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This Day in Film History:
February 23


1935:

Walt Disney's cartoon The Band Concert is released. This is the first Mickey Mouse cartoon produced in color.

1939:

Spencer Tracy wins Best Actor for Captains Courageous at the Academy Awards, the first time an actor has won the Oscar in consecutive years.

1940:

Walt Disney's animated feature Pinocchio is released.

1951:

Starring Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr and Peter Ustinov, MGM's Quo Vadis opens. The film sets the record for the greatest number of costumes used, with 32,000.
Source: The AFI Desk Reference

1965:

A heart attack takes Stan Laurel in Santa Monica.





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