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This Day in Oscar History: October 6 (2012)

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.



Born

1898: Mitchell Leisen (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction

1901: Ted J. Kent (84 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1904: Folmar Blangsted (77 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1906: Janet Gaynor (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Lead Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Lead Actress

1908: Carole Lombard (33 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1909: Robert Carson (73 at death)

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

1914: Thor Heyerdahl (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1939: Anthea Sylbert (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1963: Elisabeth Shue (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1947: Samuel Hoffenstein (56)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation, Screenplay, Scoring

1985: Nelson Riddle (64)

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song or Adaptation Score
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score, Adaptation or Treatment Score, Original Song or Adaptation Score

1989: Bette Davis (81)

  {10 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Lead Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Lead Actress
     Academy President #9: 1941, 1 term (resigned)

1990: James E. Newcom (85)

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1992: Denholm Elliott (70)

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

1993: Arthur Jacobson (91)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Director

2000: Richard Farnsworth (80)

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

2011: Diane Cilento (78)

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

Released

1949: The Heiress [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (National Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1949}

1963: Tom Jones [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (New York City Release -- LA on 10.24.1963) {Best Picture Winner, 1963}

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