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This Day in Film History:
June 26


1943:

MGM's cartoon Yankee Doodle Mouse, starring Tom & Jerry and directed by Hanna & Barbera, is released. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, the first of six Oscars for Tom & Jerry cartoons.

1959:

Darby O'Gill and the Little People opens. Sean Connery's appearance in the film leads to him landing the role of James Bond in Dr. No.

1974:

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton divorce for the first time.





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