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This Day in Film History:
September 29


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


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.


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


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


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


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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