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Today in World War II History—February 27, 1941

Winners of the Academy Awards, 27 February 1941: James Stewart (1948 publicity photo); Ginger Rogers (1937 publicity photo); John Ford, 1946 (all photos public domain via Wikipedia)

Winners of the Academy Awards, 27 February 1941: James Stewart (1948 publicity photo); Ginger Rogers (1937 publicity photo); John Ford, 1946 (all photos public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Feb. 27, 1941: The Academy Awards are held in the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles; for the first time, sealed envelopes are used to keep the winners secret.

  • Best movie of 1940—Rebecca
  • Best actor—James Stewart in Philadelphia Story
  • Best actress—Ginger Rogers in Kitty Foyle
  • Best director—John Ford for The Grapes of Wrath.

3 Responses to “Today in World War II History—February 27, 1941”

  1. Yeoman

    It occurs to me that I’ve only seen one of these films, The Grapes of Wrath, even though I’ve heard of all four. I’ll have to check out the other three.

  2. Steven J. Lucks Certified Lifestyle Medicine Wellness Coach WFPB/CNS

    I have seen all three – high quality movies – in the days when a boy took a girl out on a date.