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Which actress reportedly claimed to have created the nickname "Oscar" for the Academy Award statue?

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Which actress reportedly claimed to have created the nickname "Oscar" for the Academy Award statue?
posted Jan 16 by Sunita

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Bette Davis

Legendary actress Bette Davis reportedly gave the statue its nickname in honor of her first husband, bandleader Harmon Oscar Nelson Jr. with the middle name of Oscar, whose shapely buttocks resembled the golden man's backside. However, she allegedly withdrew the claim. Most sources say it was named by Academy librarian and eventual executive director Margaret Herrick, who thought the statuette resembled her Uncle Oscar.

answer Jan 17 by Deepika Jain
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