Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1929
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Wins Oscar For Playing A Prostitute
It’s quite fitting that the first female recipient of an acting Oscar, would win for playing a prostitute. In actuality those first Oscars were awarded for a performers yearly body of work. In subsequent years, Oscars would be awarded for a single performance. Janet Gaynor won her Oscar for three roles. One of which was playing a hooker in Street Angel. The other two movies she won the Oscar for was Sunrise and 7th Heaven.
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