(*homocinematically inclined)

Monday, February 25, 2008

31 Days of Oscar: Johnny Belinda

Jane Wyman was known for her husky speaking voice, so it is ironic that her one and only Academy Award win was for a performance where she didn't speak a word.

In fact, when accepting the Oscar for her role as the deaf mute Belinda McDonald in Johnny Belinda, her speech was short and sweet: "I won this award by keeping my mouth shut and I think I'll do it again."

Nominated for a total of 12 Academy Awards (including Best Picture), Johnny Belinda will air on Turner Classic Movies tomorrow at 2:00 PM EST.

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