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This actor/writer/director preferred to play clarinet with his friends than attend the 1977 Oscars
She was appearing on Broadway when she won Best Actress in 1962 for The Miracle Worker
This famous band had split up by the time they won Best Original Song Score
He found a Best Actor Oscar in 1972 an offer he could refuse, protesting at Hollywood's portrayal of native Americans
This actress was appearing on Broadway the night she won an Oscar for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
This English actor could not accpet his award for Hannah and Her Sisters becasue he was filming Jaws: The Revenge
Filming in Mexico prevented this actor from accepting his Best Actor award for High Noon
An actress who stayed at home, suffering nerves and listening via radio as she won an Oscar for Mildred Pierce
This actor was filming in Europe when he won a supporting Oscar for The Godfather Part II
This actor did not attend to collect his award for Being There because he felt sure he wouldn't win
Aged 76, this actor could not accept his award for On Golden Pond due to illness
Having retired from acting in 1941, this Swedish superstar did not bother to accept her honorary Oscar in 1954, presumably because she still wanted ''to be alone''.
This knighted Englishman did not accept his award for Arthur, stating he detested ''all that mutual congratulation baloney and the invidious comparisons which they invoke.''
A blonde actress who was filming in London when she won a supporting award for Cactus Flower
The only four-time Oscar winner for acting, she claimed she did not believe in prizes.
This actress opted to stay at home and listen to the awards on the radio as she ended up winning for A Streetcar Named Desire
English actress who did not collect her two Oscars in the 1970s, stating, ''If there was a winner, it was the people who voted for me.''
Another English actress, she was appearing on Broadway with her husband Laurence Olivier when she won an Oscar in 1951
Italian actress who stated, ''I thought, 'If they do give it to me, I'm going to faint among the audience. So, it's better to faint at home.'''
Having lost with six previous nominations, this actor did not attend the 1986 awards for fear he might jinx himself again.
This director was unable to attend the 2002 ceremony due to having fled America in 1978 to avoid facing rape charges
Starring in Patton, this actor also tried to have his nomination revoked, saying he did not wish to compete for awards with his contemporaries
This future dame was appearing in a play in London when she won Best Actress in 1969 for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
This actress was persuaded by husband Richard Burton not to attend because he was afraid of losing. They were both nominated for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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