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This Day in Film History:
September 29


1907:

The Singing Cowboy Gene Autry is born Orvon Gene Autry in Tioga Springs, Texas.

1915:

Actress Ingrid Bergman, winner of two Best Actress Oscars (Gaslight and Anastasia) and mother of actress Isabella Rosellini. is born in Stockholm, Sweden. Most well-known for her lead role in Casablanca, she also won a Supporting Actress Oscar for Murder on the Orient Express.

1930:

Director Tod Browning begins filming Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi.
Source: Universal Horrors

1948:

Sir Laurence Olivier's Hamlet premieres in New York. This film eventually brings his only Oscar win (ten nominations).

1979:

Isabella Rossellini and Martin Scorsese marry in Rome. The couple subsequently divorces in 1983.

1997:

The Mill Valley Film Festival premieres An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn. In a great stroke of irony, Arthur Hiller wishes to have his name removed from the film. Already titled as such, An Alan Smithee Film thus actually becomes an Alan Smithee film.





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