On this day: February 5

POSTED: 10:36 PM PST Feb 04, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 04, 2016 

The U.S. military scores its first aerial victory, Reader's Digest is first published, Disney's "Peter Pan" premieres, and Manuel Noriega is indicted, all on this day.

OTD February 5 - Thelma Ritter
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20th Century Fox

1969: Actress Thelma Ritter, who received six Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress and is best known for her comedic roles as working class characters, dies of a heart attack at the age of 66 in New York City. Ritter received Oscar nominations for "All About Eve," "The Mating Season," "With a Song in My Heart," "Pickup on South Street," "Pillow Talk" and "Birdman of Alcatraz." She also had roles in movies such as "Miracle on 34th Street," "Rear Window," "The Misfits" and "How the West Was Won."


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