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This Day in Film History:
March 20


MGM's cartoon Dumb Hounded, directed by Tex Avery, is released. First appearance of Droopy.


Humphrey Bogart wins the Academy Award for Best Actor for The African Queen. It is the only time he'll ever win the prestigious trophy.


Spoiler for the movie Hoosiers (swipe below to read):
Tiny Milan High School defeats Muncie Central for the Indiana State basketball championship. Milan was the model for Hickory High School in the movie Hoosiers.
Courtesy: Indiana High School Athetic Association


Spike Lee is born Shelton Lee in Atlanta, Georgia.


Oscar winner Holly Hunter is born in Conyers, Georgia.


The Paul Verhoeven/Joe Eszterhas festering cauldron of controversy Basic Instinct opens on 1,567 screens.

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This Day in Film History had absolutely nothing to do with the production of the movie Holy Man.


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