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Who was the first performer to win an 'acting' Academy Award for a non-speaking or mute role?

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Who was the first performer to win an 'acting' Academy Award for a non-speaking or mute role?
posted Dec 28, 2017 by Sumana

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Jane Wyman

Jane Wyman was the first to win the Oscar - Best Actress - for her portrayal of deaf mute Belinda in Johnny Belinda (1948), followed by John Mills for Ryan's Daughter (1970), Marlee Matlin for Children of a Lesser God (1986), and Holly Hunter for The Piano (1993).

answer Dec 29, 2017 by Shantanu Arora
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