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This Day in Film History:
April 17


1918:

Oscar-winner William Holden (Stalag 17) is born William Franklin Beedle, Jr. in O'Fallon, Illinois.

1924:

The Louis B. Mayer Company merges with Metro Pictures and Goldwyn Pictures to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the famed MGM studio.
Source: The Lion's Share

1961:

Billy Wilder's The Apartment wins five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director and writing.

1977:

Woody Allen's Annie Hall debuts in Sweden. Winner of four major oscars, Annie Hall is released in the US three days later.





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