This Day in Oscar History: November 12

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

  • 1891: Richard A. Whiting (46 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Song1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1892: Sol Polito (67 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)3 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 1903: Milo Lory (71 at death) {Oscar Winner: Special Effects2 Noms, 1 Win}
  • 1903: Jack Oakie (74 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1922: Kim Hunter (79 at death) [Pictured] {Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress1 Nom, 1 Win}
  • 1927: David Butler (78 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1929: Grace Kelly (52 at death) [Pictured] {Oscar Winner: Lead Actress, Supporting Actress
    2 Noms, 1 Win}
  • 1929: Peter Lamont (81) {Oscar Winner: Art Direction4 Noms, 1 Win}
  • 1945: Neil Young (65) {Oscar Nominee: Song1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1974: Anastasia Masaro (36) {Oscar Nominee: Art Direction1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1980: Ryan Gosling (30) [Pictured] {Oscar Nominee: Lead Actor1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1982: Anne Hathaway (28) [Pictured] {Oscar Nominee: Lead Actress1 Nom, 0 Wins}

Died

  • 1954: John Meehan (64) {Oscar Nominee: Writing, Screenplay2 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 1961: Russell Lewis (53) {Oscar Nominee: Dance Direction1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1970: Fay Babcock (75) {Oscar Nominee: Art Direction (Black-and-White), Art Direction (Color)
    2 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 1990: Eve Arden (82) {Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress1 Nom, 0 Wins}

Released

  • 1993: The Piano (Wide Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1993}
  • 1996: The English Patient (New York City Release) {Best Picture Winner, 1996}
  • 2004: Finding Neverland (Limited Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 2004}
  • 2008: Slumdog Millionaire (Limited Release) {Best Picture Winner, 2008}



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