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This Day in Oscar History: August 9 (2012)

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.



Born

1905: Leo Genn (72 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1906: Hugh Prince (53 at death)

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

1906: Robert L. Surtees (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {16 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1913: John Ferno (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1924: Robert B. Radnitz (85 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1927: Robert Shaw (51 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Stuart Wurtzel (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction

1957: Melanie Griffith (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1985: Anna Kendrick (27) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1975: Dimitri Shostakovich (68)

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

2002: Peter Matz (73)

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

2004: David Raksin (92)

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

Released

1938: Four Daughters [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (National Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1938}

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