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Shelley Winters is a Actor American born on 18 august 1920 at East St. Louis (USA)

Shelley Winters

Shelley Winters
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Birth name Shirley Schrift
Nationality USA
Birth 18 august 1920 at East St. Louis (USA)
Death 14 january 2006 (at 85 years) at Beverly Hills (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

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 received nominations for A Place in the Sun (Best Actress) and The Poseidon Adventure (Best Supporting Actress). She also appeared in such films as The Big Knife, A Double Life, Lolita, The Night of the Hunter, Alfie and Pete's Dragon.


Winters was married four times; her husbands were:

Captain Mack Paul Mayer, whom she married on New Year's Day, 1942; they divorced in October 1948. Mayer was unable to deal with Shelley's "Hollywood lifestyle" and wanted a "traditional homemaker" for a wife. Winters wore his wedding ring up until her death, and kept their relationship very private.
Vittorio Gassman, whom she married on April 28, 1952; they divorced on June 2, 1954. They had one child, Vittoria born February 14, 1953, a physician, who practices internal medicine at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut. She was Winters' only child.
Anthony Franciosa, whom she married on May 4, 1957; they divorced on November 18, 1960.
Gerry DeFord, on January 14, 2006, hours before her death.
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 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.

She became friendly with rock singer Janis Joplin shortly before Joplin died in 1970. Winters invited Joplin to sit in on a class session at the Actors' Studio at its Los Angeles location. Joplin never did.

Best films

Pete's Dragon (1977)
A Place in the Sun (1951)
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
A Double Life (1947)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Shelley Winters (107 films)

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The Portrait of a Lady, 2h22
Directed by Jane Campion
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Donovan, Valentina Cervi
Roles Mrs. Touchett
Rating61% 3.099353.099353.099353.099353.09935
The film tells the story of Isabel Archer (Kidman), an innocent young woman of independent means who is manipulated by her "friend" Madame Merle (Hershey) and the devious Gilbert Osmond (Malkovich).
Jury Duty
Jury Duty (1995)
, 1h24
Directed by John Fortenberry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Actors Pauly Shore, Tia Carrere, Stanley Tucci, Brian Doyle-Murray, Shelley Winters, Charles Napier
Roles Mrs. Collins
Rating43% 2.1527052.1527052.1527052.1527052.152705
Tommy Collins (Pauly Shore) is an unemployed erotic dancer living at his mother's (Shelley Winters) home in a trailer park while he looks for a decent job. He finds out that she and her boyfriend Jed (Charles Napier), a polystyrene collector, are going to Las Vegas to be married and taking the mobile home with them. Although his mother had arranged for Tommy to stay with the Woodalls, he considers them awful people and decides to look for other living arrangements for him and his chihuahua Peanut (who loves the game show Jeopardy!).
Heavy (1995)
, 1h45
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Pruitt Taylor Vince, Shelley Winters, Liv Tyler, Debbie Harry, Joe Grifasi, David Patrick Kelly
Roles Dolly Modino
Rating67% 3.3991753.3991753.3991753.3991753.399175
The film begins at Pete and Dolly's, a small roadside diner/tavern in sleepy upstate New York, where thirty-something Victor (Pruitt Taylor Vince) is a cook employed by his mother, Dolly (Shelley Winters), the owner of the restaurant. Dolly spends most of her time sitting in a chair in the back of the kitchen, reminiscing about her late husband and antagonizing waitress Delores (Deborah Harry), a lonely woman who has worked at the restaurant for fifteen years, and also had a meaningless affair with Dolly's husband.
The Silence of the Hams, 1h21
Directed by Ezio Greggio
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors Dom DeLuise, Billy Zane, Ezio Greggio, Charlene Tilton, Joanna Pacuła, Shelley Winters
Roles Mrs. Motel (The Mother)
Rating47% 2.3546552.3546552.3546552.3546552.354655
The film follows rookie detective Jo Dee Fostar (Billy Zane), on his first case. The case involves a serial killer, wanted for over 120 murders. In order to find the killer, he must enlist the help of convicted murderer Dr. Animal Cannibal Pizza (Dom Deluise). However, during the investigation, his girlfriend, Jane Wine (Charlene Tilton), is asked by her boss to take a large sum of money to the bank. Instead of doing this, she leaves town with the money. While hiding, she decides to rest at the Cemetery Motel, which is later revealed to be a cemetery named Motel after its owner, Antonio Motel. Jo must then enlist the help of Det. Balsam (Martin Balsam) and Dr. Pizza to not only find the murderer, but his missing girlfriend. All of this takes the cast on many adventures at the Cemetery Motel. In the final confrontation, most characters are revealed to be somebody else in disguise.
The Pickle
The Pickle (1993)
, 1h43
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about films
Actors Danny Aiello, Dyan Cannon, Shelley Winters, Clotilde Courau, Barry Miller, Jerry Stiller
Roles Yetta
Rating44% 2.2195452.2195452.2195452.2195452.219545
Danny Aiello stars as Harry Stone, an NYC film director who has been living in Paris, France for the past ten years. Despite the fact that he still has a loyal fan base, his last three films were flops, and he returns to New York to hear a pitch from a studio executive. The movie turns out to be The Pickle, a science fiction film with an absurd storyline, but when the executive offers him "a ton of money," Harry immediately sells out his better judgment and agrees to direct the picture.
Stepping Out, 1h44
Directed by Lewis Gilbert
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Liza Minnelli, Shelley Winters, Julie Walters, Bill Irwin, Ellen Greene, Jane Krakowski
Roles Mrs. Fraser
Rating63% 3.195773.195773.195773.195773.19577
A "has-been" Broadway performer moves to Buffalo and starts teaching tap dance lessons to a group of misfits who, through their dance classes, bond and realize what they can achieve. Their newfound self-confidence changes their lives forever.
Purple People Eater, 1h30
Directed by Linda Shayne
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Neil Patrick Harris, Ned Beatty, Shelley Winters, Thora Birch, Dustin Diamond, Peggy Lipton
Roles Rita
Rating47% 2.3618952.3618952.3618952.3618952.361895
When young Billy Johnson (Neil Patrick Harris) plays the novelty song, a flying purple one-eyed one-horned alien from outer space appears and helps him prevent an elderly couple (Ned Beatty and Shelley Winters) from being evicted by their greedy landlord while joining a rock n' roll band.
The Delta Force, 2h5
Directed by Menahem Golan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Motocyclette, Political films, Dans un avion, Films about hijackings
Actors Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam, Joey Bishop, Kim Delaney, Robert Forster
Roles Edie Kaplan
Rating56% 2.802262.802262.802262.802262.80226
The film opens up on Operation Eagle Claw, the American operation to rescue American hostages being held at the U.S. embassy to Tehran. The operation is being aborted after a fatal helicopter crash, with the U.S. Delta Force evacuating to their C-130 transports. Among them is Captain Scott McCoy, who, against orders, rescues his wounded comrade Pete Peterson from the burning helicopter before the team finally evacuates. McCoy expresses his disgust for the politicians and military hierarchy that forced the mission to launch despite the risks, and announces he is resigning his commission.
Deja Vu
Deja Vu (1985)
, 1h30
Directed by Anthony B. Richmond
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Jaclyn Smith, Nigel Terry, Shelley Winters, Claire Bloom, Frank Gatliff, Marianne Stone
Roles Olga Nabokova
Rating50% 2.5340852.5340852.5340852.5340852.534085
Persuadé qu'il a été réincarné, un chorégraphe voit sa femme comme la réincarnation de la ballerine qu'il avait épousé dans sa vie antérieure.
Alice in Wonderland, 3h7
Directed by Harry Harris
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films
Actors Natalie Gregory, Red Buttons, Anthony Newley, Sheila Mathews Allen, Jayne Meadows, Carol Channing
Roles The Dodo Bird
Rating78% 3.9289253.9289253.9289253.9289253.928925
The first part opens with Alice (Natalie Gregory) helping Mother (Sheilla Allen) set the table for tea time. Although thankful for her daughter's help, Mother tells Alice that she is still not grown-up enough to join the adults at tea. Alice goes outside to see her sister (played by Gregory's real-life older sister Sharee Gregory), but gets bored of reading a book with no pictures. Her sister tells her that she will understand when she grows up, but Alice thinks she is already grown up (after all, she's seven and a half).
Over the Brooklyn Bridge, 1h46
Directed by Menahem Golan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Elliott Gould, Margaux Hemingway, Sid Caesar, Burt Young, Shelley Winters, Carol Kane
Roles Becky
Rating57% 2.8526452.8526452.8526452.8526452.852645
Alby Sherman is a Jewish man whose father died when he was young. He and his mother run a candy store in Brooklyn, but Alby dreams of opening his own restaurant in Manhattan, a project which will be very expensive. Finding the perfect location, a restaurant whose owner is moving to another location, he asks his wealthy Uncle Benjamin to lend him the money. His uncle imposes an odious requirement of him: Alby will receive the investment money he needs but only if he leaves his blond "shikse" Catholic girlfriend and gets married to a "nice Jewish girl".
Fanny Hill
Fanny Hill (1983)
, 1h38
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Erotic, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Oliver Reed, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Shelley Winters, Alfred Marks, Barry Stokes, Paddie O'Neil
Roles Mrs. Cole
Rating51% 2.559642.559642.559642.559642.55964
Poor country lass Fanny Hill sets off for London where she embarks on a series of sexual encounters in pursuit of wealth and happiness.
S.O.B. (1981)
, 2h2
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Julie Andrews, William Holden, Robert Vaughn, Richard Mulligan, Robert Preston, Shelley Winters
Roles Eva Brown
Rating63% 3.198223.198223.198223.198223.19822
The story is a satire of the film industry and Hollywood society. The main character, Felix Farmer, is a phenomenally successful film producer who has just made the first major flop of his career, to the dismay of his movie studio, resulting in the loss of his own sanity. Felix attempts suicide four times: