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Butterfield 8 (1960)

Elizabeth Taylor won the 1960 Best Actress Oscar for her role as a high-class prostitute in Butterfield 8, although most Hollywood observers felt she was really being honoured (two years late) for her performance in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958).

Pressured by her studio to do Butterfield 8 she complained loudly that her character was “nothing but a nymphomaniac”.

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Gloria Wandrous
Elizabeth Taylor
Weston Amsbury Liggett
Laurence Harvey
Steve Carpenter
Eddie Fisher
Emily Liggett
Dina Merrill
Mrs Wandrous
Mildred Dunnock
Mrs Fanny Thurber
Betty Field
Bingham Smith
Jeffrey Lynn
Happy
Kay Medford
Norma
Susan Oliver
Dr Tredman
George Voskovec

Director
Daniel Mann