Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1932
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Marty Owen in Anna Christie 1930
Character Is A Prostitute
“Anna Christie” is a juicy part many actresses have vied to play, no matter how many times it has been revived for the stage or remade on film. The title character is herself a prostitute. The 1930 movie version starred Greta Garbo as Anna. Marie Dressler plays the supporting role of Marty Owen, the veteran hooker. The younger hooker and the older hooker trade war stories in their scenes together. With Marty telling Anna she will be her “forty years from now.”
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