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This Day in Oscar History: August 7 (2012)

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.



Born

1884: Billie Burke (85 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1901: Ann Harding (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1909: Ben Maddow (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1909: Joseph Newman (96 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Director

1911: Nicholas Ray (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1914: Ted Moore (72 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1928: David Blewitt (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1975: Charlize Theron (37) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Lead Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Lead Actress

Died

1969: Mahlon Merrick (69)

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

1985: Grayson Hall (62)

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

Released

1941: Here Comes Mr. Jordan [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (National Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1941}

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