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Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)

Joanne Woodward as "Rita Walden"

Middle-aged, middle-class New Yorker Rita Walden (Joanne Woodward), already prone to depression and nightmares, is thrown into an emotional tailspin by the sudden death of her mother (Sylvia Sidney). Settling her mother's estate dredges up memories of her idyllic childhood on the family farm, and of her adolescent crush on one of the farm workers, a painful contrast to her strained relationships with her two grown children and her war-haunted optometrist husband, Harry (Martin Balsam).

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974) Won Actress
Academy Award (1973) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1973) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Rachel, Rachel (1968)

Joanne Woodward as "Rachel Cameron"

Written off as a spinster, 35-year-old schoolteacher Rachel Cameron (Joanne Woodward) lives with her widowed mother above a funeral parlor in rural Connecticut. Repressed by the community and given to despondency, Rachel spends her time daydreaming, buoyed by her lesbian best friend, Calla (Estelle Parsons). A religious experience begins a subtle awakening in Rachel, and when a childhood friend returns to town for his father's funeral, she experiences real, driving passion.

Academy Award (1968) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1968) Nominated Actress
Golden Globe (1968) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

A New Kind of Love (1963)

Joanne Woodward as "Samantha "Sam" Blake/Mimi"

A newsman (Paul Newman) sees a homely fashion buyer (Joanne Woodward) on the way to Paris, then sees her again with a whole new look.

Golden Globe (1963) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy

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