MovieFone - Mary Badham On Being Scout, Gregory Peck And Losing The Academy Award

MovieFone - Fifty years ago, 10-year-old Mary Badham tried out for a role in a little movie filming near her hometown of Birmingham, Ala.: "To Kill a Mockingbird." The beloved adaptation of Harper Lee's seminal novel earned Badham an Oscar nomination, making her, at the time, the youngest actress to ever receive one. (In 1973, Tatum O'Neal became the youngest for "Paper Moon.") Not a bad for a young girl who had never even seen a movie before making "Mockingbird."

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