Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1933
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Wins Oscar For Playing A Prostitute
Helen Hayes becomes 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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