Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1953
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Ginny Tremaine in Crossfire 1947
Oscar Nominated For Playing A Prostitute
Not only did Gloria Grahame play a hooker in this film, she received her very first Oscar nomination for this role. This film was based on the book The Brick Foxhole by future Hollywood writer producer Richard Brooks. He who would later direct Shirley Jones in her award winning role as a hooker in Elmer Gantry. In this film her character trolls gin joints looking to pick up drunks for an easy buck.
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