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  • dsps84
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    I wanted to wish a very Happy Birthday to arguably the last great adult female star of the 30s. By turning 97, she passes Katherine Hepburn (96) as the longest-lived Oscar nominee with the most acting nominations. She’s now tied with Karl Malden and John Mills (both 97) as the third-longest lived Oscar winning actor, behing George Burns (100) and Luise Rainer (still kicking at 103!!).  We have lost many Golden Age-ers in recent years, so it’s heartening to see one of the few left reach another milestone.

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    allabout oscars
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    A happy birthday to one of the all-time greats!!!!
    With all of the great best actress performances, Miss DeHavillands
    performance in  THE HEIRESS  ranks for me at #9
    Bravo Olivia…!!!

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    Scottferguson
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    Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira is 103, had a film he directed that played at Venice and Toronto last year, is in preproduction on another.

    Bob Hope is another Oscar winning actor (won several) who lived to be 100.

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    24Emmy
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    ^ Bob Hope didn’t win any for acting.

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    Scottferguson
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    He won at least one honorary award for his acting.

    Something like this in my opinion there isn’t a need for a distinction between competitive and honorary. He’s an actor who won an Oscar who lived to be 100.

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    Sab227
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    Happy Birthday to a TRUE LEGEND!!!

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    Morgan Henard
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    He won at least one honorary award for his acting.

    Something like this in my opinion there isn’t a need for a distinction between competitive and honorary. He’s an actor who won an Oscar who lived to be 100.

    I completely agree with you, SF. I absolutely don’t get why Honorary/Lifetime Achievement wins “don’t count.” An award is an award is an award. Even at the Oscars, four acting winners are chosen out of 20 nominees. But there are certainly not that many honorary awards handed out. It’s as preposterous as saying “a Daytime Emmy isn’t a real Emmy.” Blows my mind. 

    In staying on topic, congrats tp Ms. de Havilland! One of my favorite moments in Oscar history was her appearance 10 years ago. She commanded that stage and it won’t ever be forgotten.  

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    black30
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    There should be a distinction made between honorary and competitive. Honorary is a gesture of goodwill for an overlooked career or someone who can no longer be competitive for a prize and therefore receive them by default for no longer being active or relevant. 

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    Scottferguson
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    No longer being active or relevant? Honorary Oscars (which mostly go to non-actors, who are as or more worthy than most actors who receive it) are often still active, and their receiving it goes a long way to proving how relevant they are.

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    black30
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    Babe I’m not thinking about non-actors. When referring to performers receiving honorary prizes — especially if they never won a competitive one — is what I’m addressing. 

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    Logan
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    Scottferguson
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    Babe I’m not thinking about non-actors. When referring to performers receiving honorary prizes — especially if they never won a competitive one — is what I’m addressing. 

     
    I’d say the same thing applies to most actors who receive this – usually they are still active (Peter O’Toole, Eli Wallach), always they are still relevant.

    Edward G. Robinson, Barbara Stanwyck, Deborah Kerr, Myrna Loy are among examples of actors who only received honorary Oscars – are they considered to be lesser winners than Dr Hgang S Nor, Marlee Matlin, Harold Russell, Miyoshi Umeki and other competitive winners?

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    24Emmy
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    Something like this in my opinion there isn’t a need for a distinction between competitive and honorary. He’s an actor who won an Oscar who lived to be 100.

    I know, but I figured the OP meant just competitive acting winners.

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    Will
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    She is a total legend and it’s so great to know that both Ms. de Havilland and her sister are still with us and hopefully doing well.
    Here’s Ms. de Havilland presenting the 75th past Oscar winners Reunion that includes quite a few honorary winners by the way:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyOYokyiCF8

      

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