Mary Badham

Born Oct 7, 1952

Mary Badham is an American actress, known for her portrayal of Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. At the time, Badham (aged 10) was the youngest actress ever nominated in this category. Badham also played 'Sport Sharewood' in The Bewitchin' Pool, the final episode of the original Twilight Zone series.… Read More

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1952 Birth Born on October 7, 1952.


2003 50 Years Old Mary Badham had no prior film acting experience before being cast in To Kill a Mockingbird. The Oscar in her category went to another child actress, Patty Duke for The Miracle Worker. During filming, Badham became particularly close to actor Gregory Peck who played Scout's father, and afterwards she remained in touch with him, always calling him by his character's name 'Atticus', until his death in 2003. … Read More
2007 54 Years Old …  Henry Lee Badham was an aviator in both world wars and was posthumously inducted into the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame in 2007. … Read More
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