Shelley Winters

Shelley Winters (born Shirley Schrift; August 18, 1920 – January 14, 2006) was an American actress whose career spanned almost six decades. She appeared in numerous films, and won Academy Awards for The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) and A Patch of Blue (1965), and received nominations for A Place in the Sun (1951) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972). Other roles Winters appeared in include A Double Life (1947), The Night of the Hunter (1955), Lolita (1962), Alfie (1966), Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976), and Pete's Dragon (1977). In addition to film, Winters appeared in television, including a years-long tenure on the sitcom Roseanne, and also authored three autobiographical books. Description above from the Wikipedia article Shelley Winters licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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A Double Life (1947)

A Shakespearian actor starring as Othello opposite his wife finds the character's jealous rage taking over his mind off-stage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Ronald Colman  •  Signe Hasso  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Shelley Winters

A Shakespearian actor starring as Othello opposite his wife finds the character's jealous rage taking over his mind off-stage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Ronald Colman  •  Signe Hasso  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Shelley Winters

Alfie (1966)

The film tells the story of a young man who leads a promiscuous lifestyle until several life reversals make him rethink his purposes and goals in life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Shelley Winters  •  Millicent Martin  •  Julia Foster

The film tells the story of a young man who leads a promiscuous lifestyle until several life reversals make him rethink his purposes and goals in life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Shelley Winters  •  Millicent Martin  •  Julia Foster

Cleopatra Jones (1973)

Cleopatra Jones is assigned to crack down on drug trafficking in the United States and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug lord Mommy is furious at the loss of her supply and vows to destroy her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Starrett
CAST:  Tamara Dobson  •  Shelley Winters  •  Bernie Casey  •  Brenda Sykes

Cleopatra Jones is assigned to crack down on drug trafficking in the United States and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug lord Mommy is furious at the loss of her supply and vows to destroy her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Starrett
CAST:  Tamara Dobson  •  Shelley Winters  •  Bernie Casey  •  Brenda Sykes

Cry of the City (1948)

Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Victor Mature  •  Richard Conte  •  Fred Clark  •  Shelley Winters

Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Victor Mature  •  Richard Conte  •  Fred Clark  •  Shelley Winters

Elvis (1979)

This biopic traces Elvis Presley’s life from his impoverished childhood to his meteoric rise to stardom to his triumphant conquering of Las Vegas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Shelley Winters  •  Bing Russell  •  Season Hubley

This biopic traces Elvis Presley’s life from his impoverished childhood to his meteoric rise to stardom to his triumphant conquering of Las Vegas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Shelley Winters  •  Bing Russell  •  Season Hubley

He Ran All the Way (1951)

A crook on the run hides out in an innocent girl's apartment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Berry
CAST:  John Garfield  •  Shelley Winters  •  Wallace Ford  •  Selena Royle

A crook on the run hides out in an innocent girl's apartment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Berry
CAST:  John Garfield  •  Shelley Winters  •  Wallace Ford  •  Selena Royle

Lolita (1962)

Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's teenaged daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  James Mason  •  Sue Lyon  •  Shelley Winters  •  Peter Sellers

Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's teenaged daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  James Mason  •  Sue Lyon  •  Shelley Winters  •  Peter Sellers

Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

An old-time crook plans a heist. When one of his two partners is found out to be a black man tensions flare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Robert Ryan  •  Shelley Winters  •  Ed Begley

An old-time crook plans a heist. When one of his two partners is found out to be a black man tensions flare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Robert Ryan  •  Shelley Winters  •  Ed Begley

Red River (1948)

Headstrong Thomas Dunson starts a thriving Texas cattle ranch with the help of his faithful trail hand, Groot, and his protégé, Matthew Garth, an orphan Dunson took under his wing when Matt was a boy. In need of money following the Civil War, Dunson and Matt lead a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Montgomery Clift  •  Joanne Dru  •  Walter Brennan

Headstrong Thomas Dunson starts a thriving Texas cattle ranch with the help of his faithful trail hand, Groot, and his protégé, Matthew Garth, an orphan Dunson took under his wing when Matt was a boy. In need of money following the Civil War, Dunson and Matt lead a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Montgomery Clift  •  Joanne Dru  •  Walter Brennan

S.O.B. (1981)

A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  William Holden  •  Marisa Berenson  •  Larry Hagman

A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  William Holden  •  Marisa Berenson  •  Larry Hagman

The Delta Force (1986)

A 707 aircraft jetliner, en route from Athens to Rome and then to New York City, is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists, who demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandos have been called in to eliminate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Menahem Golan
CAST:  Chuck Norris  •  Lee Marvin  •  Shelley Winters  •  Martin Balsam

A 707 aircraft jetliner, en route from Athens to Rome and then to New York City, is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists, who demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandos have been called in to eliminate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Menahem Golan
CAST:  Chuck Norris  •  Lee Marvin  •  Shelley Winters  •  Martin Balsam

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

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The true, harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Stevens
CAST:  Millie Perkins  •  Joseph Schildkraut  •  Shelley Winters  •  Richard Beymer

The true, harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Stevens
CAST:  Millie Perkins  •  Joseph Schildkraut  •  Shelley Winters  •  Richard Beymer

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Laughton
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Shelley Winters  •  Lillian Gish  •  James Gleason

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Laughton
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Shelley Winters  •  Lillian Gish  •  James Gleason

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

When their ocean liner capsizes, a group of passengers struggle to survive and escape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Red Buttons  •  Carol Lynley

When their ocean liner capsizes, a group of passengers struggle to survive and escape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Red Buttons  •  Carol Lynley

The Tenant (1976)

A quiet and inconspicuous man rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Jo Van Fleet  •  Bernard Fresson

A quiet and inconspicuous man rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Jo Van Fleet  •  Bernard Fresson

Wild in the Streets (1968)

Max Flatow is a precocious, social miscreant who has a way with home-made explosives. When he tires of these, he runs away from home only to emerge seven years later as Max Frost, the world's most popular entertainer. When Congressman John Fergus uses Frost as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Shear
CAST:  Shelley Winters  •  Christopher Jones  •  Diane Varsi  •  Hal Holbrook

Max Flatow is a precocious, social miscreant who has a way with home-made explosives. When he tires of these, he runs away from home only to emerge seven years later as Max Frost, the world's most popular entertainer. When Congressman John Fergus uses Frost as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Shear
CAST:  Shelley Winters  •  Christopher Jones  •  Diane Varsi  •  Hal Holbrook

Winchester '73 (1950)

Lin McAdam rides into town on the trail of Dutch Henry Brown, only to find himself in a shooting competition against him. McAdam wins the prize, a one-in-a-thousand Winchester rifle, but Dutch steals it and leaves town. McAdam follows, intent on settling his old ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Shelley Winters  •  Dan Duryea  •  Stephen McNally

Lin McAdam rides into town on the trail of Dutch Henry Brown, only to find himself in a shooting competition against him. McAdam wins the prize, a one-in-a-thousand Winchester rifle, but Dutch steals it and leaves town. McAdam follows, intent on settling his old ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Shelley Winters  •  Dan Duryea  •  Stephen McNally

A Patch of Blue (1965)

A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Green
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Shelley Winters  •  Elizabeth Hartman  •  Wallace Ford

A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Green
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Shelley Winters  •  Elizabeth Hartman  •  Wallace Ford

Diamonds (1975)

Charles Hodgson is a British aristocrat who decides to become a thief as a way of getting at his twin brother, Earl, a security expert who has built a supposedly impregnable vault in Tel Aviv, which holds a cache of diamonds. For the caper, Charles enlists Archie, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Menahem Golan
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Roundtree  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Shelley Winters

Charles Hodgson is a British aristocrat who decides to become a thief as a way of getting at his twin brother, Earl, a security expert who has built a supposedly impregnable vault in Tel Aviv, which holds a cache of diamonds. For the caper, Charles enlists Archie, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Menahem Golan
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Roundtree  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Shelley Winters

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

From his birth in Bethlehem to his death and eventual resurrection, the life of Jesus Christ is given the all-star treatment in this epic retelling. Major aspects of Christ's life are touched upon, including the execution of all the newborn males in Egypt by King ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Stevens
CAST:  Max von Sydow  •  Michael Anderson Jr.  •  Carroll Baker  •  Ina Balin

From his birth in Bethlehem to his death and eventual resurrection, the life of Jesus Christ is given the all-star treatment in this epic retelling. Major aspects of Christ's life are touched upon, including the execution of all the newborn males in Egypt by King ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Stevens
CAST:  Max von Sydow  •  Michael Anderson Jr.  •  Carroll Baker  •  Ina Balin
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