Shelley Winters

Shelley Winters

Highest Rated: 100% Winchester '73 (1950)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Aug 18, 1920

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

A beloved character actor with a career spanning decades, Shelley Winters was born Shelley Schrift in St. Louis, Missouri in 1920. The young Winters took an interest in acting almost as soon as she could talk, and by her teens, she was saving money to take acting classes. She would begin modeling at age 16, and while taking acting classes at The New School, she landed her first Broadway role in 1941 in "The Night Before Christmas." Using her mother's maiden name Winters almost from the very beginning, the young actor would establish herself as a major force on the Broadway stage over the next few years, co-starring in "Rosalinda" and "Oklahoma!" before eventually relocating to Hollywood. Though her first film role would be a forgettable appearance in "What a Woman!" (1943), Winters' breakthrough would eventually come in George Cukor's "A Double Life" (1947). Despite her rising fame however, Winters was unsatisfied with the blonde bombshell roles her studio continued to cast her in. Determined to make a change, she attended her audition for the drama "A Place in the Sun" (1947) wearing no makeup, and impressed producers with the strength of her acting alone. The film would mark a new period in Winters' career, and even though she would return to Broadway for starring roles in "A Hatful of Rain" and "Night of the Iguana," her acclaimed, unglamorous performances in films like "Night of the Hunter" (1955) and "Lolita" (1962) would cement her reputation as a deeply committed character actor. Winters would continue to act throughout the coming decades, appearing in everything from disaster movie "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972), to the family film "Pete's Dragon" (1977), to James Mangold's indie drama "Heavy" (1995). Winters passed away in 2006. She was 85 years old.

Highest rated movies

Harper
Executive Suite
Winchester '73
Red River Alfie The Night of the Hunter
Cover Girl
Cry of the City

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet La bomba Prof. Summers (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 66% Gideon Mrs. Willows (Character) - 1999
46% 52% The Portrait of a Lady Mrs. Touchett (Character) $3.7M 1996
No Score Yet 11% Mrs. Munck Aunt Monica (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 17% Raging Angels Grandma Ruth (Character) - 1995
86% 68% Heavy Dolly Modino (Character) $985.7K 1995
0% 26% Jury Duty Mom (Character) $14.8M 1995
No Score Yet 0% Backfire! The Good Lieutenant (Character) - 1994
20% 18% The Pickle Yetta (Character) $45.6K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weep No More My Lady Vivian Morgan (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 72% Stepping Out Mrs. Fraser (Character) $232.3K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touch of a Stranger Lily (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Unremarkable Life Evelyn McEllany (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 59% The Purple People Eater Rita (Character) - 1988
17% 50% The Delta Force Edie Kaplan (Character) $15.9M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Very Close Quarters Galina (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Witchfire Lydia (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 20% Deja Vu Olga Nabokova (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 84% Alice in Wonderland The Dodo Bird (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 0% Ellie Cora Jackson (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 33% Over the Brooklyn Bridge Becky (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 31% Fanny Hill Mrs. Cole (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Looping Carmen (Character) - 1981
14% 37% Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July Crystal (Voice) - 1980
No Score Yet 24% City on Fire Nurse Andrea Harper (Character) - 1979
78% 44% The Visitor Jane Phillips (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 65% Elvis Gladys Presley (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magician of Lublin Elzbieta (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 27% The Initiation of Sarah Mrs. Erica Hunter (Character) - 1978
75% 65% King of the Gypsies Queen Rachel (Character) - 1978
0% 10% Tentacles Tillie Turner (Character) - 1977
56% 60% Pete's Dragon Lena Gogan (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 84% An Average Little Man Amalia Vivaldi (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Un borghese piccolo piccolo Amalia Vivaldi (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 33% Black Journal Lea (Character) - 1977
88% 87% The Tenant The Concierge (Character) $9.6K 1976
82% 64% Next Stop, Greenwich Village Faye Lapinsky (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 44% Frosty's Winter Wonderland Unknown (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Lucky Touch Diana Steedeman (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey Into Fear Mrs. Mathews (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sex Symbol Agatha Murphy (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Rose Rose Winters (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 29% The Devil's Daughter Lilith Malone (Character) - 1973
72% 53% Blume in Love Mrs. Cramer (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 37% Poor Pretty Eddie Bertha (Character) - 1973
80% 45% Cleopatra Jones Mommy (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heartbreak Motel Bertha (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Vengeance Bertha (Character) - 1973
56% 45% Who Slew Auntie Roo? Mrs. Forrest (Character) - 1972
80% 76% The Poseidon Adventure Belle Rosen (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shattered Gabriella (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Nick Carter Bess Tucker (Character) - 1972
55% 41% What's the Matter With Helen? Helen Hill (Character) - 1971
0% 12% Revenge Amanda Hilton (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Death of Innocence Elizabeth Cameron (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 36% Flap Dorothy Bluebell (Character) - 1970
14% 42% Bloody Mama 'Ma' Kate Barker (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet How Do I Love Thee? Lena Mervin (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 33% The Mad Room Mrs. Armstrong (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arthur! Arthur? Hester Green (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 67% Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Shirley Newman (Character) - 1968
70% 56% The Scalphunters Kate (Character) - 1968
63% 50% Wild in the Streets Mrs. Flatow (Character) - 1968
54% 38% Enter Laughing Mrs. Emma Kolowitz (Character) - 1967
100% 74% Harper Fay Estabrook (Character) - 1966
96% 76% Alfie Ruby (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 20% Time of Indifference Lisa (Character) - 1966
89% 91% A Patch of Blue Rose-Ann D'Arcey (Character) - 1965
43% 64% The Greatest Story Ever Told Woman who is healed (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Three Sisters Natalya (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet A House Is Not a Home Polly Adler (Character) - 1964
60% 38% The Balcony Madame Irma (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wives and Lovers Fran Cabrell (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 17% The Chapman Report Sarah Garnell (Character) - 1962
91% 84% Lolita Charlotte Haze (Character) - 1962
50% 52% The Young Savages Mary di Pace (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let No Man Write My Epitaph Nellie Romano (Character) - 1960
80% 77% The Diary of Anne Frank Mrs. Petronella Van Daan (Character) - 1959
82% 84% Odds Against Tomorrow Lorry (Character) - 1959
91% 58% The Big Knife Dixie Evans (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 58% I Died a Thousand Times Marie Garson (Character) - 1955
95% 90% The Night of the Hunter Willa Harper (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 33% I Am a Camera Natalia Landauer (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 45% The Treasure of Pancho Villa Ruth Harris (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 73% Saskatchewan Grace Markey (Character) - 1954
100% 73% Executive Suite Eva Bardeman (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tennessee Champ Sarah Wurble (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cash on Delivery Myrtle La Mar (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playgirl Fran Davis (Character) - 1954
17% No Score Yet Untamed Frontier Jane Stevens (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 36% My Man and I Nancy (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 48% Phone Call From a Stranger Binky Gay (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 67% Meet Danny Wilson Danny Wilson (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frenchie Frenchie Fontaine Dawson (Character) - 1951
86% 69% He Ran All the Way Peggy Dobbs (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 40% Behave Yourself Kate Denny (Character) - 1951
81% 84% A Place in the Sun Alice Tripp (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Raging Tide Connie Thatcher (Character) - 1951
100% 85% Winchester '73 Lola Manners (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet South Sea Sinner Coral (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take One False Step Catherine Sykes (Character) - 1949
33% 43% The Great Gatsby Myrtle Wilson (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Stool Pigeon Terry Stewart (Character) - 1949
93% 84% Cry of the City Brenda Martingale (Character) - 1948
100% 87% Red River Dance Hall Girl in Wagon Train (uncredited) (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 0% Larceny Tory (Character) - 1948
75% 66% A Double Life Pat Kroll (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Smart People Princess (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 46% A Thousand and One Nights Handmaiden (Character) - 1945
95% 70% Cover Girl Chorus Girl (unconfirmed) (Character) - 1944

TV

Credit
76% 72% Roseanne Nana Mary (Guest Star) 1991-1994 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1974 1984 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Atlantic Affair Unknown (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chico and the Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1955-1957 1960 1966 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
72% 81% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Lydia Mitchum (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Pat (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Producers' Showcase Unknown (Character) 1955