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This Day in Film History:
June 11


1933:

Jerome Silberman, later known as the Waco Kid...no, wait, Frederick Frankenstein...no, sorry, Gene Wilder, is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1969:

Paramount releases True Grit. John Wayne eventually wins his only Best Actor Oscar for his work in the film.

1979:

Cancer does in American film icon Marion Michael Morrison, aka John Wayne, in California.

1982:

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial debuts.

1993:

Jurassic Park opens. The DTS sound system makes its debut. For more on landmarks in film sound technology, read Jason Dean's article Here.





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