Charles Laughton
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Lillian Gish
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Robert Mitchum
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A Patch of Blue
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Marlon Brando
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Gene Hackman
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Jane Fonda
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Shelley Winters

Knowledge Identifier: +Shelley_Winters


Shelley Winters

American actress who appeared in dozens of films, as well as on stage and television add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1920.

Countries: United States (74%), United Kingdom (6%), (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Charles Laughton, Lillian Gish, Robert Mitchum

Linked to: The New School, Democratic Party, Associated Press, Jews




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Shelley Winters was born in 1920 add something


"'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 add something


She studied in the Hollywood Studio Club, and in the late 1940s she shared an apartment with another newcomer, Marilyn Monroe add something


Working in films 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 add something


Cheryl Crawford - In 1947, together with former Group Theatre members Elia Kazan and Robert Lewis, she founded The Actor's Studio, which trained Marlon Brando, James Dean, Jerome Robbins, Shelley Winters, Jane_Fonda, Bea Arthur, and many more


William Greaves - In 1948, Greaves joined The Actor's Studio and studied alongside the likes of Marlon Brando, Julie Harris, Anthony Quinn, Shelley Winters, and others


Throughout the 1950s, Winters continued in films, including "Meet Danny Wilson" as Frank Sinatra's leading lady, most 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 add something


Francisco Aguabella - In the 1950s, he left Cuba to perform with Katherine Dunham in the Shelley Winters film "Mambo" filmed in Italy


Farley Granger - On December 31, 1950, Granger picked up close friend Shelley Winters to escort her to Sam Spiegel's traditional New Year's Eve gala


Cameron Hawley - Movie rights were sold to MGM, and Robert Wise directed the 1954 film, featuring William Holden, June Allyson, Barbara Stanwyck, Fredric March, Walter Pidgeon, Shelley Winters and Nina Foch


She 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 add something


Charles Laughton - In 1955, Laughton directed The Night of the Hunter, starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish.


The Night of the Hunter (film) - "'The Night of the Hunter"' is a 1955 American thriller film directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish


She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for "The Diary of Anne Frank" in 1960, and another award, in the same category, for "A Patch of Blue" in 1966 add something


She returned to the stage during the 1960s and 1970s, most notably in Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana" add something


Winters was a Democrat and attended the 1960 Democratic National Convention add something


Tony Curtis - Curtis was a lifelong Democrat and attended the 1960 Democratic National Convention alongside such liberal performers as Edward G. Robinson, Shelley Winters, Ralph_Bellamy, and Lee Marvin


Christopher Jones (actor) - Befriended by Frank Corsaro, who had been a friend of Dean's, Jones made his Broadway debut on December 17, 1961, in Tennessee Williams's "The Night of the Iguana", directed by Corsaro and starring actress Shelley Winters


Peter Sellers - In 1962, Stanley Kubrick asked Sellers to play the role of Clare Quilty in Lolita opposite James Mason and Shelley Winters.


Polly Adler - Shelley Winters portrayed Adler in the 1964 film version of Adler's book


Geraldine Page - In 1964, she starred in a Broadway revival of Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters" playing eldest sister Olga to Kim Stanley's Masha with Shelley Winters as the interloper Natasha


Elizabeth Hartman - In the early autumn of 1964, she was offered a leading role in "A Patch of Blue", opposite Sidney Poitier and Shelley Winters


Elisabeth Fraser - Her most notable role was as Shelley Winters' character's friend in the 1965 hit film "A Patch of Blue"


She appeared in such cult films as 1968's "Wild in the Streets" and 1971's "Whoever Slew Auntie Roo-" add something


Susan Clark - Clark had leading roles in several films, including "Coogan's Bluff" with Clint Eastwood in 1968, "Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here" with Robert Redford in 1969, "Valdez Is Coming" with Burt Lancaster in 1971, "Night Moves" with Gene Hackman in 1975, the disaster film "Airport 1975", and another disaster film "City on Fire" with Barry Newman, Leslie Nielsen and Shelley Winters


William W. Norton - His big screen breakthrough came with his script for the 1968 film "The Scalphunters", set in the antebellum West, with the movie starring Burt Lancaster, Ossie Davis and Shelley Winters


She became friendly with rock singer Janis Joplin shortly before Joplin died in 1970 add something


Bloody Mama - "'Bloody Mama"' is a 1970 American low-budget drama film directed by Roger Corman and starring Shelley Winters in the title role


Stella Stevens - In 1972 she starred in Irwin Allen's critically acclaimed blockbuster film "The Poseidon Adventure" with Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Roddy McDowell, and Shelley Winters


Ray Stricklyn - In 1973 he joined the public relations firm John Springer Associates in Los Angeles and became one of the most influential publicists in Hollywood , working with some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Henry Fonda, Shelley Winters, Janet_Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, and Bette Davis


The Tenant - "'The Tenant"' is a 1976 psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski, starring Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, and Shelley Winters


Audiences born in the 1980s knew her primarily for the autobiographies and for her television work, in which she played a humorous parody of her public persona add something


William Greaves - In 1980, Greaves was honored alongside Robert De Niro, Jane Fonda, Marlon Brando, Arthur Penn, Sally Field, Rod Steiger, Al Pacino, Shelley Winters, Dustin_Hoffman, Estelle Parsons, and Ellen Burstyn with the the Actors Studio in New York's first ever Dusa Award


In a recurring role in the 1990s, Winters played the title character's grandmother on the ABC sitcom "Roseanne" add something


Winters had significant weight gain later in life, but lost much of the weight for an appearance at the 1998 Academy awards telecast, which featured a tribute to Oscar winners past and present, at which a pantheon of former winners, including Gregory Peck, Claire Trevor, Jennifer Jones and Luise Rainer appeared add something

Shelley Winters died in 2006 add something


Winters died at the age of 85 on January 14, 2006 of heart failure at the Rehabilitation Centre of Beverly Hills,_California; she had suffered a heart attack on October 14, 2005 add something