Gloria DeHaven, MGM musical star of the 1940s, dies at 91

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Gloria DeHaven, star of countless classic MGM musicals of the 1940s and '50s, died Saturday at age 91.

Her daughter, Faith Fincher-Finkelstein, told The Hollywood Reporter her mother had suffered a stroke about three months ago and had been in hospice care in Las Vegas ever since.

DeHaven was one of the few stars remaining from Hollywood's Golden Age of film, when no problem couldn't by solved be tap dancing through it and every broken heart could be healed with a song.

See photos of the multi-talented actress through the years:

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Gloria DeHaven sending out season's greetings in publicity portrait for the film 'Scene Of The Crime', 1949. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
Actress Gloria DeHaven attends the premiere of Queen Margot on December 7, 1994 at the Tribeca Film Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES,CA - CIRCA 1940: Actress Gloria DeHaven arrives at an event in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by William Grimes/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) 02/17/1944-Hollywood, CA: Frank Sinatra wouldn't have danced like this with Gloria DeHaven, in a scene from 'Manhattan Serenade,' if he had known his co-star was going to come down with the measles shortly afterward. Now Frankie is singing 'I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night' with unaccustomed feeling, and a nurse stands by to watch for spots as he works on the RKO set.'
1944: Gloria DeHaven, George Murphy (center) and Frank Sinatra (seated, right) appear in a scene from the movie 'Step Lively' which was released December 31, 1943. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) 2/23/1944-Los Angeles, CA: Frank Sinatra (The VOICE to you girls) may not know how to tie a four-in-hand, but he isn't admitting it. Small wonder when his leading lady, Glora De Haven, volunteered to tie his cravat each morning on the set of Manhattan Serenade, which both appear in for the glory of dear old RKO.
LOS ANGELES - MAY 18, 1952: Actress Gloria DeHaven attends the Joan Crawford Fashion Show in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 25, 1954: Actress Gloria DeHaven performs at Mocambo in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
CHAIN LETTER -- 'Week of August 1-5, 1966' Pictured: (l-r) Celebrity contestants Hal March, Gloria DeHaven -- (Photo by: Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MARCUS WELBY, M.D. - 'Catch a Ring That Isn't There' - Aired on February 6, 1973. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) NORMAN FELL;GLORIA DEHAVEN
RYAN'S HOPE - Show Coverage - Shoot Date: January 19, 1983. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) GLORIA DEHAVEN
RYAN'S HOPE - Gallery - Shoot Date: July 28, 1983. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) GLORIA DEHAVEN
LOVE BOAT - 'Prisoner of Love/Youth Takes a Holiday/Don;t Take Home Wtihout It' which aired on October 15, 1983. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) FRED GRANDY;GLORIA DEHAVEN
Gloria Dehaven and June Allyson during 1993 Video Software Dealers Association Convention at Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
GLORIA DEHAVEN -- Pictured: Gloria DeHaven in the 1950s -- (Photo by: Elmer Holloway/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 6: Actress Gloria DeHaven arrives at the California Design College on June 6, 2002 for the 11th Annual Graduation Fashion Show in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by J. Emilio Flores/Getty Images)
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Through DeHaven's six-decade career as a singer-dancer-actress, she performed alongside Hollywood legends like Charlie Chaplin ("Modern Times," 1936), Joan Crawford ("Susan and God," 1940), Lucille Ball ("Best Foot Forward," 1943), Frank Sinatra ("Step Lively," 1944), Mickey Rooney ("Summer Holiday," 1948), Gene Kelly and Judy Garland ("Summer Stock," 1950) and Fred Astaire ("Three Little Words," 1950).

In the latter, she played her own real-life mother, vaudeville star Flora Parker. Her last film appearance was in the 1997 Jack Lemmon-Walter Matthau comedy aboard a cruise ship, "Out to Sea."

Although her past was filled with song-and-dance films, DeHaven made an easy transition into television.

She guest starred on series ranging from westerns ("The Rifleman," "Wagon Train," "Gunsmoke") to family fun ("Flipper," "Fantasy Island," "The Love Boat") to dramas ("Hart to Hart," "Touched by an Angel") to soap operas ("Falcons Crest," "Ryan's Hope").

And, in 1976, she joined the cast of the Norman Lear comedy "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" playing a bisexual CB radio enthusiast.

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26TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS -- New York Ceremony -- Air Date 03/25/1954 -- Pictured: Best Actress winner Audrey Hepburn for 'Roman Holiday', actor Jean Hersholt during the 26th Annual Academy Awards on March 25, 1954 held at the NBC Century Theatre in New York City (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
18th November 1932: From left to right, American film director Frank Borzage (1893-1962) sits with American actors Helen Hayes (1900-1993) and Fredric March (1897 - 1975) at a table during the Academy Awards at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California. Borzage won Best Director for his film, 'Bad Girl.' Hayes won Best Actress for 'The Sin of Madelon Claudet.' March won Best Actor for 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.' (Photo by New York Times Co./Getty Images)
16th March 1934: Left to right: American sound engineer Franklin Hansen, American actor and writer Will Rogers (1879 - 1935) and Scottish-born director Frank Lloyd (1886 - 1960) stand at the podium at the Academy Awards ceremony, Los Angeles, California. Both Hansen and Lloyd won Oscars that year while Rogers played host. (Photo by New York Times Co./Getty Images)
Actress Bette Davis and her husband Harmon Nelson, attending the Academy Awards, where she won the Best Actress award, Hollywood, California, February 27th 1935. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
THE 13TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Bob Hope recipient of special Academy Award for his service and cooperation to and with Hollywood, producer Walter Wanger during the 13th Annual Academy Awards held at the Biltmore Bowl in the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California on February 27, 1941-- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
American actress Hattie McDaniel (1895 - 1952) with her Academy Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement, circa 1945. McDaniel won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in 'Gone With The Wind', making her the first African-American to win an Academy Award. (Photo via John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)
March 1948: Oscar winners at the 1947 Academy Awards. L-R: Best Producer Darryl Zanuck (1902 - 1979) ('Gentleman's Agreement'), Best Actress Loretta Young (1913 - 2000) ('Farmer's Daughter'), Best Supporting Actor Edmund Gwenn (Miracle on 34th Street'), Best Supporting Actress Celeste Holm ('Gentleman's Agreement') and Best Actor Ronald Colman ('A Double Life'). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
A man crouches down to write results from the Academy Awards on a chalk board, late March, 1952. (Photo by Weegee(Arthur Fellig)/International Center of Photography/Getty Images)
Actor Humphrey Bogart holding his Best Actor Oscar for the film 'The African Queen', with presenter Claire Trevor, at the 24th Academy Awards, Los Angeles, March 20th 1952. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
An official from the Japanese consul accepts the Best Foreign Language Oscar for the film 'Rashomon' from actress Leslie Caron, at the 24th Academy Awards, Los Angeles, March 20th 1952. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
25TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS -- NY Ceremony -- AIr Date 03/19/1953 -- Pictured: (l-r) Best Actress winner Shirley Booth for 'Come Back, Little Sheba' at the 25th Annual Academy Awards New York ceremony held at the NBC International Theatre in New York City on March 19, 1953 (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
25TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS -- NY Ceremony -- AIr Date 03/19/1953 -- Pictured: (l-r) Best Actress winner Shirley Booth for 'Come Back, Little Sheba', host/presenter/actor Fredric March at the 25th Annual Academy Awards New York ceremony held at the NBC International Theatre in New York City on March 19, 1953 (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
25TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS -- NY Ceremony -- AIr Date 03/19/1953 -- Pictured: (l-r) actress Piper Laurie, nominee Jose Ferrer, wife/singer Rosemary Clooney at the 25th Annual Academy Awards New York ceremony held at the NBC International Theatre in New York City on March 19, 1953 (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
26TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS -- New York Ceremony -- Air Date 03/25/1954 -- Pictured: Best Actress winner Audrey Hepburn for 'Roman Holiday' during the 26th Annual Academy Awards on March 25, 1954 held at the NBC Century Theatre in New York City (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ACADEMY AWARDS -- 26th Annual Academy Awards - Los Angeles Ceremony -- Air Date 03/25/1954 -- Pictured: The 26th Annual Academy Awards on March 25, 1954 held at the NBC Century Theatre in New York City (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 25: Actress Elizabeth Taylor attends an Academy Awards party at Romanoff's Restaurant with her second husband actor Michael Wilding on March 25, 1954 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 24,1954: Host of the Academy Awards Donald O'Connor poses with winner Donna Reed for Actress in a Supporting Role in Los Angeles,CA.\ (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Film maker Walt Disney (centre), being needs help to hold his record breaking four Oscars, with presenters Elizabeth Taylor (second right) and Michael Wilding (right), at the 26th Academy Awards, March 25th 1954. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
The actress Grace Kelly smiles happily at the camera during the celebrating party held just after the 27th Academy Awards in Romanoff's Restaurant, holding the Oscar in her hands; William Holden, who co-starred with Grace in the movie The Country Girl she were awarded for, as best actress, stands with her, gazing at the prize. USA, March 1955. (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
American actress Grace Kelly (1929 - 1982) attends the Academy Awards at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California, 30th March 1955. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 30: Actors Frank Sinatra and Lauren Bacall attend a party after the Academy Awards on March 30, 1955 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 30, 1955: Cornell Borchers, Actor Rock Hudson and Phyllis Gates attend a Academy Awards in Los Angeles,California.(Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - MARCH 30,1955: Actor Rod Steiger and actress Katy Jurado attend the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,CA. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - MARCH 21, 1956: Actor James Cagney shakes hands with actor Sal Mineo during the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
21st March 1956: American actors Cleo Moore (1928-1973, left) and Jayne Mansfield (1933-1967) display their cleavage while posing in front of an Oscar likeness at the Academy Awards, RKO Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Two actresses standing in front of 'The Perry Como Show' poster at the Academy Awards, March 21st 1956. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 27, 1957: Actors Cary Grant with Betsy Grant attend the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 27: Actress Elizabeth Taylor (right) poses for a portrait backstage at the 29th Academy Awards ceremony which was held at the RKO Pantages Theatre with her third husband producer Mike Todd (who won the best picture Oscar for his film 'Around The World In 80 Days') and best actress winner Ingrid Bergman (for her role in Anastasia) on March 27, 1957 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - MARCH 27,1957: Actress Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher attend the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,CA. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - MARCH 27,1957: Actor Robert Stack and his wife actress Rosemarie Bowe attend the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,CA. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
THE 30TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Miyoshi Umeki winner of Best Supporting Actress for 'Sayonara', Red Buttons Best Supporting Actor for 'Sayonara' during the 30th Annual Academy Awards held at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood Califorinia on March 26, 1958 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 27, 1957: Model Vikki Dougan and Manning Ross attends the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Director David Lean holding his Oscar for the film 'The Bridge on the River Kwai', with presenter Sophia Loren, at the 30th Academy Awards, Los Angeles, March 26th 1958. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Actress Susan Hayward holding her Best Actress Oscar for the film 'I Want to Live!', at the 31st Academy Awards, April 6th 1959. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Actor David Niven kissing his wife as he wins the Best Actor Oscar for the film 'Separate Tables', at the 31st Academy Awards, Los Angeles, April 6th 1959. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, UNITED STATES - APRIL 09: French actress Simone Signoret and American actor Charlton Heston with their trophies at the Academy Awards ceremony, held at the RKO Pantages Theatre, Signoret won Best Actress for her role in 'Room at the Top', while Heston won Best Actor for 'Ben Hur' on April 9, 1960 in Hollywood, United States. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Oscar winners, from left, Peter Ustinov, Shirley Jones, Elizabeth Taylor and Burt Lancaster pose at the 1960 Academy Awards presentations in Santa Monica, Ca., United States on April 17, 1961. Ustinov won best supporting actor for his role in "Spartacus"; Jones won best supporting actress for "Elmer Gantry"; Taylor won best actress for "Butterfield 8"; and Lancaster won best actor for "Elmer Gantry." (AP Photo)
Jimmy Stewart accepts special Oscar voted Gary Cooper, who was unable to attend the Academy presentations on April 17, 1961. (AP Photo)
March 1973: American actor Raquel Welch with date Ron Tolsky at the Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. Welch is wearing a strapless hot pink mini dress with long black gloves and a fur stole. Tolsky is dressed in a velvet jacket over a colorful sweater with bow tie. (Photo by Max B. Miller/Fotos International/Getty Images)
Goldie Hawn during 45th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 27: Entertainers Sonny Bono and Cher attend the Academy Awards ceremony at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 27, 1973 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 27: Liza Minnelli and Gregory Peck attend the party for 45th Annual Academy Awards on March 27, 1973 at the Bistro Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Elizabeth Taylor during 46th Annual Academy Awards - Rehearsals, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Cher (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 2: Twiggy attends 46th Annual Academy Awards on April 2, 1974 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES,CA - APRIL 2,1974: Actress Edy Williams arrives to the 46th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - APRIL 2,1974: Actress Jill Ireland and actor Charles Bronson arrive to the 46th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - APRIL 2,1974: Actress Linda Lovelace with David Winters arrive to the 46th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - APRIL 2,1974: Actress Susan George and singer Jack Jones arrive to the 46th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Singer and actress Liza Minnelli performing with backing dancers at the opening ceremony of the 46th Academy Awards, Los Angeles, April 2nd 1974. (Photo by Wally Eagler/Authenticated News/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
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Anjelica Huston, Jack Nicholson and Fred Astaire during 47th Annual Academy Awards, 1975 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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LOS ANGELES,CA - APRIL 8,1975: Actor Art Carney poses with actress Glenda Jackson backstage after winning 'Best Actor' award during the 47th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES,CA - APRIL 8,1975: Actress Katharine Ross arrives with husband actor Gaetano Lisi to the 47th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - APRIL 8,1975: Actress Lauren Hutton arrives to the 47th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - APRIL 8,1975: Director Francis Ford Coppola pose backstage with his Oscar after winning 'Best Director' and 'Best Picture' award during the 47th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - APRIL 8,1975: Actor Fred Astaire with wife Robyn Smith arrives to the 47th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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George Cukor, Elizabeth Taylor, and Halston during 48th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Music Center in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
THE 48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Show Coverage - Airdate: March 29, 1976. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) BERNADETTE PETERS WITH DANCERS
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LOS ANGELES - MARCH 29: Actress Margaux Hemingway attends the 48th Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1976 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES,CA - MARCH 29,1976: Composer Burt Bacharach with wife actress Angie Dickinson arrive to the 48th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - MARCH 29,1976: Actor George Segal with wife Marion Sobel and kids Polly and Elizabeth arrive to the 48th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - MARCH 29,1976: Actor Jack Nicholson with actress Louise Fletcher pose backstage after winning 'Best Actor' and 'Best Actress' for 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' during the 48th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - MARCH 29,1976: Model Margaux Hemingway with husband Erroll Wetanson arrives to the 48th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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Loretta Young during 54th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Debra Winger and Paul Williams during 54th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES,CA - MARCH 29,1982: Composers Carole Bayer Sager and Burt Bacharach poses backstage after winning 'Best Original Song' during the 54th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - MARCH 29,1982: Actress Jane Fonda with husband Tom Hayden and family poses backstage after accepting her father Henry Fonda 'Best Actor' award during the 54th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
BUENA PARK, CA - APRIL 29: Actress Charlene Tilton attending 17th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 29, 1982 at Knott's Berry Farm in Beuna Park, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
John Williams, Cher and Placido Domingo (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Jessica Lange during 55th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA., United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
THE 55TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Backstage Coverage - Airdate: April 11, 1983. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH, WINNER BEST DIRECTOR FOR 'GANDHI'
THE 55TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Backstage Coverage - Airdate: April 11, 1983. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JOHN ZARITSKY (C), WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FOR 'JUST ANOTHER MISSING KID' WITH PRESENTERS JOBETH WILLIAMS AND DAVID L. WOLPER
THE 55TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Broadcast Coverage - Airdate: April 11, 1983. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) CORNEL WILDE AND JANE RUSSELL, PRESENTERS BEST MAKEUP
THE 55TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Broadcast Coverage - Airdate: April 11, 1983. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) L-R: WILL JENNINGS, BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE AND JACK NITZSCHE, WINNERS BEST ORIGINAL SONG FOR 'UP WHERE WE BELONG' FROM 'AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN'
LOS ANGELES,CA - APRIL 11,1983: Actress Genie Francis with actor Steve Guttenberg arrive to the 55th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - APRIL 11,1983: Actress Meryl Streep with husband Don Gummer arrive to the 55th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Robert Stack and Rosemarie Stack during 56th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Cheech & Chong and wives during 56th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Joan Collins during 56th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Mel Gibson during 56th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
56TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Airdate: April 9, 1984. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JAY BOEKELHEIDE, WINNER BEST SOUND EDITING FOR 'THE RIGHT STUFF' WITH PRESENTER DARYL HANNAH
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 25: Singer/Actress Apollonia Kotero attends the 57th Annual Academy Awards on March 25, 1985 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd/WireImage)
57TH ACADEMY AWARDS - Airdate: March 25, 1985. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) DENIECE WILLIAMS PERFORMING 'LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY' FROM 'FOOTLOOSE'
57TH ACADEMY AWARDS - Airdate: March 25, 1985. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) PRINCE (C), WINNER BEST ORIGINAL SONG SCORE FOR 'PURPLE RAIN'
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