Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1995
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire 1992 & 1995
Emmy Nominated For Playing A Prostitute
Jessica Lange is the only actress to have played a prostitute in all three mediums: film, television and the stage. She is also a double Oscar winner. Her work in Frances was discussed in her first Oscar win. Here we discuss her work in A Streetcar Names Desire. A role she has played both on Broadway and on Television. There is much debate among scholars as to whether the character of Blanche should be considered a prostitute. The pros and cons have been written about in the Jessica Tandy entry. Unlike the film version starring Vivien Leigh, this TV adaptation remained faithful to the play. Jessica received an Emmy nomination for her interpretation of Blanche in 1996.
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Jessica Lange was Oscar Nominated for playing a hooker.
Go to Jessica Lange Tootsie 1983 to read her Oscar nominated prostitute role.
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