Job Actress, director
Years active 1903- 80
Known for Eccentrics
Top Roles Mary Willoughby, Symphorosa, 'Hold Me Touch Me', Lady Clarinda, Mrs. Early
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Comedy, Thriller/Suspense, Musical, Fantasy
Top TopicsRoyalty, Remake, Based on Play
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), (Director),
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Estelle Winwood Overview:

Legendary character actress, Estelle Winwood, was born Estelle Ruth Winwood Goodwin on Jan 24, 1883 in Lee, England. Winwood died at the age of 101 on Jun 20, 1984 in Woodland Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.


Estelle Winwood was a twitting, bird-like and long-lived British-born actress, who completed a remarkable 80 years on stage (she made her theatrical debut at 16) and played a leading role in a film at the age of 94. She worked largely in America from 1916 with occasional returns to the London stage. Her film appearances were far too few, but almost all were memorable as she click-clacked, like knitting needles on legs, through one eccentric characterization after another.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



Winwood was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Estelle Winwood Quotes:

Princess Beatrix: But this is the 20th century!
Symphorosa: I don't like the 20th century.

Ella: Why, Mrs. Toquet!
Mrs. Toquet: Why not Mrs. Toquet?

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Estelle Winwood Facts
George Cukor died only hours after sending her a telegram for her 100th birthday.

At the time of her death (at age 102) she was the all-time oldest member of the Screen Actor's Guild.

Her first husband, Arthur Chesney, was the brother of Edmund Gwenn.

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