This Day in Oscar History: May 21

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

  • 1898: Glen MacWilliams (85 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)
    1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1904: Robert Montgomery (77 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Lead Actor2 Noms, 0 Wins} [Pictured]
  • 1907: James G. Stewart (89 at death) {Oscar Winner: Special Effects4 Noms, 1 Win}
  • 1911: John Paxton (73 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Screenplay1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1914: John Hubley (62 at death) {Oscar Winner: Animated Short Film7 Noms, 3 Wins} [Pictured]
  • 1916: Herman Blumenthal (69 at death) {Oscar Winner: Art Direction, Art Direction (Color);
    Oscar Nominee: Art Direction, Art Direction (Color)3 Noms, 2 Wins}
  • 1916: Joseph Janni (78 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Picture1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1917: Orville H. Hampton (80 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1924: Peggy Cass (74 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress1 Nom, 0 Wins} [Pictured]
  • 1936: Joe Alves (74) {Oscar Nominee: Art Direction1 Nom, 0 Wins}

Died

  • 1952: John Garfield (39) {Oscar Nominee: Lead Actor, Supporting Actor2 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 1980: Ida Kaminska (80) {Oscar Nominee: Lead Actress1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1984: Andrea Leeds (69) {Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 2000: John Gielgud (96) {Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor2 Noms, 1 Win}


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