Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1966
Wins Oscar For Playing A Prostitute
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Connie in Cages 1963 & 1985
Both Characters Are Prostitutes
As mentioned in Winters first win for The Diary of Anne Frank, Shelley has played a prostitute five times. Her first two hooker roles have already been mentioned. She followed those prostitute parts by playing another prostitute. Winning an Oscar for the role. As the ultimate mother from hell, she abuses her blind daughter by day and turning tricks by night. Things get worse for the daughter when Shelley’s character finds out she is seeing a black man. Which ruins her plans to pimp out her blind daughter to potential johns.
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For the part of the prostitute in the play Cages, Shelley played the part not once but twice. With over 20 years in between! She first played the role off-Broadway in 1963. 22 years later she reprised the role on the Chicago stage in 1985. In this two act play, the hooker role is featured in the act entitled Snow Angels. The plot revolves around a man named John. He has hired a hooker named Connie. He doesn’t want sex. John wants Connie to dress up and act as a girl he once met in a museum. Then act out certain scenes that only exist in his mind.
Shelley Winters and Jack Warden in Cages 1963.
Go to Shelley Winters The Diary of Anne Frank 1960 to read her other prostitute role.
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