This Day in Oscar History: April 24 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released


Born

1907: Gabriel Figueroa (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1909: Bernhard Grzimek (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1920: Ugo Pirro (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay

1927: Pasqualino De Santis (69 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1934: Shirley MacLaine (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Documentary Feature
     Academy Awards Host: 47th-Co | 1 time

1942: Barbra Streisand (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actress, Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actress, Original Song

1955: Michael O’Keefe (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1957: Clif Magness (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1964: Djimon Hounsou (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1965: Louise Dresser (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1971: Lennie Hayton (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Musical Score
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score

Released

1941: Penny Serenade (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Cary Grant)

1941: The Flame of New Orleans (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1942: One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Special Effects

1944: Double Indemnity (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Billy Wilder), Actress (Barbara Stanwyck), Screenplay, Dramatic/Comedy Score, Black-and-White Cinematography, Sound Recording

1947: The Egg and I (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1947 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Marjorie Main)

1958: Marjorie Morningstar (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1958 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“A Very Precious Love”)

2009: Il Divo (11) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2009 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

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