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365 Days of Oscar: Anjelica Makes It a Family Thing

Thirty-eight years ago, today’s birthday girl Anjelica Huston made a special part of Oscar history. As Best Supporting Actress for 1985’s Prizzi’s Honor, she joined father John and grandfather Walter to make three generations of Oscar winners – Hollywood’s biggest dynasty. (Among other nominations, they had both won for 1948’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, which the former had directed and the latter had acted in). She became a major star, and received two more nominations, for Enemies, A Love Story and The Grifters. And for my money, I’d have also nominated her The Addams Family, Choke, and The Crossing Guard.

This article is part of a special year-long series of anecdotes, reflections and thoughts about the Academy Awards.