Shelley Winters: RIP

Poseidon Adventure favourite dies

Shelley Winters: RIP

by Willow Green |
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Sad news this past weekend as Shelley Winters – best known for her Oscar-nominated turn in The Poseidon Adventure – died at the age 85.

Winters had been suffering for some time from heart problems, and passed away in a Beverly Hills nursing home. In a career that spanned six decades, she starred in such films as Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita, The Night Of The Hunter and the original Alfie. She won two Academy Awards, for The Diary Of Anne Frank and A Patch Of Blue.

Winters found a second audience on television, playing Roseanne Barr’s mother on the comedienne’s sitcom in the 1990s. She was also well known for high-profile romances with the likes of Errol Flynn and Clark Gable. Married three times, she was the mother of a daughter, Vittoria.

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