HANS REMEMBERS- SUNDAY JANUARY 25, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

Hans Remembers- Sunday January 25, 1970- 50 years ago today.

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  • MASH- the film premiered on this day 50 years ago- the movie directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner Jr was based on Richard Hooker’s book: MASH- A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The film starred Donald Sutherland, Tom Skerritt, Elliott Gould with Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall and Gary Burghoff who would go on to star in the famous television series. MASH- the movie was both successful at the box office and a critical success- receiving five Academy Award nominations.  The television show that it inspired ran from 1972-83.

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  • Dying on this day- Japanese special effects creator and director Eiji Tsuburaya 68- best known for being the co-creator of the 1954 film Godzilla.

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  • Also dying at 55- Esther Eng- an American film director and the first female director of Chinese language films in the United States.

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  • Jane Barhori- a French operatic mezzo-soprano died at 92.