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Oscar Dreams Never Fade Away

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Oscar Dreams Never Fade Away

Oscar Dreams Never Fade Away

Oscar Dreams Never Fade Away

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Commentator Jake Halpern, author of the book Fame Junkies, introduces us to Hal Riddle, a character actor who never quite made it in Hollywood. He lives in an old-age home for actors, but he's still looking for his big break. He says that if there was a part for an elderly mute in a wheelchair, he could do it — and even win an Academy Award.