Shelley Winters Overview:

Legendary actress, Shelley Winters, was born Shirley Schrift on Aug 18, 1920 in St. Louis, MO. Winters died at the age of 85 on Jan 14, 2006 in Beverly Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Shelley Winters was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning two for Best Supporting Actress for The Diary of Anne Frank (as Mrs. Van Daan) and A Patch of Blue (as Rose-Ann D'Arcey) in 1959 and 1965 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1951Best ActressA Place in the Sun (1951)Alice TrippNominated
1959Best Supporting ActressThe Diary of Anne Frank (1959)Mrs. Van DaanWon
1965Best Supporting ActressA Patch of Blue (1965)Rose-Ann D'ArceyWon
1972Best Supporting ActressThe Poseidon Adventure (1972)Belle RosenNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

BlogHub Articles:

THE BLOGATHON: Wagon Train, The Ruth Owens Story (1957)

on Oct 2, 2019 From Caftan Woman

Erica D. of Poppity Talks Classic Film and Gill of Realweegiemidget Reviews are co-hosting The Blogathon running from October 1 - 3. You'll find much of interest HERE and HERE. Ward Bond stars in this western anthology series as Major Seth Adams, leader of a wagon train filled... Read full article


Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir ?

By Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Jun 13, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir ? may be best known for her role as an overweight, but heroic, former championship swimmer in 1972?s The Poseidon Adventure, or perhaps her Oscar-winning turns in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) or A Patch of Blue (1965) ? but she als... Read full article


Summer Under the Stars: Day 31 –

on Aug 31, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

?is the star for today!?Below, you?ll find links to those participating and honoring Winters?(updated as they come in), as well as my own reviews of her work throughout the years. Meredy.com profiles Winters and her career Rosalind Russell: Dazzling Star JCF REVIEWS Phone Call From... Read full article


Summer Under the Stars Guide:

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 31, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Today's star is the fearless . TCM is celebrating the career of with 12 movies on Aug. 31. Here's what you need to know about this widely respected actress. FYI: TCM sometimes changes the air times and /or movies, so you can go to www.tcm.com to check the updated ... Read full article


Behind the Scenes: in A Double Life

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 11, 2013 From Shadows and Satin

To today?s audiences, may be the grandmother on the Roseanne Barr comedy show, or the zaftig swimming champion who valiantly perished in The Poseidon Adventure. But back in the day, she was a gorgeous blonde whose curvaceous figure was complemented by her considerable acting chops. W... Read full article


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Shelley Winters Quotes:

[after Lola and Steve escape from the Indians into the cavalry camp]
Lola Manners: Do you mind if I kiss you?
Sgt. Wilkes: No, ma'am, I'd like it. Providin' your man don't mind.
[she kisses him]
Lola Manners: That's for savin' my life.
Sgt. Wilkes: Now you disappoint me. I thought it was 'cause I'm pretty. Got some coffee boilin' on the fire. Wanna just sorta help yourself?
Lola Manners: Oh, coffee. You know, now that I look at you... you ARE pretty.


Lew Harper: [Eager to get Fay out of the bar and home] Anyway, if I don't get you home soon, I'm going to explode!
Fay Estabrook: [Falling for Archer's flattery] Oh, no don't try to rush me! Let's have another l'il drinkie! Got time for another l'il drinkie, dumpling?
Lew Harper: [Surveying Fay's dumpy body dismissively] Nah! It stiffens up my chewing gum! Anyway, you're too classy for a place like this!
Fay Estabrook: [a sad, far away look in her eyes as if trying to recall the last time someone has been so interested in her] Yeah, I am classy. Not everybody notices...


Charlotte Haze: [to Humbert] Oh, you MAN!


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Shelley Winters Facts
When Shelley and Marilyn Monroe were roommates in the late 1940s in Hollywood, Shelley said that one day she had to step out and asked Marilyn to "wash the lettuce" for a salad they were to share for dinner. When she got back to the apartment, Marilyn (aparently new to the art of cooking) had the leaves of lettuce in a small tub of soapy water and was scrubbing them clean.

Made her Broadway debut as Ado Annie in "Oklahoma!" - five years into its run.

Her early acting training was under the tutelage of actor Charles Laughton.

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