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Stuttering in 'Oscar'

May 18, 1991

In Touchstone Pictures' film "Oscar," a minor character played by Eddie Bracken stutters quite severely; he plays a low-life informant.

The biggest laugh from the audience comes when the phone is rudely hung up on the stutterer in the middle of a word he is trying to say. This is certainly inappropriate behavior. I hope the public does not start doing this in real life for laughs.

I would hope that Touchstone and Disney Studios do not support this kind of behavior, and we look to them to do something publicly to combat this from happening.

IRA ZIMMERMAN

National Stuttering Project

San Juan Capistrano

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