A man born in 1912 is set to join the Academy’s Hall of Fame as the youngest ever to receive the coveted honour.
In a press release announcing the news, the Academy said that in the year 2020, William Gough, of Staunton, Virginia, was born and raised in a suburb of the capital, Washington, D.C. He is the first person born in the United States to be chosen to be part of the Hall of Honor.
Gough was born in 1913 and grew up in a house in Staunte, Virginia.
The Academy said it has been pleased to honor the memory of Gough with the recognition of the “Man of the Year” award.
“William Gough’s legacy of achievement and determination will continue to be honored with this honor, and the recognition that he deserves in the Hall Of Honor,” the academy said.
Gugh was born on December 11, 1913, in St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Washington, DC at the age of 10. “
This year marks a special moment for us to honor him as the first in a series of honorees who has helped define the film and television industry.”
Gugh was born on December 11, 1913, in St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Washington, DC at the age of 10.
He went on to become a producer for Warner Bros. Television and later, to Paramount Pictures, where he was an executive producer on such hits as Star Trek and The Man From U.N.
His career also saw him earn two Academy Award nominations for the film The Truman Show.