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Film History Lesson– February 20th

By Jordan Peterson | @movieminreviews

On February 20th in film history…

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1927– Sir Sidney Poitier is born. Poitier is the first black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. He did so in 1964 for his role in Lilies of the Field.

 

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1952– John Huston’s African Queen hit theaters. The film, based on C.S. Forester’s novel of the same name, starred Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. It garnered Bogart his first and only Academy Award for Best Actor.

 

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1998– U.S. box office hits quickest $1 billion for the year (in just 51 days)

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