Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1969
SEX WORKER ROLE
Little Old Lady in Saturday Night Live 1977
Character Is A Prostitute
Guest hosting “Saturday Night Live” in 1977, Ruth played an elderly streetwalker. It was spoofing the dramatic TV movie “Little Ladies of the Night.” The film explored teenage prostitution and generated record-high ratings when it aired in 1977. SNL decided to do their take of the movie in a sketch entitled “Little Old Ladies of the Night.” Unfortunately, no clips of this sketch are available online as “Saturday Night Live” is very strict about protecting its copyright. You’ll have to purchase the SNL DVD of their 1977 season to see this sketch for yourself.
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