- OSCAR WINNER:
- Best Actress - Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn won the "Best Actress" Oscar for her performance in this memorable comedy-drama about a widowed mother suddenly forced to take charge of her own life.
Director Martin Scorcese guides a wonderful cast including the very young future Academy Award-winner Jodie Foster, singer-actor Kris Kristofferson, Harvey Keitel and Oscar-nominee Diane Ladd.
In the early portions of the film, Alice works as a waitress at a diner owned by "Mel" (Vic Tayback), and these scenes served as the springboard for the popular Seventies' TV sit-com, "Alice."