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THE FIRST ACADEMY AWARDS WAS IN 1929

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The first Academy Awards ceremony was held in Hollywood on May 16, 1929
with a mere 270 guests. The name Oscar would not used for another few
years. Emil Jannings was the first Best Actor and Janet Gaynor Best Actress.

The first 12 winners (and the 20 films that were given an honorary scroll of commendation) had already been revealed in the Los Angeles Times three
months earlier.

The inaugural awards were the only time in Academy history that the
ceremony wasn’t broadcast in some way; even a year later it was covered
live on radio.

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Emil Jannings with his Best Actor statuette.

Douglas Fairbanks presents Janet Gaynor with the first Academy Award for Best Actress, for her work in Seventh Heaven   
Douglas Fairbanks presents Janet Gaynor with the
first Academy Award for Best Actress, for her work
in Seventh Heaven.

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William C Demille, President Of The Academy Of Motion Picture
Arts And Sciences hands an Oscar to Mary Pickford (with Warner
Baxter and Hans Kraly looking on) at the first ceremony in 1929.

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FAMOUS ACTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1901

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William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960)


Leading man Clark Gable was nominated for the Academy Award for Best
actor for his portrayal of Rhett Butler in
Gone with the Wind (1939). He
gained additional
acclaim for his roles in The Misfits (1961), Mutiny on
the Bounty
(1935), and Manhattan Melodrama (1934). His last film was
The Misfits, which was also
Marilyn Monroe‘s last film. Gable worked
at an Ohio tire company after dropping out of school at age 16.

Clark Gable entered the U.S. Army Air Forces where was awarded military
honors for service, they are: the
Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal,
American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign
Medal
, and World War II Victory Medal. He was a qualified aerial gunner
having received his
wings upon completion of flexible gunnery school
at Tyndall field. Gable held the rank of Major when discharged in 1944.

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DOLLY PARTON 74 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Dolly Rebecca Parton

Country singer Dolly Parton released twenty-six #1 Billboard hits,
including "Jolene," "Coat of Many Colors," and "9 to 5." She grew
up alongside eleven brothers and sisters in a one-room cabin in
Appalachia,
Tennessee and learned to sing at church. Dolly Parton
received the nickname The Queen of Country Music after releasing
more #1 hits than any other country singer in U.S. history.

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In 2018, Dolly Parton added two more honors to her already-
illustrious, decades-long career as she was recognized by
Guinness World Records.

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ACTOR RON LEIBMAN HAS DIED AT 82

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Ronald Leibman (October 11, 1937 – December 6, 2019)

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater
and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award
for Tony Kushner’s iconic play ”Ängels in America," died Friday after an 
illness. A friend, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the cause was
complications of pneumonia.

Ron Leibman dead at 82 – Emmy-winning actor who played Rachel Green’s dad on Friends passes away – The Sun
Ron Leibman as Dr. Leonard Green in the NBC sitcom Friends.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Jodie Foster in "Courtship of Eddie’s Father”, 1969.

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Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is 57 today.

Actress, director, and producer Jodie Foster has received
two
Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards,
two
Golden Globe Awards, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award
along with a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for
her work as a director.

Foster began her professional career as a child model when
she was three years old, and she made her acting debut in
1968 in the television sitcom Mayberry R.F.D. In the late
1960s and early 1970s (below).

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Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver (1976).
Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver (1976).

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Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in
The Silence of the Lambs (1991).


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October 14, 1991

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