Who was the first person to win an Oscar for playing a member of the opposite sex?
The history of the Academic Awards contains a lot of interesting trivia and memorable events. One of the most distinguished and outstanding Oscar winners is the American actress Lydia Susanna Hunter, who was born on the 2nd of April, 1945. She is best known by her stage name Linda Hunt. Every experienced TV viewer remembers her role of Henrietta Lange in the CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles.
Anyway, Hunt's most curious work is her role as the male Chinese-Australian photographer Billy Kwan. For it Hunt won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1983, becoming the first person to win an Oscar for playing a character of the opposite sex.