Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1947
Wins Oscar For Playing A Prostitute
SEX WORKER ROLE
Lorna Hunter Saunders in Three Violent People 1956
Dixie Lee in Cimarron 1960
Cleo in Fools’ Parade 1971
Faye in East of Eden (TV Mini-Series) 1981
First Three Characters Are Hookers. The Last Character Is A Madam.
Anne Baxter became the first actress to win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for playing a prostitute in “The Razor’s Edge.”
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She followed up that part with several more hooker roles – four of them in total.
In 1956 Anne played a reformed prostitute who marries a man for money in “Three Violent People.”
Watch clip of the film “Three Violent People”
Four years later (1960), Anne would play the town prostitute in the epic western “Cimarron.”
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Then in 1971, she starred in “Fools’ Parade” as a down-on-her-luck prostitute named Cleo. All of the characters, including hers, are chasing after a bag of money.
Watch trailer of the film “Fools’ Parade”
Finally, in 1981, Anne would play the proprietress of a local brothel in the TV version of John Stenbeck’s novel “East of Eden.”
Watch clip of the TV miniseries “East of Eden”
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