Shelley Winters

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Winters in Cry of the City (1948)

Shelley Winters (born August 18, 1920) 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 and A Patch of Blue in 1965. Notable later roles included her turn as gorgeous, alcoholic former starlet Fay Estabrook in "Harper" (1966) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972) as the ill-fated Belle Rosen, for which she received her final Oscar nomination.

Academy Awards and nominations

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1750 Vine Street.

Filmography

TV Work

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