Shelley Winters (Performer) | Playbill

Shelley Winters

Performer

While a professional survivor, she was often cast as a victim—the pathetic, bleating, sometimes dumb woman who is discarded by a callous leading man and not seen after the first couple reels. Among her best roles in this line were "A Double Life," "Lolita," "The Night of the Hunter," "A Place in the Sun," "The Big Knife," "Alfie" and "The Great Gatsby." She almost made it entirely through one of her best-known movies, the ocean liner disaster flick "The Poseidon Adventure," but drowned just before her fellow passengers reached daylight.

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  • Also Known As: Shelley Winter, Shirley Schrift
  • Born: Aug 17, 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Death: Jan 13, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California

Roles (12)

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Playbill - March 1978 The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
Opened March 14, 1978
  • as Beatrice (Original)
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Playbill - March 1978
Minnie's Boys Playbill - March 1970 Minnie's Boys
Opened March 26, 1970
  • as Minnie Marx (Original)
Minnie's Boys Playbill - March 1970
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards Playbill - Apr 20, 1969 The 23rd Annual Tony Awards - 1969
Opened April 20, 1969
  • as Presenter (Original)
Under the Weather Playbill - Sept 1966 Under the Weather
Opened October 27, 1966
  • as Flora Sharkey (Part I) (Original)
  • as Hilda (Part III) (Original)
  • as Marcella Vankuchen (Part II) (Original)
Under the Weather Playbill - Sept 1966
The Night of the Iguana Playbill - Jan 1962 The Night of the Iguana
Opened December 28, 1961
  • as Maxine Faulk (Replacement)
Girls of Summer Playbill - Nov 1956 Girls of Summer
Opened November 19, 1956
  • as Hilda Brookman (Original)
A Hatful of Rain Playbill - Nov 1955 A Hatful of Rain
Opened November 09, 1955
  • as Celia Pope (Original)
Oklahoma! Playbill - Opening Night - Mar 1943 Oklahoma!
Opened March 31, 1943
  • as Ado Annie Carnes (Replacement)
Rosalinda Playbill - Nov 1943 Rosalinda
Opened October 28, 1942
  • as Fifi (Original)
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 The Night Before Christmas
Opened April 10, 1941
  • as Flora (Original)
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