Shelley Winters
Actress
Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters was an American actress who appeared in dozens of films, as well as on stage and television; her career spanned over 50 years until her death in 2006. Winters won Academy Awards for her acting in The Diary of Anne Frank and A Patch of Blue, and is also remembered for her roles in A Place in the Sun, The Big Knife, Lolita, The Night of the Hunter, Alfie, and The Poseidon Adventure.
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Filipino grabs an Oscar–literally - Inquirer.net
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The exhibit included the Oscar statuette Shelley Winters got for portraying one of the characters in George Stevens' film adaptation. Every time Franklin would pass by the Oscar trophy, he imagined himself winning the award—he even had an outfit and
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Ghost Hunting with SAGAPS at The Historic Gadsden Hotel - Paranormal Old Pueblo
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Named after the Gadsden Purchase, notable guests of this “grand lady” have been Pancho Villa, actors Shelley Winters and Lee Marvin, as well as almost every Arizona governor. It's not only the old world luxury that makes the Gadsden Hotel so appealing
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TV: What to Watch - Omaha World-Herald
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Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters star in this drama about an ambitious young man who wins an heiress's heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend's pregnancy. The CSIs investigate the death of a college student apparently
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This Week in Movie History: 'A Place in the Sun' Lights Up Theaters - Moviefone (blog)
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As Alice, the third leg of the triangle, the factory girl George impregnates and plots to murder so that he can marry Angela, Stevens cast Shelley Winters. A rising starlet being groomed as Hollywood's next brassy blonde bombshell, Winters persuaded
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The almanac - UPI.com
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... Chicago department store founder Marshall Field in 1834; songwriter Otto Harbach ("Smoke Gets In Your Eyes") in 1873; cosmetics businessman Max Factor in 1904; former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in 1917; actor Shelley Winters in 1920;
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Abortion as a framing device throughout film history - WBEZ
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In George Stevens's 1951 film, A Place in the Sun, Alice – a factory girl played by Shelley Winters – finds herself trapped when the attempt to get an abortion fails as George, her boyfriend, played by Montgomery Clift, betrays her for society girl
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Film News: Third 'Noir City: Chicago' Festival Opens at Music Box Theatre - HollywoodChicago.com
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12, and includes criminally overlooked performances from Hollywood legends such as Humphrey Bogart, Anne Bancroft, Barbara Stanwyck, Olivia de Havilland, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters and Burt Lancaster. Acclaimed noir historians Alan K. Rode
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Burt Bacharach's non-stop musical journey - SignOnSanDiego.com
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But it wasn't until “Alfie,” the title track to a 1966 film with Michael Caine and Shelley Winters, that Bacharach felt he was really on the right track. “You write and write (songs), and have hits, and you still maybe have some doubts,” he said
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Plan To Designate Fat City As Historic Denied - KGTV San Diego
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The building opened in 1941 as Top's Nightclub, hosting Nat King Cole, Shelley Winters, Nelson Eddy and other entertainers. Developer Jonathan Segal said he would use the 20 percent of the original structure that remains and incorporate it into his
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Limitless Director Eyes Up Bonnie & Clyde Remake - HeyUGuys.co.uk
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... Clyde gave us outlaws to cheer for, sexual ambiguity, an intriguing commentary on celebrity and where it intersects with notoriety and career stand-out performances from Warren Beatty, Fay Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Gene Wilder and Shelley Winters
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Soaking up The Poseidon Adventure - Creative Loafing (blog)
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And while I generally can't stomach Shelley Winters (Oscar-nominated for this film), she clocks some effective moments as a kvetchy Jewish woman convinced that her ample size will doom her in the fight for survival. Efficiently directed by Ronald Neame
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Elizabeth Taylor Films at Bloomfield Library - Patch.com
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George takes a menial job in his uncle's factory and dates fellow factory worker Alice Tripp (Shelley Winters.) Trouble starts when George meets and falls in love with glamorous socialite Angela Vickers (Elizabeth Taylor.) Aug
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Watch: Jason Sudeikis Plays A Horndog, Again, In 'A Good Old Fashioned Orgy ... - Indie Wire (blog)
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If you want to debate the finer points of his time at Look magazine with me, why he has such disdain for Fear and Desire, Shelley Winters' performance in Lolita, or how I've wildly underestimated this adaptation of Traumnovelle, then feel free to hurl
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Izzard hasn't been stripped of ambition - Montreal Gazette
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Gone is the man with Shelley Winters hair, kohl-lined eyes, nail polish and chunky heels. He's playing down what he refers to as his "girl mode," in favour of jeans, leather jacket and well-groomed goatee. Izzard 2011 is a cool guest on Chelsea Lately,
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Mitchum films to be shown at library - Log Cabin Democrat
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Mitchum co-stars with Shelley Winters as a religious fanatic who marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10000 he'd stolen in a robbery. The film and the novel of the same name both draw from
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Waze Prepares For Epic Struggle During LA's Carmageddon - All Car Tech
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Shelley Winters in The Poseidon Adventure. Now, Waze is prepping for its moment to shine during the nightmare of Carmageddon. For those outside Southern California: Carmageddon is a planned, three-day long fiasco during which Interstate 405 will shut
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Shelley Winters
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 85
    Winters died at the age of 85 on January 14, 2006, of heart failure at the Rehabilitation Center of Beverly Hills; she had suffered a heart attack on October 14, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Her body was interred at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City. Her third former husband, Anthony Franciosa, had a stroke on the day she died and died five days later. Source: Summer Stock Plays
  • 1999
    Age 78
    Her final film roles were supporting ones: she played a restaurant owner and mother of an overweight cook in Heavy (1995) with Liv Tyler and Debbie Harry, as an aristocrat in The Portrait of a Lady (1996), starring Nicole Kidman and John Malkovich, and as an embittered nursing home administrator in 1999's Gideon.
    More Details Hide Details Winters was married four times. Her husbands were: Hours before her death, Winters married long-time companion Gerry DeFord, with whom she had lived for 19 years. Though Winters' daughter objected to the marriage, the actress Sally Kirkland performed the wedding ceremony for the two at Winters' deathbed. Kirkland, a minister of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, also performed non-denominational last rites for Winters. Winters also claims to have had a romance with Farley Granger that became a long-term friendship (according to her autobiography Shelley Also Known As Shirley). She starred with him in the 1951 film, Behave Yourself!, as well as in a 1957 television production of A. J. Cronin's novel, Beyond This Place. Winters was a Democrat and attended the 1960 Democratic National Convention. In 1965, she addressed the Selma marchers briefly outside Montgomery on the night before they marched into the state capital.
  • 1998
    Age 77
    Winters made an appearance at the 1998 Academy Awards telecast, which featured a tribute to Oscar winners past and present including Gregory Peck, Claire Trevor, Jennifer Jones, and Luise Rainer.
    More Details Hide Details Later audiences knew her primarily for her autobiographies and for her television work, in which she usually played a humorous parody of her public persona. In a recurring role in the 1990s, Winters played the title character's grandmother on the ABC sitcom Roseanne.
  • FORTIES
  • 1970
    Age 49
    She also starred in the 1970 Broadway musical Minnie's Boys as Minnie Marx, the mother of Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, and Gummo Marx.
    More Details Hide Details As the Associated Press reported, "During her 50 years as a widely known personality, Winters was rarely out of the news. Her stormy marriages, her romances with famous stars, her forays into politics, and feminist causes kept her name before the public. She delighted in giving provocative interviews and seemed to have an opinion on everything." That led to a second career as a writer. Though not a conventional beauty, she claimed that her acting, wit, and "chutzpah" gave her a love life to rival Monroe's. Her alleged "conquests" included William Holden, Sean Connery, Burt Lancaster, Errol Flynn, and Marlon Brando.
  • 1968
    Age 47
    She appeared in such cult films as 1968's Wild in the Streets and 1971's Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1960
    Age 39
    She won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for The Diary of Anne Frank in 1960, and another, in the same category, for A Patch of Blue in 1966.
    More Details Hide Details She donated her Oscar for The Diary of Anne Frank to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Notable later roles included her lauded performance as the man-hungry Charlotte Haze in Stanley Kubrick's Lolita; starring opposite Michael Caine in Alfie; and as the fading, alcoholic former starlet Fay Estabrook in Harper (both 1966). In The Poseidon Adventure (1972), she was the ill-fated Belle Rosen (for which she received her final Oscar nomination), and also appeared in Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976). She returned to the stage during the 1960s and 1970s, most notably in Tennessee Williams' Night of the Iguana.
  • 1955
    Age 34
    She also returned to the stage on various occasions during this time, including a Broadway run in A Hatful of Rain, in 1955–1956, opposite future husband Anthony Franciosa.
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    Throughout the 1950s, Winters continued in films, including Meet Danny Wilson (1952) as Frank Sinatra's leading lady, notably in Charles Laughton's 1955 Night of the Hunter with Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish, and the less successful I Am a Camera starring opposite Julie Harris and Laurence Harvey.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1947
    Age 26
    Working in films (in mostly bit roles) through the 1940s, Winters first achieved stardom with her breakout performance as the victim of insane actor Ronald Colman in George Cukor's A Double Life, in 1947.
    More Details Hide Details She quickly ascended in Hollywood with leading roles in The Great Gatsby (1949) with Alan Ladd, and in Winchester 73 (1950), opposite James Stewart. Her performance in A Place in the Sun (1951), a departure from the sexpot image that her studio, Universal Pictures, was grooming her for at the time, brought Winters her first acclaim, earning her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1920
    Born
    Born on August 18, 1920.
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