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Longest losing streaks

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Rivers will run uphill, cats and dogs will live together, and Michael Eisner will be Jeffrey Katzenberg’s buddy again. All this will happen now that Susan Lucci, daytime drama’s queen of futility, has finally won her Emmy. And it took her only 19 nominations. With that losing streak over, we look at some other notable droughts.

Actor with the most Oscar nominations and no wins: Peter O’Toole (the 66-year-old has 7 nods)

Actress with the most Oscar nominations and no wins: Deborah Kerr (the 77-year-old has 6 nods)

State that has gone the longest without a Miss America: Connecticut (last crown: 1933)

Baseball team that has gone the longest without a World Championship: Chicago Cubs (last title: 1908)

Longest-running TV show never to have cracked the top 10: Lassie (17 seasons, 1954-71)

Musical artist with the most Top 10 singles but no No. 1’s: James Brown (6 top 10 hits)

Longest drought: For the last 59 years, Arica, Chile, has averaged .03 inch of rain a year

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