Shelley Winters A Patch of Blue 1966

Shelley Winters as Rose-ann D’Arcy in A Patch of Blue
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1966

Shelley Winters A Patch of Blue 1966
Shelley Winters A Patch of Blue 1966

Wins Oscar For Playing A Prostitute

Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry

Connie in Cages 1963 & 1985

Both Characters Are Prostitutes

Shelley Winters in A Patch of Blue 1966 and Cages 1963 & 1985
Shelley Winters in A Patch of Blue 1966 and Cages 1963 & 1985

As mentioned in Winters first win for “The Diary of Anne Frank,” Shelley has played a prostitute five times. She followed those prostitute parts by playing another prostitute, winning an Oscar for her role in “A Patch of Blue.” As the ultimate mother from hell, the character abuses her blind daughter by day and turns tricks by night. Things get worse for the daughter when Shelley’s character finds out she is seeing a black man, which ruins her plans to pimp out her blind daughter to potential johns.


Watch the trailer of the film “A Patch of Blue”

For the part of the prostitute in the play “Cages,” Shelley played this part not once but twice. With over 20 years in between! She first played the role off-Broadway in 1963. Twenty-two years later she reprised the character on the Chicago stage in 1985. In the act entitled “Snow Angels.” a John hires a hooker, not for sex, but to play a role. He wants the hooker to dress up and act like a girl he once met in a museum. Then act out certain scenes that only exist in his mind.

Shelley Winters and Jack Warden in Cages 1963
Shelley Winters and Jack Warden in Cages 1963.

Go to Shelley Winters The Diary of Anne Frank 1960 to read her other prostitute role.

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