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This Day in Oscar History: July 4

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.

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Born

1882: Louis B. Mayer (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1883: William Hedgecock (64 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1889: Joseph Ruttenberg (93 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1892: Russell A. Gausman (70 at death)

  {7 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction (Black-and-White), Art Direction (Color)

1897: Bobby Connolly (46 at death)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Dance Direction

1900: Guy Endore (69 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1902: George Murphy (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1905: Daniel J. Bloomberg (79 at death)

  {8 Noms, 5 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary, Sci-Tech Award - Type III (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing, Special Effects

1906: William Edmondson (91 at death)

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

1909: Robert Burks (58 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1910: Gloria Stuart (100 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1914: Mary Wills (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design, Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)

1919: Age (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1924: Eva Marie Saint (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1927: Neil Simon (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay

1934: Colin Welland (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1946: Ron Kovic (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1963: Matthew Malley (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1973: Eric Hatch (71)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1981: Stephen Bosustow (69)

  {14 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short, Animated Short Film

1993: Anne Shirley (75)

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

2002: Ivan Moffat (84)

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

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