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Debra Winger


Debra Lynn Winger was born May 16, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruth (Felder), an officer manager, and Robert Jack Winger, a meat packer. She is from a Jewish family (originally from Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire). Her maternal grandparents called her Mary, while her parents called her Debra (her father named her Debra after his favorite ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Boychoir
Ms. Steel
 2011 How It Ended (Short)
 2003 Radio
Linda
 2001 Big Bad Love
Marilyn
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
Martha Horgan
 1992 Leap of Faith
Jane Larson
 1990 The Sheltering Sky
Kit Moresby
 1990 Everybody Wins
Angela Crispini
 1988 Betrayed
Katie Phillips / Cathy Weaver
 1987 Made in Heaven
Emmett Humbird (as Emmett)
 1986 Legal Eagles
Laura Kelly
 1984 Mike's Murder
Betty Parrish
 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Nurse Zombie Carrying Poodle (uncredited)
 1982 Cannery Row
Suzy DeSoto
 1979 French Postcards
Melanie
 1978 Thank God It's Friday
Jennifer
 1976 Slumber Party '57
Debbie
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Cheer detergent (1978) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Emmett | Debbie Winger

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I do admit to being challenging, but it's always for the work, it's never personal. I will walk out on a scene if it's all lit and ready to go but it's not happening. Just because we're on schedule is no reason to shoot bad acting. Someone once said to me, "You're inconsiderate." And I said, "Inconsiderate? Bad acting is the ultimate inconsideration." It's a collective slap to a million faces at ... See more »

Trivia:

She also turned down Karen Allen's role in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), which turned out to be one of the highest grossing films of all time. See more »

Trademark:

Deep throaty voice

Star Sign:

Taurus

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