Shelley WintersShelley Winters
(born August 18
) is an American actress
. Born Shirley Schrift
in East St. Louis, Illinois
, she is known to today's audiences as a large figure of comedians' scathing humor, but when she began her career, she was known as a voluptuous beauty. She is said to have had an affair with Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr
, father of President John F. Kennedy
Her first movie was What a Woman in 1943. By 1959, she had won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Diary of Anne Frank.
Academy Awards and nominations
She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1750 Vine Street.