This Day in Oscar History: July 6 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1883: Ralph Morgan (72 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary

1898: Hanns Eisler (64 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1911: Rudi Fehr (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1912: Milton Sperling (76 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1915: Eric Orbom (43 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1923: Joseph Strick (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Short
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Documentary Short

1927: Janet Leigh (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1937: Ned Beatty (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1939: Gretchen Rau (66 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1944: Claude-Michel Schönberg (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1946: Sylvester Stallone (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay

1951: Geoffrey Rush (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1962: Peter Hedges (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1964: John Ottman (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Film Editing

1977: Bradford Young (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

Died

1950: Guy Gilpatric (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1970: Marjorie Rambeau (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1972: Brandon De Wilde (30) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1980: Frank Cordell (62)

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

Released

1929: The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1928/29 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Writing

1938: The Young in Heart (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1938 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring, Original Score, Cinematography

1972: Butterflies Are Free (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1972 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Eileen Heckart)
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Eileen Heckart), Cinematography, Sound

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