Shelley Winters

winters1August 18, 1920 – January 14, 2006

Shelley Winters (née Schrift) was an Academy Award winning actress who shook off the shackles of the overused blonde bombshell Hollywood stereotype and crafted herself a fine career that lasted for more than 50 years. Winters, from St. Louis, was best known for her film and television roles, as well as her many theatrical performances. She was, however, also an author and wrote a couple of autobiographies in which she did not hold back about her personal life. Shelley was married four times and had romantic relationships with many of the biggest names in entertainment, including Burt Lancaster, William Holden, Errol Flynn and Marlon Brando. That’s quite a (partial) list.  But, since I don’t want to get caught up in the whole celebrity gossip game, I’ll instead say that Shelley donated her Oscar for 1960’s The Diary of Anne Frank to the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam.  Not sure what purpose that served, but a good deed is a good deed.  So, nice job, Shelley.

Burial

Hillside Memorial Park – Culver City, CA

Specific Location

Hillside Slope, Block 11, Plot 358, grave 8; About 5 rows down from the road that runs to the south of the main mausoleum, Shelley’s grave marker is 10 spaces to the east of a tree.

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