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updated 03/12/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/12/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

Back in 1947, what were the odds that two stars of that season's landmark production of Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire would be contending for Oscars—five decades later? Well, it's 1990, and Jessica Tandy, the original Blanche DuBois, is a Best Actress nominee for her performance in Driving Miss Daisy, which received nine nominations. Meanwhile, Marlon Brando (Stanley Kowalski) is up for Best Supporting Actor for his role in A Dry White Season. If Tandy, now 80, triumphs, she'll be the oldest to win either a Best Actress or Actor statuette (see Screen, below). And if Tom (Born on the Fourth of July) Cruise, 27, or Kenneth (Henry V) Branagh, 29, takes the Best Actor honors, he'll be the youngest winner ever in that category.



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