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This Day in Oscar History: November 23

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

  • 1913: Samuel E. Beetley (74 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Editing - 2 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 1925: Johnny Mandel (85) [Pictured] {Oscar Winner: Song - 2 Noms, 1 Win}
  • 1928: Pierre Etaix (82) {Oscar Winner: Live Action Short Film - 1 Nom, 1 Win}
  • 1934: Robert Towne (76) [Pictured] {Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay;
    Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay - 4 Noms, 1 Win}
  • 1939: Barry Spikings (71) {Oscar Winner: Picture - 1 Nom, 1 Win}
  • 1944: James Toback (66) [Pictured] {Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}

Died

  • 1973: Sessue Hayakawa (84) {Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1979: Merle Oberon (68) {Oscar Nominee: Lead Actress - 1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1994: Irwin Kostal (83) {Oscar Winner: Musical Score, Adaptation or Treatment Score;
    Oscar Nominee: Original Song or Adaptation Score, Musical Score, Adaptation or Treatment Score - 5 Noms, 2 Wins}
  • 1995: Louis Malle (63) {Oscar Nominee: Directing, Original Screenplay - 3 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 2006: Betty Comden (91) {Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay - 2 Noms, 0 Wins}

Released

  • 1929: Hollywood Revue (Wide Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1928/29}
  • 1935: The Story of Louis Pasteur (Premiere) {Best Picture Nominee, 1936}
  • 1940: The Letter (National Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1940}
  • 1983: Terms of Endearment (Limited Release) {Best Picture Winner, 1983}
  • 2001: In the Bedroom (NY/LA Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 2001}



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