August 30, 2015

#SUTS - Shelley Winters

TCM's Summer Under the Stars features a star a day every day in August. August 31 features the films of Shelley Winters beginning at 6 a.m. and ending at 6 a.m. the next morning. I'm pleased to be taking part in the 2015 TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon. Please check out Journeys in Classic Film and read some great articles by Kristen and also follow the links to other interesting material on the classic stars featured this month on TCM.

Shelley Winters Fast Facts

Born: Shirley Schrift on August 18, 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri
Died: January 14, 2006 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California (heart failure)

1. Capt. Mack Paul Mayer (January 1, 1942 - October 1, 1948) (divorced)
2. Vittorio Gassman (April 28, 1952 - June 2, 1954) (divorced) (1 child)
3. Anthony Franciosa (May 4, 1957 - November 18, 1960) (divorced)
4. Gerry DeFord (January 13, 2006 - January 14, 2006) (her death)

Daughter: Vittoria Gina Gassman (born February 14, 1953) - She is a doctor.

Academy Awards:
1952 - Nominated - Best Actress in a Leading Role - A Place in the Sun (1951)
1960 - Won - Best Actress in a Supporting Role - The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
1966 - Won - Best Actress in a Supporting Role - A Patch of Blue (1965)
1973 - Nominated - Best Actress in a Supporting Role - The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

Golden Globes:
1952 - Nominated - Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama - A Place in the Sun (1951)
1960 - Nominated - Best Supporting Actress - The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
1963 - Nominated - Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama - Lolita (1962)
1967 - Nominated - Best Supporting Actress - Alfie (1966)
1973 - Won - Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture - The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
1977 - Nominated - Best Motion Picture Actress in a Supporting Role - Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

50 Films of Shelley Winters in Photos
Pat Kroll to Gladys Presley

Pat Kroll in A Double Life (1947)

Tory in Larceny (1948)

Brenda Martingale in Cry of the City (1948) (with Richard Conte)

Catherine Sykes in Take One False Step (1949)

Myrtle Wilson in The Great Gatsby (1949)

Terry Stewart in Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)

Lola Manners in Winchester '73 (1950)

Coral in South Sea Sinner (1950)

Frenchie Fontaine in Frenchie (1950)

Peggy Dobbs in He Ran All the Way (1951)

Alice Tripp in A Place in the Sun (1951)

Kate Denny in Behave Yourself! (1951)

Connie Thatcher in The Raging Tide (1951)

Joy Carroll in Meet Danny Wilson (1951)

Binky Gay in Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)

Jane Stevens in Untamed Frontier (1952)

Nancy in My Man and I (1952)

Sarah Wurble in Tennessee Champ (1954)

Grace Markey in Saskatchewan (1954)

Eva Bardeman in Executive Suite (1954)

Fran Davis in Playgirl (1954)

Natalia Landauer in I Am a Camera (1955)

Willa Harper in The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Dixie Evans in The Big Knife (1955) (with Jack Palance)

Ruth Harris in The Treasure of Pancho Villa (1955)

Marie Garson in I Died a Thousand Times (1955) (with Jack Palance)

Mrs. Petronella Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Lorry in Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Nellie Romano in Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)

Mary diPace in The Young Savages (1961) (with Burt Lancaster)

Charlotte Haze in Lolita (1962) (with James Mason)

Sarah Garnell in The Chapman Report (1962)

Madame Irma in The Balcony (1963)

Rose-Ann D'Arcey in A Patch of Blue (1965)

Fay Estabrook in Harper (1966)

Ruby in Alfie (1966)

Mrs. Daphne Flatow in Wild in the Streets (1968)

Shirley Newman in Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)

Mrs. Armstrong in The Mad Room (1969) (with Stella Stevens)

'Ma' Kate Barker in Bloody Mama (1970)

Helen in What's the Matter with Helen? (1971)

Amanda Hilton in Revenge (1971)

Mrs. Forrest in Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1972)

Belle Rosen in The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

Mommy in Cleopatra Jones (1973)

Bertha in Poor Pretty Eddie (1975)

Faye Lapinsky in Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

The Concierge in The Tenant (1976)

Tillie Turner in Tentacles (1977)

Gladys Presley in Elvis (1979) (with Kurt Russell)

Harper (1966)
D: Jack Smight. Paul Newman, Shelley Winters, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris. A broken-down private eye sets out to find a rich woman's missing husband.

Chapman Report, The (1962)
D: George Cukor. Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Shelley Winters, Jane Fonda. A research psychologist gets involved in the personal lives of four women.

Flap (1970)
D: Carol Reed. Anthony Quinn, Shelley Winters, Claude Akins, Tony Bill. An aging Native American mounts a one-man rebellion against the U.S. government.

Executive Suite (1954)
D: Robert Wise. William Holden, June Allyson, Barbara Stanwyck, Fredric March, Walter Pidgeon, Louis Calhern, Shelley Winters, Paul Douglas, Nina Foch, Dean Jagger. Slick, multifaceted story of company power struggle with top cast, from Cameron Hawley novel ... though similar film Patterns is much better. Later a TV series.

He Ran All the Way (1951)
D: John Berry. John Garfield, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford, Selena Royle, Gladys George, Norman Lloyd. Taut but predictable thriller with on-the-lam cop killer Garfield hiding out in Winters' home. Garfield's final film.

I Died a Thousand Times (1955)
D: Stuart Heisler. Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Lori Nelson, Lee Marvin, Earl Holliman, Lon Chaney (Jr.), Dennis Hopper. Overblown remake of Bogart's High Sierra with Palance as mad killer with soft spot for crippled girl (Nelson). Winters is his moll in this gangster run-through. CinemaScope.

Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
D: Robert Wise. Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters, Ed Begley, Gloria Grahame. Brutal robbery story with entire cast pulling out all stops; taut, exciting drama. Jazz score by John Lewis. Film debut of Wayne Rogers.

Carson on TCM: Shelley Winters (9/26/75) (2013)
TCM presents an interview from The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, with Shelley Winters from 9/26/75.

Patch of Blue, A (1965)
D: Guy Green. Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman. A blind white girl falls in love with a black man.

Lolita (1962)
D: Stanley Kubrick. James Mason, Sue Lyon, Shelley Winters. Vladimir Nabokov's racy classic focuses on an aging intellectual in love with a teenager.

Poseidon Adventure, The (1972)
D: Ronald Neame. Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons. Passengers and crew struggle to escape an ocean liner turned upside down.

My Man and I (1952)
D: William A. Wellman. Shelley Winters, Ricardo Montalban, Wendell Corey, Claire Trevor, Robert Burton, Jack Elam. A Mexican-American laborer fights for his dignity.

Tennessee Champ (1954)
D: Fred M. Wilcox. Shelley Winters, Keenan Wynn, Dewey Martin, Earl Holliman, Dave O'Brien. Good performances highlight average story of boxer who reforms crooked employer. The climactic fight features Charles (Bronson) Buchinsky.

Shelley Winters on the Radio

Screen Directors Playhouse
"The Killers"
June 5, 1949
Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Burt Lancaster and Shelley Winters

Public Domain Shelley Winters - Behave Yourself! (1951)

When a cute Welsh terrier follows Bill Denny home, little does he know that all gangland has its eye on that dog. Who will be bumbling Bill's undoing? Will it be the gangsters, the cops, or his suspicious mother-in-law? Stars Farley Granger and Shelley Winters.