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This Day in Film History:
April 16


1889:

The Little Tramp, Charlie Chaplin, is born in Walworth, London.

1921:

Sir Peter Ustinov, winner of two Academy Awards for his supporting roles in Spartacus and Topkapi, is born in London.

1979:

Notorious flop Heaven's Gate begins production in Montana.

1991:

Legendary director David Lean dies of cancer in London. Lean was preparing a film version of Joseph Conrad's novel Nostromo. Production shuts down with Lean's death.





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