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Tatum O'Neal wins best supporting actress Oscar

Tatum O’Neal wins best supporting actress Oscar

April 2, 1974: Tatum O’Neal after winning the best supporting actress Oscar.

Staff writer Ted Thackrey Jr. reported in the April 3, 1974, Los Angeles Times:

Jack Lemmon, Glenda Jackson and “The Sting” won top honors at the 46th annual Academy Awards presentations in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center Tuesday night. …

But in terms of sheer popularity of choice, the big winners of the evening were Tatum O’Neal and John Houseman.

Nine-year-old Tatum, whose apprentice-con-girl role stole “Paper Moon” from her costar and father, Ryan O’Neal, was acclaimed best supporting actress and got a tremendous – apparently spontaneous – hand. …

Tatum O’Neal is the youngest person ever to win an Oscar. She was 10 when she won, not 9 as reported in the above article.

The above photo by staff photographer Ben Olender was published on Page One of the April 3, 1974, Los Angeles Times.

Ryan and Tatum O’Neal in the movie “Paper Moon.” Credit: Paramount Pictures.

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