Linda Hunt

Also Credited As:

Lydia Susanna Hunter
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Biography

Despite her diminutive 4-foot, 9-inch frame, actress Linda Hunt emerged as a prominent, Oscar-winning performer in only her second film, playing doomed Chinese-Australian photojournalist Billy Kwan in Peter Weir's "The Year of Living Dangerously" (1982), which marked the first time in Academy Award history that an actor won for playing a character of the opposite sex. Her triumphant win led to a Tony-nominated performance in Arthur Kopit's …
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Born

Lydia Susanna Hunter on 2 April 1945 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA

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