Jane Wyman became the first actor since the silent era to win an Oscar without uttering a word.

Jane Wyman's Oscar acceptance speech is reportedly the shortest on record for Best Actress: "I won this award by keeping my mouth shut and I think I'll do it again." Sir John Mills bowed and said nothing after winning Best Supporting Actor for playing a mute in Ryan's Daughter.

The original Broadway production of "Johnny Belinda" by Elmer Harris opened at the Belasco Theater and ran for 321 performances.