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This Day in Film History:
May 30


1896:

Director Howard Hawks is born in Goshen, Indiana. His films include To Have and Have Not, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday and Rio Bravo, among others.

1899:

Hollywood executive/pioneer Irving Thalberg is born in Brooklyn.

1908:

Warner Bros cartoon voice artist Mel Blanc is born in San Francisco, California.

1969:

Death of a Gunfighter opens in Finland. Real-life director Alan Smithee replaces original directors Don Siegel and Robert Totten. "Alan Smithee" later becomes a pseudonym for a director who wishes to have his name removed from a film.





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