Academy Awards 2016: 22 Youngest Winners and Nominees

#21. Ann Blyth

Age at Awards Show: 17 years, 6 months, 19 days old
Award: Actress in a Supporting Role (1946) for “Mildred Pierce”
Result: Nominee

Ann Blyth, a performer from an early age, excelled at radio and stage work before she was noticed by a director in Los Angeles during a play tour. After her role in “Mildred Pierce,” Blyth went on to become a popular leading lady in Hollywood productions. Her trained soprano voice impressed the musical stage, her focus after largely retiring from films. During the 1970s she was the spokesperson for Hostess Cupcakes.