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June 3, 2017

From Natalie Wood to Richard Burton, Portraits of 19 Classic Hollywood Stars You Won't Believe Have Never Won an Oscar

There are many actors who haven't won an Oscar. For 95 percent of the acting population, there is probably a good reason they haven't taken home one of film's most prestigious honors. Only two actors per year can win either the Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor Oscars, leaving eight other nominees with nothing. And all of the other actors in the biz out in the cold.

But does the Academy always get it right? There are plenty of actors who haven't won an Oscar despite the fact that they've turned in amazing performances. Whether it's due to stellar competition, bad luck, or an out-and-out snub, some artists have never gotten the recognition they deserve.

1. Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood, who received three nominations. Pictured at the Cannes FIlm Festival, 1962. (Paul Schutzer—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

2. Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen, who was nominated once. Pictured here during motorcycle racing across the Mojave Desert, 1963. (John Dominis—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

3. >Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth, who was never nominated. Pictured in 1945. (Bob Landry—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

4. Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield, who was never nominated, though she once played violin in an orchestra performance at the Oscars. Pictured here posing with shapely hot water bottle likenesses floating around her in her pool, 1957. (Allan Grant—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

5. Richard Burton

Richard Burton, who was nominated seven times. Pictured relaxing with a book in Cantina while on location filming The Night of the Iguana, 1963. (Gjon Mili—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

6. Erroll Flynn

Erroll Flynn, who was never nominated. Pictured aboard his yacht Sirocco, 1941. (Peter Stackpole—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

7. Lena Horne

Lena Horne, who was never nominated, though she was honored with a tribute at the 2011 Academy Awards. Pictured In Paris, 1947. (Yale Joel—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

8. Kim Novak

Kim Novak, who was never nominated, though she presented at the 2014 awards. Pictured performing the hoochie-coochie dance in the movie Jeanne Eagels, 1957. (J. R. Eyerman—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

9. Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis, who was nominated once. Pictured with his Rolls Royce, 1961. (Ralph Crane—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

10. Montgomery Clift

Montgomery Clift, who was nominated four times. Pictired in Red River, 1948. (J. R. Eyerman—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

11. Lana Turner

Lana Turner, who was nominated once. Pictured here with John Garfield on Laguna Beach in a scene from The Postman Always Rings Twice, 1945. (Walter Sanders—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

12. Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge, who was nominated once, becoming the first African-American to be nominated for a leading role (1955). Pictured posing in costume for Tarzan's Peril, 1951. (Ed Clark—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

13. >Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Douglas Fairbanks Jr., who was never nominated. Pictured in Sinbad, 1946. (Peter Stackpole—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

14. Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers, who was nominated three times. Pictured playing the piano at home with his wife, Britt Ekland, in Beverly Hills, 1964. (Allan Grant—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

15. Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich, who was nominated once. Pictured in evening dress and hat during Pierre Ball, 1928. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

16. Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner, who was nominated once. Pictured in One Touch of Venus, 1948. (J. R. Eyerman—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

17. Janet Leigh

Janet Leigh, who was nominated once. Pictured posing in costume for Jet Pilot, 1950. (Ed Clark—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

18. Robert Walker

Robert Walker, who was never nominated. Pictured riding a tricycle with his two sons, 1943. (John Florea—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

19. Van Johnson

Van Johnson, who was never nominated. Pictured duck hunting in a scene from the movie Early to Bed, 1945. (Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)



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