Shelley Winters

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Movie Actress
Date of Birth August 18, 1920
Place of Birth St. Louis, Missouri
Date of Death Jan 14, 2006 (85)
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Shelley Winters

Shelley Winters was an American actress whose career spanned almost six decades. She appeared in numerous films, and won Academy Awards for The Diary of Anne Frank and A Patch of Blue, and received nominations for A Place in the Sun and The Poseidon Adventure. Other roles Winters appeared in include A Double Life, The Night of the Hunter, Lolita, Alfie, Next Stop, Greenwich Village, and Pete's Dragon. In addition to film, Winters also appeared in television, including a years-long tenure on the sitcom Roseanne, and also authored three autobiographical books.

Born: Shirley Schrift, August 18, 1920, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died: January 14, 2006, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Resting place: Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City, California, U.S.
Nationality: American
Alma mater: The New School
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1936–2006
Political party: Democratic
Children: 1
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About Shelley Winters

Hollywood star in the 1950s and '60s who won Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) and A Patch of Blue (1965). She also starred as Charlotte Haze-Humbert in the 1962 Stanley Kubrick film Lolita.

Before Fame

In the 1940s, she shared an apartment with another aspiring actress, Marilyn Monroe. She made her film debut in the 1943 feature What a Woman!


She had a recurring role as Nana Mary on the ABC sitcom Roseanne from 1991 to 1996. In addition to her two Academy Award wins, she also received Academy Award nominations for her performances in A Place in the Sun (1951) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972).

Family Life

She was married four times, to Mack Paul Mayer, Vittorio Gassman, Anthony Franciosa and Gerry DeFord.


She co-starred with Mickey Rooney in the 1977 live-action and animated Disney musical Pete's Dragon.

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