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Friday, March 18, 2011

Did you know what entertainer one 3 Academy Awards in one night?

Did you know what entertainer has won 3 Academy Awards in one night?

Only 2 Artist in history have won multiple academy awards, that would be...

The first was Billy Wilder was, he  an Austria/Hungarian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films.

Did you know that Wilder was regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age?

Did you know that Wilder is one of only five people who have won Academy Awards as producer, director, and writer for the same film (The Apartment)?

2 June 1906 – 27 March 2002)

1960Best Motion PictureThe ApartmentWon
Best DirectorWon
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay
Written Directly for the Screen

The second person win was Marvin Hamlisch made movie history in 1974 when he became the first individual ever to win three Academy Awards in one night (for his scoring and writing songs for "The Way We Were," and for adapting Scott Joplin's ragtime music for "The Sting").

  • 1973 Winner, Best Original Dramatic Score - The Way We Were

  • 1973 Winner, Best Original Song Score and/or Adaptation - The Sting

  • 1973 Winner, Best Original Song - "The Way We Were" from The Way We Were

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