Why Famous: American actress who appeared in dozens of films, as well as on stage and television; her career spanned over 50 years until her death in 2006.
Won Academy Awards for "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "A Patch of Blue", and is also remembered for her roles in "A Place in the Sun" (Oscar-nominated for Best Actress), "The Big Knife", "Lolita", "The Night of the Hunter", "Alfie", and "The Poseidon Adventure" (Oscar-nominated for Best Supporting Actress).
- 2006-01-13 "The Diary of Anne Frank" actress Shelley Winters (85) weds Gerry DeFord a few hours before her death
- 1951-08-14 "A Place in the Sun", directed by George Stevens, starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters, is released (Academy Awards Best Director 1952)
- 1970-03-26 Musical "Minnie's Boys", starring Shelley Winters as the mother of the Marx Brothers, and Drama Desk Award winner Lewis J. Stadlen as Groucho, opens at the Imperial Theater, New York City; runs for 80 performances