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Minority Oscar Winners in Major Acting Categories: Mercedes Ruehl

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Jennie Wood

Mercedes Ruehl
Best Actress in a Supporting Role, 1991
Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl became the first Cuban-American to win an Academy Award for her role in The Fisher King. Ruehl also won a Tony for Lost in Yonkers that same year.
Photo source: AP Photo/Bob Galbraith
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