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Winner of two 2013 Emmy Awards from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Today in Georgia History
is a joint collaboration of the Georgia Historical Society & Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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May 02, 1981

Murder in Savannah Inspires Bestselling Book

In Savannah it's "the book." John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was published in January 1994. The non-fiction account of antiques ...
February 29, 1940

Gone With the Wind Wins 8 Oscars

It was one of the most popular movies ever made and is forever linked to the state of Georgia.

Gone With the Wind producer David O. Selznick...
February 27, 1930

Joanne Woodward

She gave the performance of a lifetime in just her third film—and won an Oscar at 27.

Joanne Woodward was born in Thomasville and grew up there an...
May 18, 1928

Pernell Roberts

As an actor, he was defined by two roles: the eldest of Ben Cartwright’s sons and the chief of medicine at a San Francisco hospital.

Pernell Rober...
January 20, 1920

DeForest Kelley

Star Trek only ran three years, but you can’t kill it with a phaser. Its characters are immortal as well. They have lived long, and prospered. One of t...
January 18, 1892

Oliver Hardy

He was the large half of the duo that was widely considered the greatest comedy team in film history, always complaining, “This is another fine mess you’ve ...
June 19, 1877

Charles Coburn

He was one of those classic character actors from the golden age of Hollywood but you probably didn’t know his name.

Actor Charles Coburn was born ...