the Academy Awards were held - it was the first time the program was broadcast on TV. Winners included Shirley Booth (shown here) for Best Actress, Gary Cooper - Best Actor and John Ford won Best Director for The Quite Man.
Vintage photos show classic Hollywood stars at the Oscars
Rodney Stephen "Rod" Steiger (April 1925 – July was an Academy Award-winning American actor. Steiger appeared in over 100 motion pictures.Steiger died of pneumonia and complications from surgery for a gall bladder tumor on July 2002
1940 - Vivien Leigh shows her Oscar for Best Actress in Gone with the Wind. The Academy Awards was held on February 1940 at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Gone with the Wind received the most nominations with thirteen, winning ten of them.