Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1971
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Madelon Claudet in The Sin of Madelon Claudet 1933
Wins Oscar For Playing A Prostitute
Helen Hayes was the second actress to win an Academy Award for playing a prostitute. Adapted from the play The Lullaby, it tells the story of a woman wrongly accused of a crime. She is sent to prison to serve her time. Upon her release she must resort to theft and prostitution in order to support not only herself, but her son as well.
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