Shelley Winters was an American actress who appeared in over 100 films throughout her career. She was born on August 18, 1920, in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in New York City.
Winters began her acting career in the late 1940s, appearing in several small roles in films such as "A Double Life" and "The Great Gatsby." She soon became known for her intense and emotionally charged performances, and won Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1959) and "A Patch of Blue" (1965).
Winters appeared in a wide variety of films throughout her career, including dramas, comedies, and horror movies. She was known for her portrayals of strong and often troubled women, and was admired for her ability to convey complex emotions on screen.
Some of Winters' most memorable performances include her roles in "Lolita" (1962), "The Night of the Hunter" (1955), "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972), and "A Place in the Sun" (1951). She also appeared in numerous television shows, including "The Twilight Zone" and "Roseanne."
Winters continued to act well into her later years, appearing in films such as "Gideon" (1999) and "Portrait of a Lady" (1996). She passed away on January 14, 2006, at the age of 85, leaving behind a legacy as one of Hollywood's most talented and respected actresses.