Mary Badham

Actor, Retail shop employee
With no prior acting experience, Mary Badham won the role of Gregory Peck's tomboy daughter Scout in "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1960) over 2000 other applicants. The novice thespian won praise and earned a Best Supporting ... Read more »
Born: 10/06/1952 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Filmography

Actor (4)

Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill A Mockingbird 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

This Property Is Condemned 1966 (Movie)

Willie Starr (Actor)

Let's Kill Uncle 1965 (Movie)

(Actor)

To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 (Movie)

Scout Finch (Actor)

Biography

With no prior acting experience, Mary Badham won the role of Gregory Peck's tomboy daughter Scout in "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1960) over 2000 other applicants. The novice thespian won praise and earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her naturalistic, unaffected performance. Badham only appeared in two other films, as the narrator who recalls the romantic exploits of her older sister (Natalie Wood) in "This Property Is Condemned" and as a girl who assists an heir outwit his murderous relative in and "Let's Kill Uncle" (both 1966). After a few appearances on TV episodes of shows like "Dr. Kildare" and "Twilight Zone", she retired from acting and moved to a Virginia farm. Her older brother is director John Badham.

Relationships

Henry Badham

Father
after retiring from the US Air Force as a general, became president of the Bessemer Coal, Iron and Land Company

Mary Badham

Mother
English had acted as an amateur in her youth

John Badham

Brother
born August 25, 1939 in Luton, England

EDUCATION

attended high school in Phoenix, Arizona

Milestones

1966

Last film, the comedy thriller "Let's Kill Uncle"

1962

First film as actress, "To Kill a Mockingbird"; earned Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress

Retired from show business

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