awards & nominations

You Don't Know Jack (2010)

Brenda Vaccaro as "Margo Janus"

Controversy and legal problems follow Dr. Jack Kevorkian (Al Pacino) as he advocates assisted suicide.

Emmy (Primetime) (2010)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Once Is Not Enough (1975)

Brenda Vaccaro as "Linda Riggs"

Has-been producer Mike Wayne (Kirk Douglas) marries rich closeted lesbian Deirdre Granger (Alexis Smith) in an attempt to regain his financial footing. When his daughter, January (Deborah Raffin), returns home after recuperating from a motorcycle accident, she resents the new woman in her father's life, doubting that there is any real love in the marriage. She then takes up with Tom Colt (David Janssen), a famous but alcoholic writer who is close in age to her father.

Academy Award (1975)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1975)WonBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Brenda Vaccaro as "Shirley"

Convinced of his irresistible appeal to women, Texas dishwasher Joe Buck (Jon Voight) quits his job and heads for New York City, thinking he'll latch on to some rich dowager. New York, however, is not as hospitable as he imagined, and Joe soon finds himself living in an abandoned building with a Dickensian layabout named Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman). The two form a rough alliance, and together they kick-start Joe's hustling career just as Ratso's health begins to deteriorate.

Golden Globe (1969)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture