Oscars through the decades: Look back at the Academy Awards in 1999, 1989, 1979...

The Academy has certainly tried to evolve over the years, although its latest attempts were a bit short-sighted: This year alone, the Oscars introduced (and then un-introduced) a new category, yanked major categories off the air (and then put them back on), and cut live musical performances (and then added them back in).

All things considered, you can't blame the Academy for trying to mix things up. The world has changed dramatically over the past 50 years, but when we look back at past Oscars, so much has stayed the same.

Take this year's Oscars pool. Most bets are on Glenn Close to take home the Best Actress statue (she won the Golden Globe for her role in "The Wife" earlier this year). Three full decades ago, in 1989, she was up for the exact same award, duking it out against fellow nominee Meryl Streep.

Of course, there are plenty of notable differences, some more crucial than others. We're more than happy to say goodbye to some not-so-nice figures from Hollywood past and fashion trends that should never be resurrected -- and it's also exciting to see young stars' first moments in the spotlight.

20 years ago: 71st Academy Awards, 1999

Big shots: Wearing the pink Ralph Lauren dress that became one of her most famous looks of all time, Best Actress winner Gwyneth Paltrow ruled the night. Unfortunately (in retrospect), the evening also marked a career high for the now-disgraced Harvey Weinstein, who produced Paltrow's "Shakespeare in Love"; it was the most-nominated film of the night and took home Best Picture with a slew of other awards. (Enjoy the nice memory, Harvey.) Paltrow beat out Meryl Streep for the coveted statue.

Fortunately, most of the stars on the 1999 red carpet are still in good standing with the public: It was a young Matt Damon's second time at the Academy Awards while Meryl Streep was making her umpteenth appearance. As for celebrity couples, Tom Hanks arrived with wife Rita Wilson (they've now been married more than 30 years!) and a newly-out Ellen DeGeneres had Anne Heche on her arm.

Up-and-comer of the night: It's gotta be Jennifer Lopez, who miraculously looks exactly the same two decades ago as she does today. By 1999, although she'd been acting for several years, she'd only just become a true regular on the awards show circuit.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: French Canadian singer and businesswoman Celine Dion poses for a portrait during The 71st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals on March 21, 1999 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Davis/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Gwyneth Paltrow arrives. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA- MARCH 21: Actors Billy Bob Thorton and Laura Dern at the 71st Annual Academy Awards, March 21, 1999 In Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images)
Actor Matt Damon attends the 71st Annual Academy Awards Pre-Party Hosted by Miramax Films on March 20, 1999 at Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Jennifer Lopez during 71st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA- MARCH 21: Comedian Ellen DeGeneres (R) and Actor Anne Heche at the 71st Annual Academy Awards, March 21,1999 In Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images)
Drew Barrymore and Ed Norton during 71st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA- MARCH 21: Actor Tom Hanks and singer Rita Wilson at the 71st Annual Academy Awards, March 21,1999 In Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: Actor Alec Baldwin and wife, actress Kim Basinger arrive before the 71st Annual Academy Awards on March 21, 1999 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Davis/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA- MARCH 21: Musician Steve Tyler and Cyrinda Foxe at the 71st Annual Academy Awards, March 21,1999 In Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA- MARCH 21: Actor Meryl Streep at the 71st Annual Academy Awards, March 21, 1999 In Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images)e
Actress Annette Bening and actor Warren Beatty attend the 71st Annual Academy Awards on March 21, 1999 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA- MARCH 21: Actor Catherine Zeta-Jones at the 71st Annual Academy Awards, March 21, 1999 In Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA- MARCH 21: Actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell at the 71st Annual Academy Awards, March 21, 1999 In Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA- MARCH 21: Actor Helen Hunt at the 71st Annual Academy Awards, March 21, 1999 In Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA- MARCH 21: Actor Drew Barrymore at the 71st Annual Academy Awards, March 21,1999 In Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA- MARCH 21: Singer Mariah Carey at the 71st Annual Academy Awards, March 21, 1999 In Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: Actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck attend The 71st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals on March 21, 1999 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Davis/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Jennifer Lopez arrives. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Actress Jane Seymour attends 56th Annual Academy Awards on January 24, 1999 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
(Original Caption) Val Kilmer arrives with his girlfriend. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Brendan Fraser arrives with his wife. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Actress Lisa Kudrow arrives. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Christina Ricci arrives. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Steven Spielberg with his wife Kate Capshaw. (Photo by Siemoneit/Sygma via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: Singer Mariah Carey arrives before The 71st Annual Academy Awards on March 21, 1999 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Davis/Getty Images)
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30 years ago: 61st Academy Awards, 1989

Big shots: This was a big year for the Best Actress pool: Jodie Foster ultimately beat out Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver. Whew! Also making waves were unexpected couple Drew Barrymore and Corey Feldman, both barely graduates of the "child star" population.

PDA was in no short supply: Goldie Hawn cuddled up to Kurt Russell while Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett kissed for the cameras.

Up-and-comer of the night: It would be nearly another decade before Sarah Jessica Parker would land her career-defining role in "Sex and the City," but with Robert Downey Jr. on her arm, the 20-something made it clear she was here to stay.

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American Actress Meryl Streep, at the 1989 Academy Awards. (Photoshot/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES CA - MARCH 29: Actress Jodie Foster arrives and is interviewed before winning the Oscar for best actress in the film 'The Accused'.at the 61st Annual Academy Awards March 29, 1989 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California (Photo By Paul Harris/Getty Images)
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn during 61st Annual Academy Awards - Pressroom at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
American Actress Melanie Griffith, at the 1989 Academy Awards. (Photoshot/Getty Images)
Drew Barrymore and Corey Feldman during 61st Annual Academy Awards - Governor's Ball at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr during 61st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
American Actor Kiefer Sutherland, at the 1989 Academy Awards. (Photoshot/Getty Images)
Actor Michael Caine and wife Shakira Caine attend 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Candice Bergen and mother Frances Bergen attend the 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Musician Carly Simon attends the 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Sharon Wyatt attends 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Dustin Hoffman and actor Tom Cruise attend the 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
American Actor Ryan O'neal with girlfriend FARRAH FAWCETT, at the 1989 Academy Awards. (Photoshot/Getty Images)
Actress Mimi Rogers and actor Tom Cruise attend the 61st Annual Academy Awards After Party Hosted by Irving 'Swifty' Lazar on March 29, 1989 at Spago in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Jacqueline Bisset and Vincent Perez during 61st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Donna Rice attends 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Patrick Swayze and wife Lisa Niemi attend 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
American actor Kim Novak poses on the red carpet at the Academy Awards, Shrine Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, April 29, 1989. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - APRIL 10: Actor Patrick Duffy and wife Carlyn attend the 24th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 10, 1989 at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
American Actress Jodie Foster, at the 1989 Academy Awards. (Photoshot/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 29: Actress Martha Plimpton and actor River Phoenix attend the 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd/WireImage)
Tippi Hedren during 61st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Bo Derek during 61st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Brian Robbins, Holly Robinson and Dolores Robinson (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans during 61st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Tom Selleck during 61st Annual Academy Awards - Pressroom at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
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40 years ago: 51st Academy Awards, 1979

Big shots: You guessed it -- Meryl Streep was up for one of the night's biggest awards, although it was Best Supporting Actress, not Best Actress. That top category was won by Jane Fonda, who hugged Best Actor winner Jon Voight as the photographers snapped away. A mustached Christopher Walken looked quite different than he does today, but Steve Martin is still impressively recognizable even in 40-year-old photos.

Up-and-comer of the night: A teenage Brooke Shields, with her crimped hair and flower crown, appeared at the '79 Oscars just months before she'd become Vogue's youngest-ever cover model. (She was 14!) She would also ignite major controversy as the underage yet sexed-up face of Calvin Klein jeans.

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Brooke Shields (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
THE 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Presentation Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RAQUEL WELCH;DEAN MARTIN
(Original Caption) 4/9/1979-Hollywood, CA: Actress Meryl Streep arrives at the Music Center for the Academy Award presentations.
THE 51ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Backstage Show Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JON VOIGHT;JANE FONDA
(Original Caption) This is a close up of actress Audrey Hepburn as she attended the Academy Awards.
American actor Raquel Welch attends the Academy Awards ceremony, wearing a blue evening dress and gold necklace, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the L.A. Music Center, Los Angeles, California, April 9, 1979. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)
Actress Valerie Perrine attends the 51st Annual Academy Awards on April 9, 1979 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Steve Martin during 51st Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the L.A. Music Center in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actors Margot Kidder and Christopher Reeve attend the 51st Annual Academy Awards on April 9, 1979 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actor Ricky Schroder attends the 51st Annual Academy Awards on April 2, 1979 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
TV Personality David Frost and Actress Carol Lynley attend the 51st Annual Academy Awards on April 9, 1979 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken during 51st Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the L.A. Music Center in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 9: Actress Valerie Perrine attending 51st Annual Academy Awards on April 9, 1979 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Raquel Welch (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
THE 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Presentation Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) DAVID L. WOLPER;MIA FARROW
LOS ANGELES, CA - 1980: Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field is photographed on the red carpet of the 1980 Los Angeles, California, Academy Awards ceremonies. Field won the Academy Award for Best Actress in the 1979 film 'Norma Rae.' (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) 4/10/1979-Hollywood, CA-Actress Jane Fonda wears a giant smile, as she holds her Oscar for 'Best Actress in a Leading Role,' which she won at the 51st annual Academy Awards, for her role in 'Coming Home.'
Actress Margot Kidder attends the 51st Annual Academy Awards on April 9, 1979 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
THE 51ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Backstage Show Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) LAUREN BACALL;OLIVER STONE
BEVERLY HILLS,CA - APRIL 9: Actress Ginger Rogers attends the 51st Annual Academy Awards After Party Hosted by Irving 'Swifty' Lazar on April 9, 1979 at The Bistro in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 9: Kim Novak attends 51st Annual Academy Awards on April 9, 1979 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
THE 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Presentation Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) DONNA SUMMER
Actor Peter Falk and wife Shera Danese attend Swifty Lazar's Party for 51st Annual Academy Awards on April 9, 1979 at Bistro Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Brooke Shields (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
THE 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Presentation Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) ROBIN WILLIAMS
THE 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Presentation Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JON VOIGHT
Steve Martin during 51st Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the L.A. Music Center in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
THE 51ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Backstage Show Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) GIORGIO MORODER;RAQUEL WELCH
THE 51ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Backstage Show Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JANE FONDA;SHIRLEY MACLAINE
Diane Keaton and Warren Beatty during 51st Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the L.A. Music Center in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Christopher Walken (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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50 years ago: 41st Academy Awards, 1969

Big shots: Barbra Streisand and Katherine Hepburn both won Best Actress -- yes, there can be a tie! Musical entertainment for the evening came from Aretha Franklin, and actress Natalie Wood sparkled in a crystal-encrusted black dress. 

Up-and-comer of the night: That's Mel Brooks, who took home a Best Screenplay statue for "The Producers." It was the very first film he ever directed.

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Natalie Wood during Academy Awards Governor's Ball at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
(Original Caption) Los Angeles: Gig Young (left) holds Oscar he won for 'best supporting actor of 1969' for his role in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? during Academy Awards Ceremonies here. With him is actress Raquel Welch, who accepted award for absent Goldie Hawn, best supporting actress (Cactus Flower).
41ST ACADEMY AWARDS - Airdate: April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) BARBRA STREISAND, WINNER BEST ACTRESS FOR 'FUNNY GIRL'
41ST ACADEMY AWARDS - Airdate: April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) PRESENTER NATALIE WOOD
41ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Pre-Show Arrivals - Airdate: April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) GENE WILDER WITH WIFE MARY JOAN SCHUTZ
41ST ACADEMY AWARDS - Airdate: April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) PRESENTER JANE FONDA
41ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Pre-Show Arrivals - Airdate: April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) HUGH O'BRIAN WITH DATE
Actress Senta Berger and husband Michael Verhoeven attend 41st Annual Academy Awards on April 14, 1969 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles, CA - April 1969: Aretha Franklin performing at the 41st Annual Academy Awards, April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 14: Actor Robert Culp and date attending 'Academy Awards Party' on April 14, 1969 at the Bistro in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actor Walter Matthau and actress Maureen Stapleton pose for photographs backstage at the 41st Annual Academy Awards on April 14, 1969 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
41ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Pre-Show Arrivals - Airdate: April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) ANNE BAXTER WITH HUSBAND RANDOLPH GALT
Actress Dorothy Lamour and date attend 41st Annual Academy Awards on April 14, 1969 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
(Original Caption) John Wayne received the 'Best Actor of 1969' Oscar for his role in 'True Grit.' Presenting the award at the 42nd annual presentation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences here April 7 is actress-singer Barbra Streisand, last year's 'Best Actress' winner. She is shown kissing Wayne on the cheek.
41ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Show Coverage - Airdate: April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) DIAHANN CARROLL, PRESENTER HONORARY AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CHOREOGRAPHY
(Original Caption) 4/14/69-Los Angeles, CA- Barbra Streisand holds her 'Oscar' after she was named co-winner of the Best Actress Award in the 41st Annual Academy Awards. Streisand and Katharine Hepburn made Academy history with the dual award.
41ST ACADEMY AWARDS - Airdate: April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) DANCER PAULA KELLY
(Original Caption) Los Angeles: Barbra Streisand stumbles and tears her 'see through' gown as she goes up the steps to receive her share of the Best Actress Award at the 41st Annual Academy Awards.
41ST ACADEMY AWARDS - Airdate: April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RUTH GORDON, WINNER BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS FOR 'ROSEMARY'S BABY'
41ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Behind-the-Scenes Coverage - Airdate: April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) GREGORY PECK, ACADEMY PRESIDENT AND BEST ORIGINAL SCORE PRESENTER
41ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Show Coverage - Airdate: April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) PRESENTERS BURT LANCASTER AND ROSALIND RUSSELL
41ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Show Coverage - Airdate: April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) PRESENTER NATALIE WOOD
41ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Show Coverage - Airdate: April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) PRESENTER NATALIE WOOD
41ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Pre-Show Arrivals - Airdate: April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) ROBERT STACK AND WIFE ROSEMARIE
41ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Backstage Coverage - Airdate: April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) LYUDMILA SAVELEVA, ACCEPTING AWARD FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM FOR 'WAR AND PEACE'
41ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Backstage Coverage - Airdate: April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) MARTHA RAYE, RECIPIENT OF JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD WITH PRESENTER BOB HOPE
41ST ACADEMY AWARDS - Coverage of Arrivals at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - Airdate: April 14, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) ROALD DAHL;PATRICIA NEAL
Mama Cass Elliot attends 41st Annual Academy Awards on April 14, 1969 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Joan Collins during 41st Annual Academy Awards After Party at The Bistro in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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