This Day in Oscar History: March 18 (2017)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

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Born

1891: Truman Talley (50 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short

1905: Robert Donat (53 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1915: Richard Condon (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1923: Fali Bilimoria (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1927: John Kander (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1931: John Mollo (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1937: Emi Wada (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1940: Mark Medoff (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1945: Susan Tyrrell (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1950: Brad Dourif (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1955: Damien Bona (56 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Author, Inside Oscar and other film books

1959: Irene Cara (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1960: Steve Kloves (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1970: Queen Latifah (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1956: Benjamin Glazer (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Adaptation, Original Story
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation, Original Story

1960: Richard H. Riedel (55)

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

1968: Harry Kurnitz (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1971: Leland Hayward (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1973: Malcolm Bert (70)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction (Color)

1974: William Lyon (71)

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1978: Peggy Wood (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2008: Anthony Minghella (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Adapted Screenplay

Released

1959: The Diary of Anne Frank (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1959 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Shelley Winters), Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Director (George Stevens), Supporting Actor (Ed Wynn), Supporting Actress (Shelley Winters), Dramatic/Comedy Score, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction, Black-and-White Costume Design

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