Year: 1972 (45th) Academy Awards
Category: Music (Original Dramatic Score)
Film Title: Limelight
Winner: Charles Chaplin, Raymond Rasch, Larry Russell (Chaplin not present; accepted by Candice Bergen for Chaplin, daughter Linda Russell Morgan for Russell, son Paul Rasch for Rasch)
Presenter: Dyan Cannon, Burt Reynolds
Date & Venue: March 27, 1973; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
I think I should explain that "Limelight" was made twenty years ago but has not been released in this country until this year. And from one of the warmest, most wonderful men I have met, thank you very much from Charlie Chaplin.
LINDA RUSSELL MORGAN:
On behalf of my late father Larry Russell and my brothers George, Gary and Gordon Russell, I want to thank the Academy very much.
On behalf of my dad, I'd like to thank the Academy. He always wanted to write something that would be remembered after he was gone, and he did it. Thank you very much.
[Ed. note: Mr. Russell passed away on 2/14/1954; Mr. Rasch passed away on 12/22/1964.]
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