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Academy Awards Neglected Actresses

Academy Awards Neglected Actresses

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This is not meant as a definitive list and does not include any who are active today. Lillian Gish (1893-1993) Had the Oscars been created in 1915 or 1920, there is little doubt that Lillian Gish would have won one or more statuettes. As it was, by the time of the first Oscar ceremony in 1929, her career as a leading lady was mostly over and she spent the next sixty years playing mainly supporting roles in film or acting on stage or in radio and television. Nevertheless, she was nominated for, but lost, best supporting actress for her role in Duel in the Sun (1946) and arguably deserved consideration for her work in The Night of the Hunter (1955), The Unforgiven (1960), The Comedians (1967), and her last role in The Whales of August (1987). She was given an Honorary Award by t...