Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1981
Plays Character Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Lynda Dummar in Melvin and Howard
Wins Oscar For Playing A Stripper
Mary Steenburgen wins the Oscar for playing a flaky housewife who decides to pursue a career as a stripper to express herself. She does have a nude scene where she bears all. Yet the scene in question does not take place on the stage when she is stripping.
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