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Oscars: 1955 best picture 'Marty' conquered love, TV and film
Oscars: 1955 best picture 'Marty' conquered love, TV and film

"Ma, sooner or later, there comes a point in a man's life where he's gotta face some facts. And one fact I gotta face is that, whatever it is that women like, I ain't got it." — Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine) in the 1955 Oscar winner "Marty" On May 24, 1953, NBC's "Goodyear Television Playhouse" aired Paddy Chayefsky's transcendent drama "Marty," starring Rod Steiger as a lonely Bronx butcher who finds love with a shy, plain woman (Nancy Marchand). Running just 51 minutes, the live telecast directed by Delbert Mann became one of the triumphs of the Golden Age of television in the 1950s. The 1955 film version did even...

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