Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1973
SEX WORKER ROLE
Goldie in Hello, From Bertha 1961
Doxie in A Cup of Change 1987
First Character As A Madam. The Second Character Is A Prostitute
In 1961 Eileen appeared in the PBS series “Play of the Week,” an anthology series showcasing different playwrights’ productions. Her contribution was “Four by Tennessee,” a series of four short plays by Tennessee Williams. Her segment was “Hello, From Bertha” from the Tennessee Williams collection of short plays from “27 Wagons Full Of Cotton.” Eileen played a Madam trying to evict a sick prostitute from her brothel because she wasn’t pulling in her weight by not turning enough tricks.
1987 found Eileen Heckart appearing in “A Cup of Change” presented at the White Barn Theatre in Connecticut. This play by Robert Perring focused on three women in a nursing home. Eileen plays Doxie, a former prostitute who happens to be celebrating her 61st birthday. Doxie interacts with a fellow resident and a nurse. As the day progresses, each character reveals a loss they have endured.
To read more about this prostitute role & other Oscar-winning actresses playing a hooker, please continue perusing
If you know of this actress playing more than one prostitute role, please tweet to me and let me know! I’ll gladly add it to the page here. My Twitter handle is at the top of this page.