Oscar: Radical Look–Victor Buono, Cathy Burns, Ann-Margret

The list of performers to have benefited from a radical gain/loss of weight is too long to recite in its entirety, so here is a brief sample.

Victor Buono, as a mother-dominated fat boy–and Bette Davis companion and pianist in the horror thriller, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Newcomer Cathy Burns received her first Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress for playing a tormented and bullied overweight girl in Last Summer.

The otherwise sexy and beautiful Ann-Margret gained at least twenty pounds to play Jack Nicholson’s girlfriend in Mike Nichols’ Carnal Knowledge.