This Day in Jewish History 1926: 'Midnight Cowboy’ Director John Schlesinger Is Born

British filmmaker, born in 1926, won a Best Director Oscar for his 1969 classic and was also nominated for 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' and 'Darling.'

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February 16, 1926, is the birthdate of the British filmmaker John Schlesinger, whose best movies – which included “Billy Liar,” “Midnight Cowboy” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday” – raised critical expectations from...