This Day in Oscar History: May 26 (2018)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1886: Chandler Sprague (69 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1890: Sammy Lee (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1891: Paul Lukas (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1905: Burnett Guffey (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1907: John Wayne (72 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor

1908: Robert Morley (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1911: Henry Ephron (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1912: William Ludwig (86 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Story and Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1918: John Dall (52 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1919: Gordon K. McCallum (70 at death)

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1919: Calvin Jackson (66 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation or Treatment Score

1920: Peggy Lee (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1935: David H. DePatie (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1946: Nicola Piovani (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Drama Score
     Oscar Nominee: Drama Score

1965: Kami Asgar (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1966: Helena Bonham Carter (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1973: Adam Pesapane (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

Died

1932: Joseph Jackson (37)

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

1944: Darrell Ware (37)

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

1958: Ray June (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1968: Joe MacDonald (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1980: Franz Bachelin (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1980: Haldane Douglas (87)

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

1982: Beirne Lay Jr. (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1985: Harold Hecht (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1991: Eugene Lourie (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1995: Friz Freleng (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2000: William McCaughey (70)

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

2000: Samuel Taylor (87)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

2005: Eddie Albert (99) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor

2008: Sydney Pollack (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing

2008: Earle H. Hagen (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score

Released

1939: Captain Fury (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1939 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1943: Five Graves to Cairo (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1949: Tulsa (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1949 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1955: Love Me or Leave Me (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win @ 1955 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Motion Picture Story
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (James Cagney), Screenplay, Motion Picture Story, Original Song (“I’ll Never Stop Loving You”), Score of a Musical, Sound Recording

2011: Kung Fu Panda 2 (7) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2011 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature

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