Shelley Winters (August 18, 1920 – January 14, 2006) 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 The Diary of Anne Frank and A Patch of Blue, and is also remembered for her roles in A Place in the Sun (Oscar-nominated for Best Actress), The Big Knife, Lolita, The Night of the Hunter, Alfie, and The Poseidon Adventure (Oscar-nominated for Best Supporting Actress).
(on Robert Taylor who was her co-star in A House Is Not a Home (1964)) He was the sweetest man to work with. By that I mean he was cooperative and understanding in contrast to most leading men today, who try to either elbow you out of camera range or are off in a corner somewhere practicing 'Method acting'.
(on Oscar Levant) A tortured man who sprayed his loathing on anyone within range.
(on Robert De Niro) Bobby needs someone to watch over him. He doesn't even know enough to wear a coat in the wintertime. When we did "Bloody Mama" he didn't even know how much money they were paying him. I found out how little it was and insisted they at least give him some expense money.
|Full Name at Birth||Shirley Schrift|
|Age||85 (age at death)|
|Date of Birth||August 18, 1920|
|Birthplace||St. Louis, Missouri, USA|
|Date of Death||January 14, 2006|
|Location of Death||Beverly Hills, CA, USA|
|Cause of Death||Heart Failure|
|Height||5' 4" (163 cm)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Light|
|Distinctive Features||Dyed Blonde Hair|
|High School||(Brooklyn, NY, dropped out)Studied at The New School in New York City|
|Occupation||Store Clerk/Chorus Girl/Model/Acting Teacher/Film Actress /Stage & Television Actress|
|Claim to Fame||Two-time academy award winning actress|
|Father||Jonas Schrift / Designer of Men's Cloth|
|Mother||Rose Winter / Singer with The Muny|
|Other Family Members||George Boroff (Brother-in-law) Ran The Circle Theatre (Now named El Centro Theatre) in Los AngelesSally Kirkland (Shelley's her Godmother)Laura Dern (Shelley's her Godmother)Vittoria Gassman (Shelley's daughter)Tony Curtis (Shelley's cousin)|
|Friends||Farley Granger, Rita Hayworth, Ann Miller, Esther Williams, Ava Gardner, George Stevens, Elizabeth Taylor, Sidney Skolsky, Dawn Addams, Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Constance Dowling|
|Associated People||Paulette Goddard|