Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1937
SEX WORKER ROLE
Marge Williams in Isle of Forgotten Sins 1943
Character Is A Brothel Madam
Gale Sondergaard in Isle of Forgotten Sins 1943
1937 introduced a new acting category – Outstanding Performance by Supporting Actors. The first winner of the Supporting Actress Oscar was Gale Sondergaard. Six years following her win, she would star in the film “Isle of Forgotten Sins.” Gale plays the role of a madam by the name of Marge Williams. Her character presides over a brothel (Isle of Forgotten Sins – the same name as this film). She meets two fortune hunters looking for a 3 Million cargo of gold. Naturally, Marge wants in on the action, which is when complications arise for all three characters.
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