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This Day in Oscar History: February 27

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

  • 1892: William Demarest (91 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1898: Roger Heman (71 at death) {Oscar Winner: Special Effects - 5 Noms, 1 Win}
  • 1901: Elizabeth Hill (77 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Screenplay - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1901: Robert Usher (89 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Art Direction (Black-and-White) -
    3 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 1902: John Steinbeck (66 at death) [Pictured] {Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay,
    Motion Picture Story
    - 3 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 1905: Franchot Tone (63 at death) [Pictured] {Oscar Nominee: Lead Actor - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1913: Irwin Shaw (71 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Screenplay - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1923: Dexter Gordon (67 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Lead Actor - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1930: Peter Stone (73 at death) {Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay - 1 Nom, 1 Win}
  • 1930: Joanne Woodward (81) [Pictured] {Oscar Winner: Lead Actress - 4 Noms, 1 Win}
  • 1932: Elizabeth Taylor (79) [Pictured] {Oscar Winner: Lead Actress,
    Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
    ; Oscar Nominee: Lead Actress - 5 Noms, 3 Wins}
  • 1936: Fred Haines (72 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1945: Brasse Brännström (66) {Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1947: Roger Pratt (64) {Oscar Nominee: Cinematography - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1961: Michaela Pavlátová (50) {Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}

Died

  • 1964: Paul F. Heard (51) {Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1964: Orry-Kelly (66) {Oscar Winner: Costume Design, Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color) - 4 Noms, 3 Wins}
  • 1979: John Seitz (86) {Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color) - 7 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 1988: Gene de Paul (68) {Oscar Nominee: Song - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1991: Leo Katcher (79) {Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1993: Lillian Gish (99) {Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary; Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress -
    1 Nom, 1 Win}
  • 2000: George Duning (92) {Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score -
    5 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 2001: Ralf D. Bode (59) {Oscar Nominee: Cinematography - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}

Released

  • 1940: The Grapes of Wrath (Los Angeles Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1940}

Ceremonies

  • 1935: The 7th Annual Academy Awards (Presentation Ceremony)
    {for the films of 1934}
  • 1941: The 13th Annual Academy Awards (Presentation Ceremony)
    {for the films of 1940}
  • 1946: The 18th Annual Academy Awards (Nominations Announcement)
    {for the films of 1945}
  • 1961: The 33rd Annual Academy Awards (Nominations Announcement)
    {for the films of 1960}
  • 2005: The 77th Annual Academy Awards (Presentation Ceremony)
    {for the films of 2004}





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