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This Day in Film History:
April 4


1922:

Composer Elmer Bernstein is born this day in New York City. Bernstein has been nominated for 14 Academy Awards for his hundreds of scores, winning in 1967 for Thoroughly Modern Millie. His work includes the scores for The Man With the Golden Arm, The Magnificent Seven, Animal House, and Far From Heaven.

1923:

Sam, Jack, Harry and Abe Warner announce their new corporation, Warner Bros.
Source: Hollywood Be Thy Name

1932:

Anthony Perkins, Norman Bates himself, is born in New York City.

1958:

Cheryl Crane stabs Johnny Stompanato (aka Johnny Valentine) to death at Lana Turner's Beverly Hills mansion.

1960:

Ben-Hur becomes the first film to win more than ten Oscars, snaring 11 of its 12 nominations.





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