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Quiz: Who's the youngest actor to win an Emmy?

July 28, 2010 |  7:38 am

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ANSWER: False.

While his co-star Don Knotts went undefeated at the Emmys, winning five for five, Ronnie Howard was never nominated for the show. Neither was Andy Griffith! Only one other cast member scored a bid: Frances Bavier as Aunt Bee, who won in 1967. "The Andy Griffith Show" lost all three of its nods for best comedy series: 1961, 1962, 1967.

The youngest winner of an acting Emmy is Roxana Zal, who was 14 when she prevailed as best supporting actress in "Something About Amelia" (1984). She portrayed an incest victim being defiled by her dad (Ted Danson) in a hugely controversial telefilm that pulled off a big upset on Emmy night. "Amelia" won best TV film over "The Day After," a drama about nuclear holocaust that had been the most talked-about TV event of the year.

Photo: CBS