This Day in Film History:
Oscar-winner William Holden (Stalag 17) is born William Franklin Beedle, Jr. in O'Fallon, Illinois.
The Louis B. Mayer Company merges with Metro Pictures and Goldwyn Pictures to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the famed MGM studio.
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Billy Wilder's The Apartment wins five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director and writing.
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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