Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Did You Know in April & May


April 1st 1930 "The Blue Angel" starring Marlene Dietrich in her breakthrough role premiered in Germany
April 9th 1932 Cheeta, chimpanzee actor, is born
April 19th 1934  Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up & Cheer"
April 4th 1960 32nd Academy Awards: "Ben-Hur", Charlton Heston & Simone Signoret win
April 14th 1969 Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand win Oscar for best actress (1st ever tie for best actress)
May 20th 1908 James Stewart actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life), born in Indiana, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
May 8th 1912 Film and television production/distribution studio Paramount Pictures is founded
May 20th 1926 Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies
May 25th 1969 Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating directed by John Schlesinger and starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman (Best Picture 1970)
May 13th 1970 Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres

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