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Poll: Actress Oscar Winner for Playing Someone Mentally or Physically Disabled

Of these Oscar winners for Best Actress or Supporting Actress for the role, which actress that played a character that was severely mentally or physically handicapped or disabled do you think gave the best performance?

Discuss here:

Note 1: This poll does not include roles where actors had a disease, such as Tom Hanks in Philadelphia. It also does not include roles where the actor suffers from drug or alcohol addiction.

Note 2: Watch for the list of actors also.

Note 3: The words used to describe the handicap or disability of the character are directly from this website. Whether or not they are "politically correct" is unimportant.

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Marlee Matlin

    Sarah Norman in "Children of a Lesser God" (Deaf)
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    Joanne Woodward

    Eve White, Eve Black, and Jane in "The Three Faces of Eve" (Multiple Personality Disorder)
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    Jane Wyman

    Belinda McDonald in "Johnny Belinda" (Deaf/Mute)
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    Holly Hunter

    Ada McGrath in "The Piano" (Mute)
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    Patty Duke

    Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" (Blind/Deaf)
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    Anne Bancroft

    Annie Sullivan in "The Miracle Worker" (Blind)

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