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 Name||Shirley Schrift|
|Birthday||August 18, 1920|
|Birthplace||Saint Louis, Illinois, USA|
|Date of death||January 14, 2006 (age 85)|
|Height||5' 4" (1m63) How tall is Shelley Winters compared to you?|
|Awards||1973 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)|
|Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas In July|
|Hollywood Collection: Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend|
|The Poseidon Adventure|
|The Diary of Anne Frank|
|Alice in Wonderland|
|Diary of Anne Frank, The 50th Anniversary Edition|