1944 – Born on April 7th in New York, New York. American film producer and writer, in the 1970s became one of the very few women to have attained a position of power in the world of Hollywood filmmaking, was a co-producer of several of the decade’s most successful motion pictures, and for one of those movies—The Sting—became the first woman to win a best-picture Academy Award.
1966 – Married to Michael Phillips on July 31st and had one child.
1974 – Julia Phillips was the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Picture for The Sting.
1991 – Wrote her autobiography, "You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again", about her experiences in Hollywood.
2002 – Died of cancer on January 1st in West Hollywood, California.