Friday, March 27, 2009

Four '50s Oscar-Nominees Have Died

The '50s Oscar nominees still around are so few, and their number plummeted further with four back-to-back obits:

Tullio Pinelli (1908-2009), died March 7. Best Writing nominee: I Vitelloni (1953) and La Strada (1954), plus two '60s noms.

Betsy Blair (1923-2009), died March 13. Best Supporting Actress nominee: Marty (1955).

Millard Kaufman (1917-2009), died March 14. Best Writing nominee: Take the High Ground! (1953) and Bad Day at Black Rock (1955).

Jack Lawrence (1912-2009), died March 15. Best Song nominee for Susan Slept Here (1954)

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