Oscar Movies: Goddess, The–By Paddy Chayefsky

Kim Stanley is miscast as a sex symbol in John Cromwell’s fable-like tale of a neglected girl (Patty Duke) who becomes a movie star, only to be deluded by Hollywood as a dream factory.

Elements of the cliché script are based on the lives of Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, and Jean Harlow.

 

Oscar Nominations: 1

Story and Screenplay (Original): Paddy Chayefsky

 

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winners were Harold Jacob Smith and Nedrick Young (who used the pseudonym Nathan E. Douglas) for The Defiant Ones.