Sunday, March 30, 2014

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 30

March 30, 1955 – Marlon Brando won his first Oscar on this date for “On the Waterfront” at the 27th Academy Awards at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.1

Brando began developing his acting chops while attending Shattuck Military Academy in Faribault, Minn. 
He “excelled at theatre and did well in the school. In his final year (1943), he was put on probation for being insubordinate to a visiting army colonel during maneuvers. He was confined to his room, but sneaked into town, and was caught. The faculty voted to expel him, though he was supported by the students, who thought expulsion was too harsh. He was invited back for the following year, but decided instead to drop out of high school.”2



Marlon Brando

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