Guess Which Blind Person Won An Oscar!

Helen KellerHelen Keller, the most famous and revered deafblind person in history, received an Academy Award for the 1955 documentary about her life called “Helen Keller in Her Story.”

But there's more!

Who is the only famous person to receive an Academy Award for appearing in a documentary about her life – and then have somebody else win an Oscar for portraying her in a different movie about her life?

Yes, that's Helen Keller too.  

In 1962, 16-year-old Patty Duke got an Oscar for best supporting actress for her portrayal of young Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker,” the story of how teacher Anne Sullivan helped Keller break though the barriers of deafblindness and learn to communicate. Incidentally, Anne Bancroft, who played Anne Sullivan, won the best actress Oscar.

Helen Keller’s forgotten Oscar

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