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At the Academy Awards, a South Florida triumph

At the Academy Awards, a South Florida triumph

How much has Courtney Marsh's life changed in the past six weeks? In the manner of Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Winslet, she's under orders to maintain a vital secret: Her attire on Sunday night.

"Who am I wearing? It's so funny, I don't know if I'm allowed to say that," Marsh says, with a laugh. "I think I'm getting the OK today. I'm not even kidding."

In the remarkable denouement of a journey that began more than eight years ago in a back-alley Vietnam hospital filled with children disfigured by Agent Orange, Marsh will walk the red carpet as an Academy Award nominee for her first documentary film, "Chau, Beyond the...

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