People: Jan. 24, 1983

In the film Frances, a studio mogul leans toward Jessica Lange, 33, playing the troubled actress Frances Farmer, and proffers a word of advice: "You're an actress, and your job is to act, tootsie." The studio boss knew his stuff. In Tootsie, Lange floored almost everyone with her smoky vulnerability. And so, with two of the most highly praised performances of the past year, she is an odds-on favorite to garner two Academy Award nominations next month, the first double designate in four decades. Back on the arm of her longtime beau Mikhail...

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