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Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:04:00 GMT | By Bárbara Bação, Catarina Amaral & Marta Gama
Fun Oscar facts and trivia

Things you never knew about the Academy Awards!

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Vivien Leigh is one of the more famous names to have had her Oscar sold. The award the actress won for her 1939 performance in Gone With The Wind was auctioned for $563,000 at Sotheby's in New York in 1993. Winners since 1950 have been made to pledge not to sell their statue.