On this day: March 5

POSTED: 10:05 AM PST Mar 01, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Mar 04, 2016 

The Boston Massacre riles up American colonists, Che strikes a famous pose, Elvis is discharged, a plane crash kills Patsy Cline, and John Belushi overdoses, all on this day.

OTD March 5 - Herman J Mankiewicz
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1953: Filmmaker Herman J. Mankiewicz, who won an Oscar as the co-writer of "Citizen Kane" with Orson Welles, dies of kidney failure at age 55 in Hollywood, California. Often asked to fix the screenplays of other writers, with much of his work uncredited, among other screenplays he wrote or worked on were "The Wizard of Oz," "Man of the World," "Dinner at Eight," "Pride of the Yankees" and "The Pride of St. Louis." His younger brother was Joseph L. Mankiewicz, also an Oscar-winning Hollywood director, screenwriter, and producer.


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