Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1953
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Annie Duval in Coastwise 1931
Character Is A Prostitute
In the Broadway play “Coastwise,” Shirley plays a hooker with a heart of gold. Where have we heard that one before? One day she encounters a homeless man from England. She takes him in and gets him all cleaned up. Once rehabilitated, the English man asks Annie to go with him to England. She declines, knowing she will never fit into upper English society. Guess the character of Annie never read “Pygmalion” by Bernard Shaw. No footage of this play exists online.
Shirley Booth in 1931
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