Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1951
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Fantine in Law and the Man 1906
Character Is A Prostitute
In one of her earliest roles, a then 19 year-old Josephine Sherwood made her Broadway debut in 1906. She played the role of Fantine in a straight dramatic version of “Les Miserables”, entitled Law and the Man. As Fantaine, her character falls into prostitution in order to survive. Off-stage Josephine would marry Shelley Hull and take his surname as her professional name.
Watch clip of Anne Hathaway in her Oscar winning performance as Fantine
in the 2012 film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Les Miserables”
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