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This Day in Film History:
September 18


1905:

Actress-recluse Greta Garbo is born Greta Lovisa Gustafson in Stockholm, Sweden.

1932:

Actress Peg Entwistle hurls herself from the 50-foot tall H of the Hollywood sign. She dies on impact.

1963:

Shirley Jackson's novel is brought to the big screen as The Haunting debuts. The film finished near the top of BOP's 50 Favorite Horror Films

1998:

The Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker film Rush Hour opens. Setting the mark for September openings, the New Line offering takes in $33 million from 2,638 screens. Reese Witherspoon's Sweet Home Alabama narrowly takes the honor away four years later.





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