A Hatful of Rain. Drama. Written by Michael V. Gazzo. Lyceum Theatre (moved to The Plymouth Theatre 10 Sep 1956- close): 9 Nov 1955- 13 Oct 1956 (398 performances + 1 preview on 9 Nov 1955). Cast: Ben Gazzara
(as "Johnny Pope"), Shelley Winters
(as "Celia Pope"), Anthony Franciosa
(as "Polo Pope") [final Broadway role], Frank
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Shelley Winter | Miss Shelley Winters
5' 4" (1.63 m)
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(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'.
Her marriage to Anthony Franciosa
broke up when he had an affair with Lauren Bacall
. During their affair, Bacall called up Winters and complained, "I've been waiting for Tony for an hour. Where the hell is he?". Shelley said, "You're complaining to me because my husband is late for a date with you?". Bacall answered, "If your husband doesn't respect your marriage, why should I?".
Later on, played mostly overweight, loud and somewhat tacky women