Oscar: Winters, Shelley in The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank
 
In 1959, Shelley Winters promised to donate her first Oscar (for “The Diary of Anne Frank”) to the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam after Otto Frank, Anne’s father and the family’s only survivor, visited the set and predicted she would win an Oscar.
However, after winning, Winters kept it on a mantel for fifteen years, because she couldn’t bear to part with it—I thought the other one (for A Patch of Blue) would get lonely!” Years later, Winters brought the Oscar in person to Amsterdam. Initially, the statuette was put on public display, but it became such an attraction, with people touching and holding it, that after three days, it was put inside a glass case.