Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1954
SEX WORKER ROLE
Wins Oscar For Playing A Prostitute
“From Here to Eternity” follows three soldiers and the women in their lives. Donna Reed plays Lorene Burke, a prostitute who yearns to escape her dreary existence of turning tricks – dreaming of a husband and family, complete with the white picket fence. She is so close to her dreams, as she falls in love with one of the soldiers. But tragically, he is killed in the line of duty. Devastated, Lorene decides to leave the sex-trade profession and begin a new life in the hopes of finding happiness.
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