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

Shirley Booth

Shirley Booth (© SNAP / Rex Features)
  • Debut Oscar Winners (© Wireimage)
  • Gale Sondergaard (© SNAP / Rex Features)
  • 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)
  • Jo Van Fleet (© Everett Collection / Rex Feature;)
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Best Actress (1952) for Come Back, Little Sheba

Although Come Back, Little Sheba was Booth's cinematic debut, the New York-born actress had already enjoyed a 27-year-long career in Broadway theatre and had won a Tony Award for her performance in the stage version of the film two years previously.

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