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36 Ratings

The Actress

Directed by George Cukor
United States, 1953
Biography, Drama, Comedy


Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her his seaman’s spyglass to sell as she heads for New York City.

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The Actress Directed by George Cukor

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1954 | Nominee: Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

National Board of Review

1953 | Winner: Best Actress

BAFTA Awards

1954 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actor

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