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This Day in Film History:
August 16


1949:

Author of Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell dies in a car accident in Atlanta, Georgia.

1950:

Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee both make their screen debuts in No Way Out.

1956:

Bela Lugosi dies four days into shooting the infamous Plan 9 From Outer Space. Filming continued, with the chiropractor of director Ed Wood's wife standing in for Lugosi for the remainder of the shoot.

1985:

The paparazzi goes wild as Sean Penn and Madonna marry. They divorce in 1989.





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