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Favs of the 60’s ~ #7 ~ Mary Badham

30 Jun

Scout, or Jean Louise “Scout” Finch is the star and narrator of the most critically acclaimed movie of the 60’s, based on the most read Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name, written by Harper Lee.

Mary Badham had not starred in a film prior to her role as Scout, the tomboyish young girl that tried to keep up with her big brother. She didn’t stay in Hollywood and become a famous movie star or child star that grew up with issues, she actually only made 2 more movies and two TV Appearances after that, according to IMDB. However she had a small role in the 2005 film Our Very Own.

Mary Badham to me, was Scout. Her portrayal was so real and so pure. She more than any other made me really think we were there in her hometown of Maycomb, Alabama. Mary was nominated for a Supporting Actress Oscar that year, but lost out to Patty Duke’s Helen Keller.
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