In History – Heath Ledger’s last film premiers 6 months after his death
TODAY IN HISTORY - July 14th:
2008 - "The Dark Knight" directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, premieres in New York.Ledger died on January 22, 2008 from an accidental intoxication from prescription drugs. A few months before his death, Ledger had finished filming his performance as "The Joker" in "The Dark Knight". His death occurred during editing. His untimely death cast a shadow over the promotion of the $185 million production. Ledger received numerous posthumous accolades for his critically acclaimed performance in the film, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:
1910 - William Hanna, Melrose New Mexico, animator (Hanna-Barbera- Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo), (d. 2001)
1913 - Gerald R Ford, [Leslie King], 41st US VP (1973-74)/38th US President (R-1974-77), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2006)
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