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This Day in Oscar History: September 26 (2012)

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.



Born

1877: Edmund Gwenn (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor

1898: George Gershwin (35 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1904: Claude Carpenter (71 at death)

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

1917: Ted Haworth (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction, Art Direction (Black-and-White), Art Direction (Color)

1929: Edmond A. Levy (69 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Short
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short

1942: Michael Weller (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1944: Edwin Burke (55)

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

1948: Gregg Toland (44)

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1969: Howard J. Lydecker (58)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1971: Edward Ward (71)

  {7 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Drama Score, Musical Score

1972: Robert Emmett Dolan (66)

  {8 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score

1973: Anna Magnani (65)

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

1979: Arthur Hunnicutt (69)

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

1985: Frank Bracht (75)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1987: Edgar Anstey (80)

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Live Action Short Film
     Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Live Action Short Film

1997: Dorothy Kingsley (87)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

2001: Hannes Nikel (70)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

2008: Paul Newman (83)

  {10 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Lead Actor, Special/Honorary, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor

2010: Gloria Stuart (100)

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

Released

1931: Five Star Final [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Wide Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1931/32}

2006: The Departed [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (New York City Release -- Wide on 10.6.2006) {Best Picture Winner, 2006}

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