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This Day in Oscar History: May 15

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

  • 1894: Allen Davey (51 at death) {Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary;
    Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color) - 4 Noms, 1 Win}
  • 1907: Vittorio Nino Novarese (76 at death) {Oscar Winner: Costume Design,
    Costume Design (Color)
    ; Oscar Nominee: Costume Design, Costume Design (Black-and-White),
    Costume Design (Color)
    - 5 Noms, 2 Wins}
  • 1909: James Mason (75 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Lead Actor, Supporting Actor - 3 Noms,
    0 Wins
    }
  • 1912: Andre de Toth (90 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1915: Mario Monicelli (95) {Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay - 2 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 1926: Peter Shaffer (84) {Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay - 2 Noms, 1 Win}
  • 1952: Chazz Palminteri (58) {Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor - 1 Nom, 0 Wins} [Pictured]
  • 1954: Mark Vargo (56) {Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1963: Grant Heslov (47) {Oscar Nominee: Picture, Original Screenplay - 2 Noms, 0 Wins}

Died

  • 1952: Albert Basserman (84) {Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1963: John Meehan (60) {Oscar Winner: Art Direction (Black-and-White), Art Direction (Color) -
    3 Noms, 3 Wins}
  • 1989: Johnny Green (80) {Oscar Winner: Musical Score, One-Reel Short Film;
    Oscar Nominee: Adaptation or Treatment Score, Scoring, Musical Score, One-Reel Short Film -
    14 Noms, 5 Wins} [Pictured]
  • 1998: Linwood G. Dunn (93) {Oscar Winner: Gordon E. Sawyer Award, John A. Bonner Medal, Sci-Tech Award - Type I (Statuette), Sci-Tech Award - Type III (Certificate);
    Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects - 1 Nom, 4 Wins}
  • 2008: Alexander Courage (88) {Oscar Nominee: Adaptation or Treatment Score - 2 Noms,
    0 Wins
    } [Pictured]

Released

  • 1958: Gigi (New York City Release) {Best Picture, 1958}


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