Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1939
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Character Is A Prostitute
Fay Bainter was the first actress to win nominations in both the lead and supporting actress categories in the same year. Nominated for White Banners, she lost the lead actress Oscar to her Jezebel co-star Bette Davis. But she did win supporting actress for her fabulous turn in that same film. Five years earlier she played a hooker in the 1933 Broadway play Move On, Sister. Fay plays the role of Alice Drave. After her boyfriend leaves her, she turns to prostitution to make a living. Years later she is stunned to learn she has inherited her former boyfriend’s entire fortune. Worth millions of dollars. The play only lasted one week.
Fay Bainter in Move On, Sister 1933
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