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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 11 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Rosalinda (1942). Musical/operetta. Music by Johann Strauß. American Book by John Meehan Jr. and Gottfried Reinhardt. Adapted from the version of "Die Fledermaus" by Max Reinhardt. Lyrics by Paul Kerby. Costume Design by Ladislas Czettel. Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Choreographed by George ... See more »

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

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Shelley Winter | Miss Shelley Winters


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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I did a picture in England one winter and it was so cold I almost got married. See more »


Showed up drunk on her first day of shooting of The Linguini Incident (1991) and was fired by director Richard Shepard. See more »


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