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This Day in Film History:
December 8


DW Griffith's Mrs. Jones Entertains debuts. Mary Pickford makes her screen debut at age 16.


Lee J. Cobb is born Leo Jacoby in New York City.


Lewis Selznick and Saul Rogers offer Will Hays the presidency of the Motion Pictures Produers and Distributors of America. Previously a figure in the Harding presidential campaign, Hays goes on to become the main figure in motion picture production oversight and censoring.
Source: Censored Hollywood


The Candy Man and star of such Rat Pack flicks as Ocean's 11and Robin and the Seven Hoods, Sammy Davis, Jr., is born in Harlem, New York.


The Hell's Angels, acting as additional security for the Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in California, kill a concertgoer. The event is filmed for the movie Gimme Shelter.

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