Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1970
SEX WORKER ROLE
Dawn Devine in The Heist 1971
Amanda Quaid / Duchess Swansbury in The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox 1976
Both Characters Are Prostitutes
The title used for this film consists of only one symbol, a dollar sign “$.” To avoid confusion surrounding the single dollar sign, I’ve used the other title this film is known for; “The Heist.” This movie stars Warren Beatty as a security expert who decides to rob a bank. He tries to pull off this robbery by using his status as a trusted insider within the company. Goldie Hawn plays Dawn Devine, a bubbly, upbeat hooker. She is also his accomplice in their efforts to loot the joint. However, they encounter several comical roadblocks, including a 20-minute chase scene at the film’s end.
Watch a clip from the film “$ Dollars” aka “The Heist”
Five years later, Goldie would again play a prostitute in the western “The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox.” Hawn plays Amanda Quaid, a saloon performer, and hooker tired of turning tricks. She wants to escape her former life, so she poses as a Duchess to snag a rich Mormon husband. However, her plan goes off the rails when she gets involved with a card shark who has swindled $40,000.00.
Watch a clip from the film “The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox “
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