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What Academy Award nominated actress gave birth to a daughter with birth defects caused by congenital rubella syndrome (CRS)?

  1. Meryl Streep
  2. Gene Tierney
  3. Susan Sarandon
  4. Gwyneth Paltrow

Supplementary information: The correct answer is B. While pregnant, Gene Tierney was infected with rubella after an infected fan hugged her. Gene’s infection passed to the baby, causing congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) as a result. The baby was born prematurely with cataracts, mental retardation and deafness.

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