Goddess, The: Paddy Chayefsky’s Tale, Starring Kim Stanley as Sex Symbol

Kim Stanley plays a sex symbol in John Cromwell’s The Goddess, a 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 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 Kramer’s The Defiant Ones.