Will thesp attend the Oscars?

On February 14th, the Academy issued a statement from prexy Frank Pierson: “We have hoped from the very first that Mr. O’Toole would be present March 23 to accept his honorary Oscar, and now it looks like that may indeed happen and we couldn’t be happier.”

Later that day, O’Toole’s manager Johnnie Planco declined to confirm the statement, saying the matter is being kept a surprise.

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