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And he didn’t earn the Oscar October 9, 2007

Posted by Jeff in 1929 through WWII, Legit, Movies, Theater, Trivia questions.

Who is the only person ever to win both a Nobel Prize and an Oscar?

After the latter award he said to a newspaper reporter: “It’s an insult for them to offer me any honour, as if they had never heard of me before – and it’s very likely they never have. They might as well send some honour to George for being King of England”. A few years later, Mary Pickford visited him and saw the Oscar on his mantel.

The answer tomorrow.


1. joe - October 9, 2007

“Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby!”

2. Jeff - October 9, 2007

“Remember that you are a human being with a soul and the divine gift of articulate speech: that your native language is the language of Shakespear and Milton and The Bible; and don’t sit there crooning like a bilious pigeon.”

3. joe - October 9, 2007

no soul. no divine gift. for… ‘”What is life but a series of inspired follies?” he asked with a bilious coo.

4. Jeff - October 10, 2007
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