#BOTD 1953 – 2015 James Horner, 61, (Plane Crash), US composer.

OscarNom: Aliens (1987) * Glory (Golden Globe nom) * Somewhere Out There (American Tail) * Field of Dreams * Apollo 13 * Braveheart * Titanic (and Song - Oscar) * Beautiful Mind * House of Sand + Fog * Avatar (2009)
#BOTD 1953 – James Horner, US composer. (d. 2015)

A white officer, Robert Shaw, faces opposition from his fellow officers, and ire from enemy soldiers for leading a battalion of black soldiers of 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in Civil War.

Glory (1989 Golden Globe nom)
#BOTD 1953 – James Horner, Aged 61, (Plane Crash), US composer. (d. 2015)

Other Films: The Lady in Red (1979) * The Dresser * Gorky Park * Cocoon 1/2 * The Name of the Rose * Hocus Pocus * The Perfect Storm * Enemy at the Gates * Troy * Apocalypto * Magnificent Seven (2016)
#BOTD 1953 – 2015 James Horner, US composer.

Glory (1989 Golden Globe nominated) Accused of 'musical borrowing) Battle scenes included Wagner and Orff.

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#OTD 1956 – Bertolt Brecht, Aged 58, German poet, playwright, director. (b. 1898)

He moved to US to escape Nazis, wrote one Hollywood screenplay (Fritz Lang, Hangmen Also Die 1943), came under investigation by HUAC, testified, then left for East Germany, before being deported.
#OTD 1956 – Bertolt Brecht, 58, German poet, playwright. (b. 1898)

Life of Galileo * Mother Courage + Her Children * Good Person of Szechwan * Caucasian Chalk Circle * Mr Puntila + his Man Matti * Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

(1929 based John Gay's Beggar's [Threepenny] Opera)
"Brecht’s testimony is legendary. Asked did he write “Forward We’ve Not Forgotten” (from his play Decision), read in English translation, he responds, “No, I wrote a German poem, but that is very different from this thing,” provoking laughter in audience."
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#BOTD 1899 – 1980 #AlfredHitchcock, Aged 80, English-US filmmaker

His job in advertising, as copy writer and as designer, he said later, was his "first step toward cinema." He read that Paramount's Famous Players-Lasky, was opening a studio in London, and in 1919, he was hired.
#BOTD 1899 – 1980 #AlfredHitchcock, English-US filmmaker.

Directorial debut: Always Tell Your Wife (1923) Pleasure Garden (1925) Mountain Eagle (1926) * The Ring * Downhill (1927) Farmer's Wife * Easy Virtue * Champagne (1928) Manxman (1929)

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#BOTD 1899 – 1980 #AlfredHitchcock, English-US filmmaker.

Blackmail * Juno and Paycock * Murder! * Skin Game * Mary * Rich and Strange * Number Seventeen * Waltzes from Vienna * Man Who Knew Too Much * Secret Agent * Sabotage * Young and Innocent * Lady Vanishes * Jamaica Inn
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#BOTD 1931 – 2018 William Goldman, Age 90, US author, playwright, screenwriter.

Oscars screenplays Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid (1969) All the President's Men (1976) Screenplays: Masquerade (1965) Harper * Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid * The Hot Rock * Stepford Wives (1975) Image
#BOTD 1931 – 2018 William Goldman, Age 90, US author, playwright, screenwriter

Screenplays The Great Waldo Pepper * Marathon Man (his novel) All the President's Men * A Bridge Too Far * Magic (his novel) * Heat (his novel) * The Princess Bride (his novel) Misery * A Few Good Men ImageImage
#BOTD 1931 – 2018 William Goldman, US, author, screenwriter.

"Corky, a failed magician, adopts a new ventriloquist act with his caustic dummy, 'Fats'. He's a success and lined up for a TV show, but his anxiety over a medical cause him to flee to his old hometown."

Magic (1978)
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11 Aug
#OTD 2014 – Lauren Bacall, (b. Betty Perske), Aged 89, US model, actress, singer (b. 1924) Humphrey Bogart ​(m. 1945-57)​

To Have and Have Not (1944 age 19) * Confidential Agent * Two Guys from Milwaukee * The Big Sleep * Dark Passage * Key Largo * Young Man with a Horn Image
#OTD 2014 – Lauren Bacall, US actress, singer (b. 1924)

You don't have to say anything, you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle ...

... you know how to whistle, don't you Steve? You just put your lips together - and blow.

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#OTD 2014 – Lauren Bacall, Aged 89, US model, actress, and singer (b. 1924)

How to Marry a Millionaire * Woman's World * The Cobweb * Blood Alley * Written on Wind * Designing Woman * Gift of Love * North West Frontier * Shock Treatment * Sex and Single Girl * Harper ImageImage
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#OTD 2000 – Loretta Young, Aged 87, US actress (b. 1913)

She made her film debut in 1916, in Sweet Kitty Bellairs, age 3 years old. The Sheik (1921) Kismet (1930) Platinum Blonde * House of Rothschild * Clive of India * Call of the Wild * Suez * Story of Alexander Graham Bell Image
#OTD 2000 – Loretta Young, Aged 87, US actress (b. 1913)

Along Came Jones * The Stranger * The Farmer's Daughter (Oscar) * Rachel and Stranger * Bishop's Wife * Accused * Mother is a Freshman * Key to City * Cause for Alarm * It Happens Every Thursday (1953 final film, aged 40) ImageImage
#OTD 2000 – Loretta Young, US actress (b. 1913)

"A war crimes investigator (Edward G Robinson) tracks down a high-ranking SS fugitive (Orson Welles) who is hiding his identity as a teacher in Connecticut, about to marry the daughter of a Supreme Court Judge." The Stranger (1946)
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#OTD 1982 – Henry Fonda, Aged 77, US actor (b. 1905)

Film debut The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935) * Jezebel * Jesse James * Young Mr Lincoln * Drums Along Mohawk * The Grapes of Wrath * The Return of Frank James * The Lady Eve * The Ox-Bow Incident ImageImage
#OTD 1982 – Henry Fonda, Aged 77, US actor (b. 1905)

My Darling Clementine * The Long Night * The Fugitive * Daisy Kenyon * Fort Apache * Mister Roberts * War and Peace * #Hitchcock The Wrong Man * 12 Angry Men * Warlock * Advise and Consent * The Longest Day ImageImage
#OTD 1982 – Henry Fonda, US actor (b. 1905)

"He got a fair trial, didn't he? What do you think the trial cost? He's lucky he got it. You know what I mean? We're all grown-ups here. We heard the facts didn't we? You're not gonna tell me we're supposed to believe this kid." (1957)
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