Shelley Winters in Winchester '73 | 1950
Clip Name: Running Away From the Indians
About this actor
Shelley Winters (August 18, 1920 – January 14, 2006) was an American actress who appeared in dozens of films, as well as on stage and television; her career spanned over fifty years until her death in 2006. Two-time Academy Award winner, Winters is probably most remembered for her roles in A Place in the Sun, The Big Knife, Lolita, The Night of the Hunter, Alfie, and The Poseidon Adventure. Winters was born Shirley Schrift in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Jewish parents Rose (née Winter), a singer with The Muny, and Jonas Schrift, a designer of men's clothing. Her family moved to Brooklyn, New York when she was three years old. Her sister Blanche Schrift later married George Boroff, who ran The Circle Theatre (now named El Centro Theatre) in Los Angeles. Shirley studied at The New School in New York City. Shelley (Shirley) was a cousin of actor Tony Curtis (Bernard Schwartz). As she described in her autobiography, Shelley, Also Known as Shirley, she suggested that he try acting...