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Shelley Winters (1920–2006)


Shelley Winters was born Shirley Schrift of very humble beginnings on August 18, 1920 (some sources list 1922) in East St. Louis, Illinois. Her mother, Rose (Winter), was born in Missouri, to Austrian Jewish parents, and her father, Jonas Schrift, was an Austrian Jewish immigrant. Her father moved the family to Brooklyn when she was still young so... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 1999 La bomba
Prof. Summers
 1998 Gideon
Mrs. Willows
 1995 Raging Angels
Grandma Ruth
 1995 Mrs. Munck
Aunt Monica
 1995 Jury Duty
Mom
 1995 Backfire!
The Good Lieutenant
 1994 The Silence of the Hams
Mrs. Motel (The Mother)
 1993 The Pickle
Yetta
 1992 Weep No More, My Lady (TV Movie)
Vivian Morgan
 1991 Stepping Out
Mrs. Fraser
 1989 An Unremarkable Life
Evelyn McEllany
 1987 The Sleeping Beauty (TV Movie)
Fairy
 1986 Very Close Quarters
Galina
 1986 Witchfire
Lydia
 1986 The Delta Force
Edie Kaplan
 1985 Déjà Vu
Olga Nabokova
 1984 Hawaiian Heat (TV Series)
Florence Senkowski
- Andy's Mom (1984) ... Florence Senkowski
 1984 Hotel (TV Series)
Adele Ellsworth
- Trials (1984) ... Adele Ellsworth
 1983 Sex, Lies and Renaissance
Mrs. Cole
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Movie)
Sophie Tucker
 1983 Emma and Grandpa on the Farm (TV Movie)
The Narrator
 1981 Looping
Carmen
 1981 S.O.B.
Eva Brown
 1981 Face the Music (TV Series)
Mystery Face
- Episode dated 22 February 1981 (1981) ... Mystery Face
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
J.D. Fenton
- Macho Murders (1979) ... J.D. Fenton
 1979 The French Atlantic Affair (TV Mini-Series)
Helen Wabash
 1979 The Magician of Lublin
Elzbieta
 1979 Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (TV Movie)
Crystal (voice)
 1979 City on Fire
Nurse Andrea Harper
 1979 The Visitor
Jane Phillips
 1979/I Elvis (TV Movie)
Gladys Presley
 1978 The Initiation of Sarah (TV Movie)
Mrs. Erica Hunter
 1978 Kojak (TV Series)
Evelyn McNeil
- The Captain's Brother's Wife (1978) ... Evelyn McNeil
 1977 Gran bollito
Lea
 1977 An Average Little Man
Amalia Vivaldi
 1977 Tentacles
Tillie Turner
 1976 Frosty's Winter Wonderland (TV Short)
Crystal (voice)
 1976 The Tenant
The Concierge
 1976 Next Stop, Greenwich Village
Faye Lapinsky
 1975 Diamonds
Zelda Shapiro
 1975 Journey Into Fear
Mrs. Mathews
 1975 That Lucky Touch
Diana Steedeman
 1975 Poor Pretty Eddie
Bertha
 1975 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Shirley Schrift
- Ed Steps Out (1975) ... Shirley Schrift
 1974 McCloud (TV Series)
Thelma
 1974 The Sex Symbol (TV Movie)
Agatha Murphy
 1974 Big Rose: Double Trouble (TV Movie)
Rose Winters
 1973 Cleopatra Jones
Mommy
 1973 The Devil's Daughter (TV Movie)
Lilith Malone
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Barbara bennet
- The Vamp (1972) ... Barbara bennet
 1972 Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?
Mrs. Forrest
 1972 Adventures of Nick Carter (TV Movie)
Bess Tucker
 1972 Something to Hide
Gabriella
 1971 A Death of Innocence (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Cameron
 1971 Revenge (TV Movie)
Amanda Hilton
 1970 Flap
Dorothy Bluebell
 1970 How Do I Love Thee?
Lena Mervin
 1969 Arthur! Arthur!
Hester Green
 1969 The Mad Room
Mrs. Armstrong
 1968-1969 That's Life (TV Series)
- The Ninth Month (1968)
 1968 Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
Shirley Newman
 1968 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Shelley Summers
- Lucy and Miss Shelley Winters (1968) ... Shelley Summers
 1968 Wild in the Streets
Mrs. Daphne Flatow
 1968 The Scalphunters
Kate
 1964-1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Clarry Golden / Edith / Jenny Dworak
- Wipeout (1967) ... Clarry Golden
- Back to Back (1965) ... Edith
- Two Is the Number (1964) ... Jenny Dworak
 1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Frances
- Easier in the Dark (1967) ... Frances
 1967 Enter Laughing
Mrs. Emma Kolowitz
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Ma Parker
- Ma Parker (1966) ... Ma Parker
 1966 Alfie
Ruby
 1966 Harper
Fay Estabrook
 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told
Woman who is healed
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Lydia Mitchum
- A Disease of the Heart Called Love (1964) ... Lydia Mitchum
 1964 Time of Indifference
Lisa
 1964 A House Is Not a Home
Polly Adler
 1963 Wives and Lovers
Fran Cabrell
 1963 The Balcony
Madame Irma
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Meg Fletcher / Millie Norman
- The Way from Darkness (1962) ... Meg Fletcher
- The Cake Baker (1962) ... Millie Norman
 1962 The Chapman Report
Sarah Garnell
 1961 The Young Savages
Mary diPace
 1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph
Nellie Romano
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Rose
- A Piece of Blue Sky (1960) ... Rose
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Polka (1957)
 1957 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Louisa Burt
- Beyond This Place (1957) ... Louisa Burt
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mildred Corrigan
- Smarty (1957) ... Mildred Corrigan
 1957 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Ruth Owens
- The Ruth Owens Story (1957) ... Ruth Owens
 1954-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Carol / Margaret Corey / Ethel / ...
- Don't Touch Me (1957) ... Carol
- Dark Wall (1956) ... Margaret Corey / Ethel / Lillian / ...
 1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Evvie
- Inspired Alibi (1957) ... Evvie
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Pat Kroll
- A Double Life (1957) ... Pat Kroll
 1955 The Treasure of Pancho Villa
Ruth Harris
 1955 The Big Knife
Dixie Evans (as Miss Shelley Winters)
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Crystal Allen
- The Women (1955) ... Crystal Allen
 1954 Cash on Delivery
Myrtle La Mar
 1954 Mambo
Toni Salerno
 1954 Playgirl
Fran Davis
 1954 O'Rourke of the Royal Mounted
Grace Markey
 1954 Tennessee Champ
Sarah Wurble
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Sally Marland
- Mantrap (1954) ... Sally Marland
 1952 My Man and I
Nancy
 1952 Untamed Frontier
Jane Stevens
 1952 Phone Call from a Stranger
Binky Gay
 1951 Meet Danny Wilson
Joy Carroll
 1951 The Raging Tide
Connie Thatcher
 1951 Behave Yourself!
Kate Denny
 1951 He Ran All the Way
Peggy Dobbs
 1950 Frenchie
Frenchie Fontaine
 1950 South Sea Sinner
Coral
 1949 Johnny Stool Pigeon
Terry Stewart
 1948 Cry of the City
Brenda Martingale
 1948 Larceny
Tory
 1948 Red River
Dance Hall Girl in Wagon Train (uncredited)
 1947 Killer McCoy
Waitress / Autograph Hound (uncredited)
 1947 The Gangster
Hazel - Cashier (uncredited)
 1947 Living in a Big Way
Junior League Girl (uncredited)
 1947 New Orleans
Ms. Holmbright (uncredited)
 1946 Abie's Irish Rose
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
 1946 Susie Steps Out
Band Singer
 1946 Two Smart People
Princess (uncredited)
 1946 The Fighting Guardsman
Nanette (uncredited)
 1945 A Thousand and One Nights
Handmaiden (uncredited)
 1945 Escape in the Fog
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1945 Tonight and Every Night
Bubbles (uncredited)
 1944 Together Again
Young Woman Fleeing Nightclub Raid (uncredited)
 1944 Dancing in Manhattan
Margie (uncredited)
 1944 She's a Soldier Too
'Silver' Rankin (uncredited)
 1944 Cover Girl
Chorus Girl (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1944 Knickerbocker Holiday
Ulda Tienhoven (as Shelley Winter)
 1944 Sailor's Holiday
Gloria Flynn (as Shelley Winter)
 1943 What a Woman!
Secretary (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (8 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (94 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (21 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Girls of Summer (1956). Written by N. Richard Nash. Featuring the song "Girls of Summer" composed by Stephen Sondheim. Stage Manager: Irving Buchman. Assistant Stage Mgr: Lou Antonio [earliest Broadway credit]. Directed by Jack Garfein. Longacre Theatre: 19 Nov 1956- 5 Jan 1957 (56 performances). Cast: Shelley Winters (as "... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 12 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Shelley Winter | Miss Shelley Winters

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

(her career-longevity advice) You gotta play mothers. If you don't, you won't get a long career in Hollywood. See more »

Trivia:

Godmother of actress Sally Kirkland. Kirkland, also an ordained minister, conducted the wedding ceremony between Winters and Gerry DeFord ten hours before Winters died. See more »

Trademark:

Brassy sexuality See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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