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Mon, 21 Feb 2011 20:16:47 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
Debut Academy Award winners

Katina Paxinou

Katina Paxinou (© SNAP / Rex Features;)
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  • Katina Paxinou (© SNAP / Rex Features;)
  • Harold Russell (© SNAP / Rex Features)
  • Mercedes McCambridge (© SNAP / Rex Features)
  • Shirley Booth (© SNAP / Rex Features)
  • Eva Marie Saint (© WireImage/Steve Granitz)
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Best Supporting Actress (1943) for For Whom The Bell Tolls

Greek-born Paxinou won a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her performance as Pilar in For Whom The Bell Tolls, which was Ingmar Bergman's first technicolor film. She continued appearing in Hollywood productions until 1949, before she returned to Greece to resume her stage career.

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