Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1942
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Myra Lester in Waterloo Bridge 1941
Character Is A Prostitute
The sister of double Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, Joan Fontaine has had her share of rich and diverse roles. Even when she performed in radio dramas. As mentioned in both the Vivien Leigh and Norma Shearer section, Waterloo Bridge is about a ballet dancer turned hooker. This piece of work has been told as a play and three film adaptations. In addition it has also been a radio drama three times. Brian Aherne and Joan Fontaine starred in the 1941 audio version that was a The Screen Guild Theater broadcast.
Listen to the conclusion of the radio drama “Waterloo Bridge”
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