Mary Badham
American actress
Mary Badham
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.
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A Brief (Pun Intended) History of Lawyers in Movies
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Lawyers in motion pictures have been portrayed as one of two extremes, devils or angels, almost since celluloid was invented. The first film dealing specifically with a law firm and attorneys, 1933's Counsellor at Law, starring John Barrymore, portrayed its J.D.s as upstanding citizens, as did the early Perry Mason films of the same period. This quickly changed, however, with many attorneys portrayed as being capable of the same brand of skullduggery as their shifty clients. With that in mind, we bring you a list of the good, the bad and the ugly of lawyers in movies. 1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Gregory Peck's Atticus Finch became the boilerplate for the Noble Movie Lawyer in this iconic, 1962 adaptation of Harper Lee's award-winning novel. Atticus Finch, a small town attorney in the Depression-era South, must defend a black man (Brock Peters) falsely accused of raping a white woman, causing the already-divided town's racial tensions to boil over. Through it all, ...
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White House Screens 'To Kill A Mockingbird' To Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Glitterazzi - almost 5 years
The Oscar-winning film ,"To Kill A Mockingbird," which based on Harper Lee's critically acclaimed novel, is celebrating 50 years. So, in honor of it, President Obama hosted students from a local Virginia school, as well as several celebs who were tied to the film, to watch the movie in the White House's "Family Theater."  The invited guests included: Actress Mary Badham Wilt, who plays Scout in the film Veronique Peck, widow to Gregory Peck, who plays Atticus Finch The story touches on all kinds of important topics, such as racial injustice and coming of age, which are still valuable today. VIDEO: "To Kill A Mockingbird" Screening At The White House http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDo2vhMA24k  VIDEO: "All Men Are Created Equal" from "To Kill A Mockingbird" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x6njs-cGUE
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Screening "To Kill A Mockingbird" at the White House
The White House - almost 5 years
Art has helped create the America that we know and love today. And at its best, film allows us a window into our own lives and get a chance to see the world through someone else's eyes. One of the heroes of American cinema, Atticus Finch, said that "you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." That great line is from the classic film "To Kill A Mockingbird," a movie that has informed and entertained us for generations. I love the movies. And art gave me the chance at a young age to experience a world beyond my neighborhood in Chicago and develop skills that have lasted a lifetime.  Stories like mine are reasons President Obama is committed to recognizing the importance of the fine arts. And as a part of his constant effort to acknowledge and celebrate the  arts and their impact on our country, on Thursday, April 5, President Obama commemorated the 50th Anniversary of To K ...
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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of To Kill A Mockingbird on Film
The White House - almost 5 years
President Obama hosted a film screening of To Kill a Mockingbird in the Family Theater at The White House to commemorate its 50th anniversary with guests including local students from Washington-Lee High School, Mary Badham Wilt, the actress who played Scout, and Veronique Peck, widow of Gregory Peck who played Atticus Finch. The President also acknowledged the American Film Institute for their commitment to the fine arts and NBC Universal and USA Network for their efforts to commemorate this important film.
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Readout from the President’s Film Screening of To Kill A Mockingbird at the White House
The White House - almost 5 years
This evening, the President hosted a film screening of To Kill a Mockingbird in the Family Theater at The White House to commemorate its 50th anniversary. The President welcomed guests including local students from Washington-Lee High School, Mary Badham Wilt, the actress who played Scout, and Veronique Peck, widow of Gregory Peck who played Atticus Finch. The President also acknowledged the American Film Institute for their commitment to the fine arts and NBC Universal and USA Network for their efforts to commemorate this important film. The President thanked Wilt for “bringing the character of Scout to life” and Veronique Peck and her family for coming to the White House in support of the late Gregory Peck who would have been 96 years old today.  The President described Harper Lee’s novel as a timeless American classic and one of his favorite books.
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Badham comes to town - Traverse City Record Eagle
Google News - over 5 years
BY MARTA HEPLER DRAHOS mdrahos@record-eagle.com TRAVERSE CITY — Mary Badham was 9 when she was hired to play Scout in the 1962 film "To Kill a Mockingbird" — too young to be aware of the civil rights movement going on around her in the South,
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Film festival opens tonight - Traverse City Record Eagle
Google News - over 5 years
Others include Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash, actor Matthew Modine and former child actress Mary Badham, who played Scout in “To Kill A Mockingbird,” one of this year's fastest-selling films, according to Festival Box Office Manager Linda Koebert
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Traverse City Film Festival to host more than 60 visiting filmmakers - Detroit Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
A sold-out 50th anniversary screening of "To Kill a Mockingbird" at 6 pm Wednesday will feature an appearance by Mary Badham, the actress who played Scout in the 1962 drama. Festival organizers note that though many screenings are sold out,
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'Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and "To Kill a Mockingbird" ' - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, singer Rosanne Cash and authors Scott Turow and James Patterson are among those interviewed ... as is Mary Badham, who played Scout in the Oscar-winning 1962 screen version of the book. *** (Not rated: AS, P)
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Michael Moore announces 2011 Traverse City Film Festival schedule - Royal Oak Daily Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Mary Badham, who worked alongside Gregory Peck and Robert Duvall while playing the little girl Scout in the film, will be here in Traverse City to share her experiences with festival-goers. A new documentary with a self-explanatory title: "Hey Boo:
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2011 Film Fest to feature labor rights - Traverse City Record Eagle
Google News - over 5 years
Actress Mary Badham, who played Scout in the 1962 movie "To Kill a Mockingbird," is expected at the festival. The film, as well as a documentary about the book's author, Harper Lee, are scheduled to screen. Moore said there will be a drive-in showing
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Opening night movies for TCFF announced - Traverse City Record Eagle
Google News - over 5 years
There will be a 50th anniversary showing of "To Kill A Mockingbird" and Mary Badham, the actress who played Scout, is expected to be in town. The full schedule will be in Friday's Record-Eagle. Tickets go on sale Sunday, July 10, to Friends of the Film
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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - Montages
Google News - over 5 years
I utgangspunktet følger vi historien til søsknene Jem (Phillip Alford) og Scout (Mary Badham), og deres advokatfar Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) i hans forsøk på å forsvare en svart mann mot falske voldtektsanklager. Men det skjer ikke før filmen er
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These films wave a subtle, star-spangled banner - The News Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Atticus stands strong against prejudice, a great lesson for his kids (Mary Badham and Phillip Alford), who also suffer the slings and arrows of the small-minded. Peck's fight-for-what's-right performance is iconic (the film also marks Robert Duvall's
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Films For Father's Day - NPR (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Enlarge AP Gregory Peck embraces Mary Badham, 9, a Birmingham Alabama acting discovery who plays his daughter in "To Kill a Mockingbird" March 1963. ASSOCIATED PRESS Gregory Peck embraces Mary Badham, 9, a Birmingham Alabama acting
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'Hey, Boo' a fresh look at 'To Kill a Mockingbird' phenomenon (video) - Press-Register - al.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Mary Badham, the actress who played Scout, is among Murphy's sources. They'll see contemporary schoolchildren talking about their impressions of the book, illustrating that it has lost none of is power. But they'll also get several pointed reminders
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Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and "To Kill a Mockingbird" - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
friends of Lee's, the head of the historical museum in her hometown, in Alabama, and several people associated with the 1962 film version, including Mary Badham, who played Scout. The documentary relies heavily on clips from the movie
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mary Badham
    FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 54
    Henry Lee Badham was an aviator in both world wars and was posthumously inducted into the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details After retirement from the US Air Force as a Brigadier General, Henry L Badham Jr became a businessman, involved with the development of the Ensley and Bessemer regions near Birmingham, Alabama. This same line of business had brought his father, Henry Lee Badham Sr, into association with Walker Percy, grandfather of writer Walker Percy.
  • 2003
    Age 50
    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.
    More Details Hide Details At the urging of actor/writer/director Cameron Watson, Badham came out of retirement to play an offbeat cameo opposite Keith Carradine for his film Our Very Own. Watson stated he would not accept any other actress for the part. He had managed to contact her via Monroeville, Alabama, where she had been invited to attend a stage version of To Kill a Mockingbird. At present, Badham is an art restorer and a college testing coordinator. Married to a school teacher, and the mother of two (Anthony and Anna), she also travels around the world recalling her experiences making To Kill a Mockingbird while expounding on the book's messages of tolerance and compassion.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Born
    Born on October 7, 1952.
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