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Quiz: Who was the youngest winner of best actress at the Oscars?

March 1, 2009 |  9:06 am

One of these stars reigns as the youngest champ in the best actress category at the Oscars: Joan Fontaine ("Suspicion"), Janet Gaynor ("Seventh Heaven," "Street Angel," "Sunrise"), Audrey Hepburn ("Roman Holiday"), Marlee Matlin ("Children of a Lesser God"). Which one? See the answer here!

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ANSWER: Marlee Matlin ("Children of a Lesser God," 1986) who was 21 years and 218 days old when she won.

Janet Gaynor ("7tth Heaven," "Street Angel," "Sunrise," 1927/28) — 22 years, 222 days

Joan Fontaine ("Suspicion," 1941) — 24 years, 127 days

Audrey Hepburn ("Roman Holiday," 1953) — 24 years, 325 days

Photos: Paramount, RKO, AMPAS


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