Oscar’s Ties To Pittsburgh

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Academy Award Winner Shirley Jones
Born in Charleroi, actress/singer Shirley Jones grew up in the Youghiogheny River town of Smithton, where her family owned a brewery. Before she went on to win an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in 1960's "Elmer Gantry," winner was voted "Miss Pittsburgh" at the age of 17. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
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Academy Award Winner Frances McDormand
Monessen native, Frances McDormand, was nominated for several Academy Awards; but she won the best actress Oscar for her memorable role as Marge Gunderson in 1996's "Fargo" (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
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Henry Mancini Stamp
Noted composer Henry Mancini, known for such songs as "The Pink Panther" theme song and "Moon River" from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" grew up in West Aliquippa in Beaver County. He not only was nominated for more than a dozen Academy Awards; but he won four Oscars (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Academy Award Winners Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew Jones
Beaver County native, Joe Letteri (far left), is a four-time Oscar winner. The Center Township High School graduate hoists the award for Best Visual Effects for "Avatar" during the 2010 Academy Awards (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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Academy Award Winner Jimmy Stewart
Indiana County native Jimmy Stewart was nominated for five Oscars -- including one for his role in the Christmas classic, "It's a Wonderful Life" -- but he only won one Academy Award. Stewart won best actor for 1940's "The Philadelphia Story." He, did however, receive an honorary award in 1984 "for 50 years of memorable performances." (Photo Source: FILES/AFP/Getty Images)
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Oscar Winner Susan Sarandon
Before winning the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in "Dead Man Walking," Susan Sarandon was nominated in 1992 for her role in a film shot in Pittsburgh, "Lorenzo's Oil" (Photo credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)
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Academy Award Winner Anthony Hopkins
Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins may not hail from Western Pennsylvania; but he won the best actor nod for his role in "The Silence of the Lambs." Parts of that 1991 Academy Award winning best picture were filmed in the Pittsburgh area! (Photo by Lucy Nicholson/AFP/Getty Images)
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Tobey Maguire and Michael Douglas Starred In "Wonder Boys"
Starring Tobey Maguire and Michael Douglas, the movie "Wonder Boys" won the Oscar for original song in 2000. The movie was filmed on several local school campuses including Carnegie Mellon University (Source: Getty Images/Handout)
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Oscar-Nominee Sharon Stone
Though Meadville native Sharon Stone didn't win an Academy Award, she was nominated for an Oscar for her role in 1995's "Casino" (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
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Oscar Nominee Jeff Goldblum
From "The Fly" to "Jurassic Park," Jeff Goldblum has made a career of playing off-beat scientists in Hollywood movies; but his metamorphosis as an actor began right here in Pittsburgh. Though he has yet to win an Oscar, Goldblum was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the 1995 short film, "Little Surprises" (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
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Oscar Nominee Gene Kelly
Before he was "Singin' In The Rain," actor/dancer Gene Kelly was spending time at Peabody High School and Penn State University before graduating from Pitt. Nominated for an Oscar in 1945, Kelly received an honorary award in 1951 for his achievements as an actor, singer, director and choreographer (Photo source: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
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Danny DeVito & Jack Nicholson Starred in 1991's "Hoffa"
Filmed in Pittsburgh, the bio-pic "Hoffa" starring Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito didn't win an Oscar, but the 1992 movie was nominated for an Academy Award for cinematogracy and makeup (Source: Liaison/Getty Images)
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