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April 15, 2021

Tatum O’Neal: The Youngest Person Ever to Win a Competitive Academy Award

Born 1963 in Los Angeles, California, American actress Tatum O’Neal won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year - Actress for her performance in Paper Moon, released in May 1973. The youngest ever to win a competitive Academy Award, she turned nine years old during filming in autumn 1972.

O’Neal starred in films such as The Bad News Bears (1976), International Velvet (1978), Little Darlings (1980), co-starred in Nickelodeon (1976) with her father, and in Circle of Two (1980). She appeared as the title character in the Faerie Tale Theatre episode “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” (1984).

O’Neal appeared in only five films during the next 15 years. In 2021, she appears in the film Not To Forget (2021), which aims to raise awareness and funds for the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Take a look at these vintage photos to see the beauty of young Tatum O’Neal from between the 1970s and 1990s.


  1. relied on her parentage for the acting positions
    her looks are average and nothing special




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