This Day in Oscar History: March 19 (2017)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1897: Betty Compson (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1897: Edmund Reek (74 at death)

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Short, One-Reel Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short, One-Reel Short Film

1901: Jo Mielziner (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1923: Giuseppe Rotunno (94) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1933: Renee Taylor (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1933: Richard Williams (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects, Animated Short Film, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects, Animated Short Film

1937: Gil Friesen (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1947: Glenn Close (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Supporting Actress

1951: Bob Gardiner (54 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

1952: Harvey Weinstein (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1960: Sonya Levien (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Story and Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation, Story and Screenplay

1972: Albert Mannheimer (59)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1980: Millen Brand (74)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

2008: Arthur C. Clarke (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2008: Paul Scofield (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1931: The Front Page (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1930/31 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Director (Lewis Milestone), Actor (Adolphe Menjou)

Oscar Ceremonies

1953: 25th Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1952}

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