Winters, Shelley

▪ 2007
Shirley Schrift 
      American actress (b. Aug. 18, 1922, St. Louis, Mo.—d. Jan. 14, 2006, Beverly Hills, Calif.), had a career that spanned more than half a century, well over 100 films, and a variety of colourful characters. She won two best supporting actress Academy Awards, for The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) and A Patch of Blue (1965), and received nominations as best actress for A Place in the Sun (1951) and supporting actress for The Poseidon Adventure (1972). Winters got her big break with the role of a murder victim in A Double Life (1947). Notable films that followed included Cry of the City (1948), Meet Danny Wilson (1952), and The Night of the Hunter (1955). Winters then returned to New York City, where she joined the Actors Studio and starred in A Hatful of Rain on Broadway. She thereafter split her time between stage, motion picture, and television appearances. Making the transition from glamorous roles to more matronly character parts, Winters added to her credits such films as Lolita (1962), Harper (1966), Alfie (1966), Bloody Mama (1970), and Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976). Besides appearing in numerous TV films and series, including several episodes of Roseanne in the 1990s as the title character's grandmother, Winters was a favourite guest on talk shows, where she regaled audiences with sometimes bawdy stories of her life and loves in show business. Winters also published two autobiographies, Shelley: Also Known as Shirley (1980) and Shelley II: The Middle of My Century (1989).

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  • Shelley Winters — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Winters. Shelley Winters …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Shelley Winters — (* 18. August 1920 in East St. Louis als Shirley Schrift; † 14. Januar 2006 in Beverly Hills) war eine US amerikanische Schauspielerin. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben und Werk 2 Filmografie 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shelley — ist der Familienname verschiedener Personen: Alexander Shelley (* 1979), britischer Dirigent Barbara Shelley (* 1933), britische Schauspielerin Charles M. Shelley (1833−1907), US amerikanischer Architekt, Bauunternehmer und Politiker sowie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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