Walter Oberst (55 at death)

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

1907: Altina Carey (92 at death)

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

1912: David Raksin (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score

1914: Paul de Roubaix (98)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Live Action Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature, Live Action Short Film

1955: Billy Bob Thornton (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay

Died

1965: Franklin B. Hansen (65)

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1981: Melvyn Douglas (80)

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

1982: Richard de Rochemont (78)

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

Released

1995: Babe [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Wide Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1995}

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