Birthday: 8/18/1920, the
Age: 85 years
Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Date of death: 14.01.2006 Year
American actress of theater, television and film, winner of the “Oscar”.
Shelly Font (real name Shirley Shift) was born on 18 August 1920 in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States into a Jewish family. Her father, Jonas Font was menswear designer, and his mother, Rosa, – singer. When the future actress was three years old, her family moved to New York. There Shelley engaged in acting studio «Hollywood Studio Club», where her roommate was Marilyn Monroe.
For the first time on the screens of Shelly appeared in 1943, in the film «What a Woman! (What a woman!). ” But the star of the first work was her role in the film «A Double Life (Double Life)” in 1948. This was followed by roles in the films «The Great Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)” (1949) and «Winchester ’73 (Winchester 73)” (1950), which added pop Winters strongly lifted her in Hollywood. In 1951, for her role in «A Place in the Sun (A Place in the Sun),” Shelly was nominated for “Oscar” and “Golden Globe” – for Best Actress. Although neither one nor the other did not receive the award actress, Winters still attracted the attention of many Hollywood filmmakers.
In the 50 years Shelley continued to actively removed. The most important at the time became her role in the film «The Night of the Hunter (Night Hunter)” in 1955, the year, and in 1959, for her role in the film «The Diary of Anne Frank (Diary of Anne Frank)” Shelley Winters (Shelley Winters) got her first “Oscar” as Best Supporting Actress. In 1965, Shelley Winters repeated her success, for the second time became the winner of the “Oscar” – for best supporting actress in the film «A Patch of Blue (blue Shred).” For this role she won two more awards – «Laurel Award» and «Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award».
Shelley Winters starred in over 140 films. Especially memorable works were roles in the film «Lolita (Lolita)” (1962) and Stanley Kubrick in the film «The Poseidon Adventure (Adventure” Poseidon) “(1972). The latter, incidentally, brought the actress nomination for “Oscar” and win the prize “Golden Globe”.
Besides movies Shelley Winters (Shelley Winters) and participated in theatrical productions, including Broadway. The famous theatrical performance with her participation was the play by Tennessee Williams’ Night of the Iguana. ” She was established star on the Walk of Fame.
Shelley Winters was married several times: with Captain Mack Paul Mayer (1943-1948), actor Vittorio Gassmanom (1952-1954), actor Anthony Fransioza (1957-1960). From the second marriage, Shelley had a daughter, Vittoria, Gina.
January 13, 2006, Shelley was married to his old companion Jerry DeForda with whom previously worked and been friends for 19 years. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last and day January 14, 2006, Shelley Winters died of heart failure at the Rehabilitation Center in Beverly Hills.
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