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Shelley Winters

Shelley Winters (born August 18, 1922) is an American actress. Born Shirley Schrift in East St. Louis, Illinois, she is known to today's audiences as a large figure of comedians' scathing humor, but when she began her career, she was known as a voluptuous beauty. She is said to have had an affair with Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., father of President John F. Kennedy.

Her first movie was What a Woman! in 1943. By 1959, she had won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Diary of Anne Frank. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1750 Vine Street.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Shelley Winters Facts

Birth NameShirley Schrift
BirthdayAugust 18, 1920
BirthplaceSaint Louis, Illinois, USA
Date of deathJanuary 14, 2006 (age 85)
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Shelley Winters compared to you?
Awards1973 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for The Poseidon Adventure)
1966 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (for A Patch of Blue)
1960 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (for The Diary of Anne Frank)

Selected Filmography

Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas In July
Pete's Dragon
Hollywood Collection: Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend
The Poseidon Adventure
Red River
The Diary of Anne Frank
Alice in Wonderland
Diary of Anne Frank, The 50th Anniversary Edition
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