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The politically incorrect Oscars: 9 white actors who were recognized for playing minorities

After two straight years of all-white acting nominees in 2015 and 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences responded to the #OscarsSoWhite issue by inviting a far more diverse and younger field of talent both behind and in front of the camera to join. And though there are miles to go until there is true diversity, the academy’s nominees and winners are beginning to reflect our culture.

Last year, “Moonlight” became the first Best Picture winner with an all-black cast. Its director Barry Jenkins shared the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar with Tarell Alvin McCraney, while Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor. Viola Davis also took home Best Supporting Actress for “Fences.”

This year’s black nominees include Jordan Peele, a triple nominee for producing, directing and writing Best Picture contender “Get Out,” which also scored a Best Actor nomination for Daniel Kaluuya. Two-time winner Denzel Washington is nominated for “Roman J.
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Wright Was Earliest Surviving Best Supporting Actress Oscar Winner

Teresa Wright: Later years (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Matt Damon.") Teresa Wright and Robert Anderson were divorced in 1978. They would remain friends in the ensuing years.[1] Wright spent most of the last decade of her life in Connecticut, making only sporadic public appearances. In 1998, she could be seen with her grandson, film producer Jonah Smith, at New York's Yankee Stadium, where she threw the ceremonial first pitch.[2] Wright also became involved in the Greater New York chapter of the Als Association. (The Pride of the Yankees subject, Lou Gehrig, died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 1941.) The week she turned 82 in October 2000, Wright attended the 20th anniversary celebration of Somewhere in Time, where she posed for pictures with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. In March 2003, she was a guest at the 75th Academy Awards, in the segment showcasing Oscar-winning actors of the past. Two years later,
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Fred Crane Passes Away

It was a long life for actor Fred Crane. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana on 22nd of March, 2008, Crane spoke his very first line in the legendary "Gone with the Wind." The actor whose career did not consist of much work film-wise, had a stint of small roles in TV series in the mid-to-early sixties. He also was the host of a long-running radio show in L.A. for forty years. He also had a role in Wallace Fox's western action/adventure flick "The Gay Amigo" starring Duncan Renaldo. He passed away at the ripe old age of 90 on August 21st from complications resulting from Diabetes. Crane married five times and is now survived by four children, eight grandchildren and a great-grandson...
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Fred Crane Passes Away

It was a long life for actor Fred Crane. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana on 22nd of March, 2008, Crane spoke his very first line in the legendary "Gone with the Wind." The actor whose career did not consist of much work film-wise, had a stint of small roles in TV series in the mid-to-early sixties. He also was the host of a long-running radio show in L.A. for forty years. He also had a role in Wallace Fox's western action/adventure flick "The Gay Amigo" starring Duncan Renaldo. He passed away at the ripe old age of 90 on August 21st from complications resulting from Diabetes. Crane married five times and is now survived by four children, eight grandchildren and a great-grandson...
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Fred Crane Passes Away

It was a long life for actor Fred Crane. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana on 22nd of March, 1918, Crane spoke his very first line in the legendary "Gone with the Wind." The actor whose career did not consist of much work film-wise, had a stint of small roles in TV series in the mid-to-early sixties. He also was the host of a long-running radio show in L.A. for forty years. He also had a role in Wallace Fox's western action/adventure flick "The Gay Amigo" starring Duncan Renaldo. He passed away at the ripe old age of 90 on August 21st from complications resulting from Diabetes. Crane married five times and is now survived by four children, eight grandchildren and a great-grandson.
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Fred Crane Passes Away

It was a long life for actor Fred Crane. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana on 22nd of March, 2008, Crane spoke his very first line in the legendary "Gone with the Wind." The actor whose career did not consist of much work film-wise, had a stint of small roles in TV series in the mid-to-early sixties. He also was the host of a long-running radio show in L.A. for forty years. He also had a role in Wallace Fox's western action/adventure flick "The Gay Amigo" starring Duncan Renaldo. He passed away at the ripe old age of 90 on August 21st from complications resulting from Diabetes. Crane married five times and is now survived by four children, eight grandchildren and a great-grandson...
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