Cavalcade of the Academy Awards 82 years old

This 1940 presentation features highlights of earlier (1928 onward) Oscar ceremonies including Shirley Temple and Walt Disney, plus acceptance speeches for films released in 1939 with recipients and presenters including Vivien Leigh, Judy Garland, Hattie McDaniel, Fay Bainter, Mickey Rooney, Thomas Mitchell, Sinclair Lewis, and more, with host Bob Hope.

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Cavalcade of the Academy Awards Cast

Name Character
Laurence Olivier He was 33, 82 years old when he died as Himself
Lewis R. Foster He was 41, 75 years old when he died as Himself
Bette Davis She was 32, 81 years old when she died as Herself
Clark Gable He was 39, 59 years old when he died as (archive footage)
James Stewart He was 32, 89 years old when he died as Himself
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. He was 30, 90 years old when he died as Himself
Frank Capra He was 43, 94 years old when he died as Himself
Katharine Hepburn She was 33, 96 years old when she died as (archive footage)
Bob Hope He was 37, 100 years old when he died as Himself - Master of Ceremonies
Judy Garland She was 18, 47 years old when she died as Herself
Victor Fleming He was 51, 59 years old when he died as Himself
George Raft He was 44, 85 years old when he died as Himself
Shirley Temple She was 12, 85 years old when she died as (archive footage)
Charles Laughton He was 41, 63 years old when he died as Himself
Hamilton Luske He was 36, 64 years old when he died as Himself
Olivia de Havilland She was 24, 104 years old when she died as Herself
Vivien Leigh She was 26, 53 years old when she died as Herself
Mickey Rooney He was 19, 93 years old when he died as Himself
Fredric March He was 42, 77 years old when he died as (archive footage)
Ann Rutherford She was 22, 94 years old when she died as Herself
Irving Pichel He was 49, 63 years old when he died as Himself
Hedy Lamarr She was 25, 85 years old when she died as Herself
Fay Bainter She was 46, 74 years old when she died as Herself
Lionel Barrymore He was 62, 76 years old when he died as (archive footage)
Hedda Hopper She was 50, 75 years old when she died as Herself
Spencer Tracy He was 40, 67 years old when he died as Himself
Mack Sennett He was 60, 80 years old when he died as (archive footage)
David O. Selznick He was 38, 63 years old when he died as Himself
Melvyn Douglas He was 39, 80 years old when he died as Himself
Janet Gaynor She was 33, 77 years old when she died as (archive footage)
Paul Muni He was 44, 71 years old when he died as (archive footage)
William Cameron Menzies He was 44, 60 years old when he died as Himself
Jean Hersholt He was 54, 69 years old when he died as Himself
Bernard B. Brown He was 42, 82 years old when he died as Himself
Deanna Durbin She was 18, 91 years old when she died as (archive footage)
Emil Jannings He was 56, 65 years old when he died as (archive footage)
Virginia Bruce She was 29, 71 years old when she died as Herself
Irvin S. Cobb He was 64, 67 years old when he died as (archive footage)
J. Walter Ruben He was 40, 43 years old when he died as Himself
George Arliss He was 72, 77 years old when he died as (archive footage)
Norma Shearer She was 37, 80 years old when she died as Herself
Marie Dressler She was 71, 65 years old when she died as (archive footage)
Darryl F. Zanuck He was 37, 77 years old when he died as Himself
Mervyn LeRoy He was 39, 86 years old when he died as Himself
Mary Pickford She was 47, 86 years old when she died as (archive footage)
Louella Parsons She was 58, 91 years old when she died as Herself
Douglas Fairbanks He was 57, 56 years old when he died as (archive footage)
Carey Wilson He was 51, 72 years old when he died as Commentator - as Oscar statuette (voice)
Lyle R. Wheeler He was 35, 84 years old when he died as Himself
Thomas Mitchell He was 48, 70 years old when he died as Himself
Jack L. Warner He was 47, 86 years old when he died as Himself
Warner Baxter He was 51, 62 years old when he died as (archive footage)
Edgar Bergen He was 37, 75 years old when he died as (archive footage)
W.C. Fields He was 60, 66 years old when he died as (archive footage)
Hattie McDaniel She was 45, 57 years old when she died as Herself
Helen Hayes She was 39, 92 years old when she died as (archive footage)
James E. Newcom He was 34, 85 years old when he died as Himself
Claudette Colbert She was 36, 92 years old when she died as (archive footage)
Walter Wanger He was 46, 74 years old when he died as Himself
John Carroll He was 34, 72 years old when he died as Himself
Luise Rainer She was 30, 104 years old when she died as (archive footage)
Gene Markey He was 44, 84 years old when he died as Himself
Harold Arlen He was 35, 81 years old when he died as Himself
Edmund H. Hansen He was 45, 67 years old when he died as Himself
Helen Gahagan She was 39, 79 years old when she died as Herself
Robert Donat He was 35, 53 years old when he died as (archive footage)
E.J. Mannix as Himself
Fred Sersen He was 50, 72 years old when he died as Himself
Ray Rennahan He was 44, 84 years old when he died as Himself
Hal C. Kern He was 46, 90 years old when he died as Himself
Gordon Hollingshead He was 48, 60 years old when he died as Himself
May Robson She was 82, 84 years old when she died as Herself
Sinclair Lewis He was 55, 65 years old when he died as Himself
Ernest Haller He was 44, 74 years old when he died as Himself
E.Y. Harburg as Himself
Irving Thalberg He was 41, 37 years old when he died as (archive footage)
Hal B. Wallis He was 41, 88 years old when he died as (archive footage)
Herbert Stothart He was 54, 63 years old when he died as Himself
Elsa Lanchester She was 37, 84 years old when she died as Herself
George Bernard Shaw He was 84, 94 years old when he died as (archive footage)
Elias Disney He was 81, 82 years old when he died as (archive footage)

Cavalcade of the Academy Awards Crew

Name Department
Frank Capra as Supervisor of Production Resources. He was 43 (94) years old when He died Crew
Gordon Hollingshead as Producer. He was 48 (60) years old when He died Production
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards poster
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (82 years)

  • Release day: Wednesday, July 31, 1940
  • Runtime: 30 minutes