Saturday, August 18, 2012

Post 77-Happy Birthday Shelley

Today is Shelley Winters birthday! Shirley Winters was born on August 18th,1920 in St.Louis, Missouri.When Shelley was 3,her and her family moved to Brooklyn,Newyork where she grew up.She studied at The New School also in New York and also studied at The Actor Studio in the 1940s(she was room mates with Marilyn Monroe which is pretty cool).She did a couple theater things in New York before moving to Los Angeles.Her first movie was What a Women! in 1943 and worked in films through the 1940s(usually having small part roles).Her first chance at stardom was in the movie A Double Life in 1947.Her excellent acting in that movie lead her to the leading parts in the films,The Great Gatsby and Winchester 73.And from there she went on to do other films, such as,Meet Danny Wilson(my favorite movie with her in it),A Place in The Sun,and The Diary Of Anne Frank and be in lots of television shows as well.She was nominated four times for an Academy Award as best actress in a leading Role(1)/Supporting Role(3) and won two out of those four.She was an Amazing actress and I think she is amazing.Today to celebrate a wonderful actress's birthday my quotes will be from her!

"Every now and then, when you're on stage, you hear the best sound a player can hear. It's a sound you can't get in movies or in television. It is the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you've hit them where they live."-
Shelley Winters

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