Monday, April 17, 1961: The Oscars

At the 33rd Academy Awards, "The Apartment" wins best picture, while Burt Lancaster wins best actor for "Elmer Gantry" and Elizabeth Taylor wins best actress for "Butterfield 8." Hollywood legend has it that Taylor's victory was a sympathy vote, the actress having recently recovered from pneumonia and an emergency tracheotomy.

(Blog posts from 1960 movies include "The Apartment," "Elmer Gantry," "Psycho" and "Where the Boys Are." Click on "movies" label.)

* Summary and winners (from Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences): @
* Excerpt from "Liz: An Intimate Biography of Elizabeth Taylor" (book by C. David Heymann): @

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