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Estelle Winwood (1883–1984)

When Estelle saw the girl on a white horse at the circus, she then decided that she wanted to be an actress. And she was from the age of 5, to the disapproval of her father. Her mother had her train with the Liverpool Repertory Company, and Estelle performed in many plays and many roles in the West End. In 1916, she made her debut on Broadway and ... See full bio »

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The Producers
The Producers Hold Me Touch Me
The Misfits
The Misfits Church Lady Collecting Money in Bar
Murder by Death
Camelot Lady Clarinda


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 1980 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Muriel Prentiss
- Honor Thy Elders (1980) ... Muriel Prentiss
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Mary Hathaway
 1976 Murder by Death
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
Vivian Nigel
- One of Our Zeppelins Is Missing (1976) ... Vivian Nigel
 1974 Cannon (TV Series)
Lila Brock
- The Sounds of Silence (1974) ... Lila Brock
 1973 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Aunt Anita
- Murder in the Doll's House (1973) ... Aunt Anita
 1973 Banyon (TV Series)
Birdie Hope
- Time Lapse (1973) ... Birdie Hope
 1969-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Flora (segment "Love and the Old Flames") / Mrs. Bradbury (segment "Love and the Living Doll")
- Love and the Living Doll/Love and the Letter/Love and the Joker/Love and the Unlikely Couple (1969) ... Mrs. Bradbury (segment "Love and the Living Doll")
 1968-1971 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Rhoda / Mrs. McDougal / Gertrude Fields
- Charity Begins in the Office (1971) ... Rhoda
- Doris the Spy (1970) ... Mrs. McDougal
- The Antique (1968) ... Gertrude Fields
 1971 Decisions! Decisions! (TV Movie)
 1968-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Hester Collins / Henrietta Tate
- Island of Gold and Precious Stones (1970) ... Hester Collins
- The Taker (1968) ... Henrietta Tate
 1970 Jenny
 1969 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
- Appalachian Autumn (1969) ... Woman
 1969 The Outsider (TV Series)
Mrs. Perry
- The Secret of Mareno Bay (1969) ... Mrs. Perry
 1967 Games
Miss Beattie
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Lady Bramwich
- The Kooky Spook Affair (1967) ... Lady Bramwich
 1967 Camelot
Lady Clarinda
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
- The People Trap (1966) ... Sarah
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Hester Partridge
- The Her Master's Voice Affair (1966) ... Hester Partridge
 1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Winifred Glover
- The Case of the Final Fade-Out (1966) ... Winifred Glover
 1965 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Grandma Norbert
- The Monster (1965) ... Grandma Norbert
 1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Lady Rachel
- Wherefore Art Thou, Harold? (1965) ... Lady Rachel
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Adeline Blair
- The Last Leaves on the Tree (1964) ... Adeline Blair
 1964 Dead Ringer
Dona Anna
 1962 The Notorious Landlady
Mrs. Dunhill
 1962 The Magic Sword
 1962 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Hester Hutton
- Calling All Bird Lovers (1962) ... Hester Hutton
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Aunt Emily Finchess ('Welcome Home')
- Dialogues with Death (1961) ... Aunt Emily Finchess ('Welcome Home')
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Lolita Meggs
- A Penny a Day (1961) ... Lolita Meggs
 1961 The Misfits
Church Lady Collecting Money in Bar
 1960 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
- Where There's a Will (1960) ... Hortense
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Mrs. Barrett
- Ferry to Algiers (1960) ... Mrs. Barrett
 1960 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Parker
- One for the Books (1960) ... Mrs. Parker
 1960 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Laurette Bowen
- Long Live Walter Jameson (1960) ... Laurette Bowen
 1959 Five Fingers (TV Series)
Mme. Dubois
- The Men with Triangle Heads (1959) ... Mme. Dubois
 1959 Alive and Kicking
 1959 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Miss Lovelace
- Miss Lovelace Comes to Tea (1959) ... Miss Lovelace
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Fairy Grandmarina
- The Magic Fishbone (1958) ... Fairy Grandmarina
 1958 This Happy Feeling
Mrs. Early
 1956-1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Miss Hildy-Lou / Monica Laughton
- Bull in a China Shop (1958) ... Miss Hildy-Lou
- There Was an Old Woman (1956) ... Monica Laughton
 1953-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Carnby
- The Woman at High Hollow (1958) ... Mrs. Carnby
- Miss Mabel (1953)
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Mrs. Oliver / Mrs. Humphries
- Deadly Climate (1957) ... Mrs. Oliver
- The Mad Bomber (1957) ... Mrs. Humphries
 1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Patterson
- Mrs. Patterson (1956) ... Mrs. Patterson
 1956 23 Paces to Baker Street
Barmaid at The Eagle
 1956 The Swan
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Mrs. Coleman
- Adam and Evening (1956) ... Mrs. Coleman
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Aunt Willey
- Night Song (1956) ... Aunt Willey
 1955 The Glass Slipper
Mrs. Toquet
 1954 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (segment 'Red Peppers')
- Tonight at 8:30 (1954) ... (segment 'Red Peppers')
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
 1952-1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Cornelia Van Gorder / Lady Lebanon / Mrs. Midget
- The Bat (1953) ... Miss Cornelia Van Gorder
- Outward Bound (1952) ... Mrs. Midget
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- Birthright (1953)
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Estelle Winwood - First Nighter (uncredited)
 1951 Suspense (TV Series)
- The Rose Garden (1951)
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
- Masque (1950)
 1946 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie)
Madame Arcati
 1933 The House of Trent
 1931 Night Angel (scenes deleted)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Mrs. Frobisher") in "The Distaff Side" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by John Van Druten. Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Produced (w/Dwight Wiman) / directed by Auriol Lee. Booth Theatre: 25 Sep 1934-Feb 1935 (closing date unknown/177 performances). Cast: Charles Bryant (as "Christopher Venables"), Charles Campbell... See more »

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Personal Quote:

On appearing in the Mel Brooks classic The Producers (1967): "Oh, that dreadful picture. I can't bear to watch it, even on a small television. I must have needed the money - living in Hollywood weakens one's motives. It reminds me of the saying that nobody ever went broke underestimating the American public's taste". See more »


Winwood's best friend from the 1920s until her death in the 1960s was Tallulah Bankhead. See more »

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