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Shelley Winters

  • Aug 18, 1920 - Jan 14, 2006 (age 85)
  • 5' 4" (1.62 m)
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2006
Shelley Winters
Personal2006

Shelley Winters

Shelley Winters passed away.
Gerry DeFord
Marriage2006

Gerry DeFord

Married Gerry DeFord.
1996
The Portrait of a Lady
MovieAug 28, 1996

The Portrait of a Lady

An American girl inherits a …
An American girl inherits a fortune and falls into a misguided relationship with a gentleman confidence artist whose true nature, including a barbed and covetous disposition, turns her life into a nightmare.
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1995
Jury Duty
MovieApr 12, 1995

Jury Duty

When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered …
When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does everything he can to prolong the trial and deliberations and make the sequestration more comfortable for himself.
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1988
Roseanne
TV ShowOct 18, 1988

Roseanne

Roseanne is an American television sitcom starring …
Roseanne is an American television sitcom starring Roseanne Barr and revolving around the fictional Conner family. It aired on ABC from October 18, 1988, to May 20, 1997, and again from March 27, 2018, to May 22, 2018. Lauded for its realistic portrayal of a working-class American family, the series reached No. 1 in the Nielsen ratings from 1989 to 1990.
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1986
The Delta Force
MovieFeb 14, 1986

The Delta Force

After a plane is hijacked by terrorists, The Delta Force is …
After a plane is hijacked by terrorists, The Delta Force is sent in to resolve the crisis.
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1985
Déjà Vu
MovieMay 1, 1985

Déjà Vu

A writer who believes that he was reincarnated believes that his …
A writer who believes that he was reincarnated believes that his present fiancée possesses the soul of his fiancée in his previous life, a ballerina.
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1981
S.O.B.
MovieJul 1, 1981

S.O.B.

Felix Farmer is an extremely successful Hollywood …
Felix Farmer is an extremely successful Hollywood producer, whose movies for Capitol Pictures have never lost money,... until now, with his latest, most expensive film to date, Night Wind, ending up being a major flop. The film, starring his popular Academy Award winning actress wife, Sally Miles, who has a G-rated screen image, almost bankrupts the studio. As such, the studio execs turn on Felix, who want to take over creative control of the movie and re-edit it to lessen the damage. It also turns Felix suicidal, his mental state which in turn leads to Sally leaving him and taking their two children with her. As Felix tries and tries again unsuccessfully to kill himself, he finally stumbles upon an idea which gets him out of his depression. He plans to use his and Sally's money to purchase the movie back from the studio, and re-imagine it by adding a few new scenes, to drastically altar it from the G-rated fantasy film it is, to an R-rated sex romp, complete with Sally baring her naked breasts on screen. In doing so, Felix believes it has the potential to become the most popular film to date. A major obstacle in being able to carry out his idea is Sally, who has long protected her good girl screen image. What ends up happening is largely dictated by those around them, from the major players to those on the periphery of their lives, each who is working on his or her own self interest, with even those at the far edge of the periphery having a profound effect on the proceedings.
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1979
The Visitor
MovieMar 22, 1979

The Visitor

John Huston stars as an intergalactic warrior who …
John Huston stars as an intergalactic warrior who joins a cosmic Christ figure in battle against a demonic 8-year-old girl, and her pet hawk, while the fate of the universe hangs in the balance. Multi-dimensional warfare, pre-adolescent profanity and brutal avian attacks combine to transport the viewer to a state unlike anything they've experienced... somewhere between Hell and the darkest reaches of outer space.
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1978
Nomination1978

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "Next Stop, Greenwich Village".
BAFTA Award
1977
Pete's Dragon
MovieNov 3, 1977

Pete's Dragon

In New England in the early 20th century, Pete is a nine-year …
In New England in the early 20th century, Pete is a nine-year-old orphan escaping from his brutal adoptive parents, the Gogans, with his only friend, a cartoon dragon named Elliott. They successfully escape to Passamaquoddy, Maine, and live with Nora, a lighthouse keeper, and her father, Lampie. Elliott is sought for medicinal purposes by the corrupt Dr. Terminus.
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The Love Boat
TV ShowSep 24, 1977

The Love Boat

The Love Boat (simply Love Boat in its final season) is an …
The Love Boat (simply Love Boat in its final season) is an American comedy/drama television series set on luxury passenger cruise ship S.S. Pacific Princess, which aired on the ABC television network from May 5, 1977 until May 24, 1986; plus, four three-hour long specials aired in 1986, 1987, and 1990. The series revolves around the ship's captain Merrill Stubing (played by Gavin MacLeod) and a handful of its crew, with several passengers—played by various guest star actors for each episode—having romantic and humorous adventures. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday-night lineup of the time, which also included Fantasy Island until that series ended two years earlier in 1984.
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Tentacles
MovieFeb 25, 1977

Tentacles

A mutated giant octopus wreaks havoc on a California …
A mutated giant octopus wreaks havoc on a California seaside community.
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Award1977

David di Donatello Special Award

Won award for "An Average Little Man".
Nomination1977

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "Next Stop, Greenwich Village".
BAFTA Award
1976
Frosty's Winter Wonderland
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MovieDec 2, 1976

Frosty's Winter Wonderland

Frosty's Winter Wonderland …
Frosty's Winter Wonderland is a 1976 animated Christmas television special and a sequel to the 1969 special Frosty the Snowman produced by Rankin/Bass Productions and returns writer Romeo Muller and Jackie Vernon as the voice of Frosty. Andy Griffith stars as the narrator. The special premiered on ABC on December 2, 1976.
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The Tenant
MovieMay 24, 1976

The Tenant

A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds …
A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.
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Nomination1976

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Next Stop, Greenwich Village".
Golden Globe Award
1975
Nomination1975

Outstanding Single Performance By A S…

Nominated for "McCloud".
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination1975

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama S…

Nominated for "McCloud".
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination1975

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy …

Nominated for "McCloud".
Primetime Emmy Award
1973
Cleopatra Jones
MovieJul 13, 1973

Cleopatra Jones

During the 1970s, U.S. Special Agent Cleopatra Jones …
During the 1970s, U.S. Special Agent Cleopatra Jones proves to be an invaluable asset to the local police forces in the war on drugs.
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Blume in Love
MovieJun 17, 1973

Blume in Love

Lawyer Stephen Blume, specialized in divorces, lives a …
Lawyer Stephen Blume, specialized in divorces, lives a paradoxical situation when, having his own marriage break up, is still in love with his ex-wife.
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The Devil's Daughter
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MovieJan 9, 1973

The Devil's Daughter

A young girl whose mother had sold her soul to Satan when …
A young girl whose mother had sold her soul to Satan when she was born is told by Satan that she must marry a fellow demon.
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Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nomination1973

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "The Poseidon Adventure".
BAFTA Award
1972
The Poseidon Adventure
MovieDec 12, 1972

The Poseidon Adventure

A passenger ship, on her …
A passenger ship, on her way to the scrap yard is pushed to her limits by the new owners to save on the dismantling fees. A tidal wave hits her, flipping her over so that all the internal rooms are upside down. A priest takes a mixed band of survivors on a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive.
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Best Supporting Actress
Nomination1972

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "The Poseidon Adventure".
Academy Award
Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Award1972

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Won award for "The Poseidon Adventure".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nomination1972

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "The Poseidon Adventure".
BAFTA Award
Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nomination1972

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Nominated for "The Poseidon Adventure".
Golden Globe Award
1971
What's the Matter with Helen?
MovieJun 30, 1971

What's the Matter with Helen?

Two middle-aged women …
Two middle-aged women move to Hollywood, California after their sons are convicted of a notorious murder and open a dance school for children eager to tap their way to stardom.
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Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?
MovieFeb 11, 1971

Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?

A demented widow lures …
A demented widow lures unsuspecting children into her mansion in a bizarre "Hansel and Gretel" twist.
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1970
Bloody Mama
MovieMar 24, 1970

Bloody Mama

A psychological gangster film based on fact. Machine gun …
A psychological gangster film based on fact. Machine gun totin' Ma Barker lead her family gang (her sons) on a crime spree in the Depression era. Her loyal brood have every perversion imaginable. The sadistic Herman sleeps with his Ma. When Fred Barker is released from prison, he brings home his cellmate and lover Kevin Dirkman, who also sleeps with Ma, much to Fred's chagrin. Lloyd Barker is a spaced-out drug addict who sniffs glue if nothing better is around. Ma kidnaps happy-go-lucky millionaire Sam Adams Pendlebury and holds him for ransom. Arthur Barker, Ma's wallflower son, and Herman's hooker lady friend Mona Gibson also figure in the story. The bloody finale is virtually choreographed, and a visual stunner. Filmed in the Ozarks.
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1969
The Mad Room
MovieMay 1, 1969

The Mad Room

Remake of 1941's "Ladies in Retirement" has Stella …
Remake of 1941's "Ladies in Retirement" has Stella Stevens playing companion to wealthy, loony widow and she soon brings her brother and sister to live with them after they are released from an asylum for brutally murdering their parents years before. Now there appear to be skeletons that Stevens has worked so hard to keep hidden, ready to tumble out of her closet.
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1968
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
MovieDec 1, 1968

Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell

Twenty years after their initial …
Twenty years after their initial war-time visit three U.S. servicemen hold a reunion at an Italian village. They all have fond memories, especially of local girl Carla. But she has been telling each of them that they are the father of her daughter Gia, so they have all been paying well for her upbringing. As this dawns on the threesome old rivalries surface, but times have changed and complications such as wives, middle-age, and the need to protect Gia's future start to surface.
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Wild in the Streets
MovieMay 29, 1968

Wild in the Streets

Wealthy twenty-two year old Max Frost - born Max Jacob …
Wealthy twenty-two year old Max Frost - born Max Jacob Flatow, Jr. - is a rock music superstar, he a rock music franchise unto himself. He has cut ties with his parents, especially due to the control wielded by his overbearing mother, Daphne Flatow, that control against which he rebelled and is still rebelling in the form of having an entourage solely of young people, who he believes knows better than people even a few years older than them. Age-wise, the senior member of his entourage is his acid-dropping girlfriend, former child star Sally LeRoy, age twenty-four, the junior member being fifteen year old Yale law graduate Billy Cage, his business advisor and his band's guitarist. Max decides to endorse thirty-seven year old Congressman Johnny Fergus, running on the Democratic ticket for a California senate seat, as one of Johnny's platform policies is to lower the voting age to eighteen. Johnny happily accepts that endorsement because of Max's power over young people, whose votes Johnny is trying to court. But as Max sees that Johnny doesn't go far enough in his policies - Max believing the voting age should be fourteen so someone like Billy can vote - Max figures the best way to get what he wants is to start his own political machine, first within the current regulations of the land, then once "in", working from the inside to change the laws to transfer the power from the "old" - who he and his team see as anyone over thirty-four - to the young. The questions become how far Max and his team will go to ensure his vision of the world comes to fruition, and how far the establishment will go to try and stop him and his followers.
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The Scalphunters
MovieFeb 29, 1968

The Scalphunters

Forced to trade his valuable furs for a well-educated escaped …
Forced to trade his valuable furs for a well-educated escaped slave, a rugged trapper vows to recover the pelts from the Indians and later the renegades that killed them.
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1967
Enter Laughing
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MovieFeb 25, 1967

Enter Laughing

David Kolowitz, a nice young man living with his parents in New …
David Kolowitz, a nice young man living with his parents in New York City in 1938, works at a machine repair shop. His parents want David to study to become a pharmacist. But what he really wants is to be an actor like his idol, Ronald Colman. One day, at his friend Marvin's suggestion, David tries out for a part in a play, and gets it, despite his obvious lack of acting experience (not to mention ability). True, it's a rather small part in a low-rent production. Leading the troupe is a washed-up, alcoholic actor who hires David at the urging of his actress-daughter, who finds David "cute." To play his part, David must come up with his own costume - a tuxedo - and pay the house five dollars a week, ostensibly for tuition. But it is David's first acting job, one which calls for him to "enter laughing." And if it doesn't work out - well, there's always pharmacy school.
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1966
Alfie
MovieMar 24, 1966

Alfie

An unrepentant ladies' man gradually begins to …
An unrepentant ladies' man gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle.
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Harper
MovieFeb 23, 1966

Harper

Lew Harper, a cool private investigator, is hired by a …
Lew Harper, a cool private investigator, is hired by a wealthy California matron to locate her kidnapped husband.
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Batman
TV ShowJan 12, 1966

Batman

Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, …
Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It stars Adam West as Bruce Wayne / Batman and Burt Ward as Dick Grayson / Robin – two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City from a variety of arch villains. It is known for its camp style, upbeat theme music, and its intentionally humorous, simplistic morality (aimed at its largely teenage audience). This included championing the importance of using seat belts, doing homework, eating vegetables, and drinking milk. It was described by executive producer William Dozier as the only situation comedy on the air without a laugh track. The 120 episodes aired on the ABC network for three seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968, twice weekly for the first two and weekly for the third. In 2016, television critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz ranked Batman as the 82nd greatest American television show of all time.
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Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nomination1966

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Alfie".
Golden Globe Award
Nomination1966

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Nominated for "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre".
Nomination1966

Outstanding Single Performance by an A…

Nominated for "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre".
Primetime Emmy Award
1965
A Patch of Blue
MovieDec 10, 1965

A Patch of Blue

Accidentally blinded by her prostitute mother Rose-Ann …
Accidentally blinded by her prostitute mother Rose-Ann at the age of five, Selina D'Arcey spends the next 13 years confined in the tiny Los Angeles apartment that they share with "Ole Pa", Selina's grandfather. One afternoon at the local park, Selina meets Gordon Ralfe, a thoughtful young office worker whose kind-hearted treatment of her results in her falling in love with him, unaware that he is black. They continue to meet in the park every afternoon and he teaches her how to get along in the city. But when the cruel, domineering Rose-Ann learns of their relationship, she forbids her to have anything more to do with him because he is black. Selina continues to meet Gordon despite Rose-Ann's fury, who is determined to end the relationship for good.
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Best Supporting Actress
Nomination1965

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "A Patch of Blue".
Academy Award
Best Supporting Actress
Award1965

Best Supporting Actress

Won award for "A Patch of Blue".
Academy Award
1964
A House Is Not a Home
MovieAug 12, 1964

A House Is Not a Home

Based on Polly Adler's best …
Based on Polly Adler's best-selling autobiography about her life in the Roaring Twenties as a legendary Madam. The movie follows Polly's life from an immigrant worker to becoming friend and confidante of underworld bigwigs, social leaders, businessmen, politicians, writers and artists.
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Award1964

Outstanding Single Performance by an A…

Won award for "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre".
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination1964

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Nominated for "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre".
Nomination1964

Outstanding Single Performance by an A…

Nominated for "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre".
Primetime Emmy Award
1962
The Chapman Report
MovieOct 5, 1962

The Chapman Report

Based on the best-selling novel by Irving Wallace that was …
Based on the best-selling novel by Irving Wallace that was inspired by the Kinsey Report on the sexual mores of suburban women, the film follows the personal (read sexual) lives of four women (Claire Bloom, Jane Fonda, Shelley Winters and Glynis Johns) with four separate sexual hangups, ranging from frigidity to nymphomania. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. plays a researcher who becomes entangled with Fonda, the young woman suffering from emotional frigidity.
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Lolita
MovieJun 12, 1962

Lolita

Humbert Humbert forces a confrontation with a man, …
Humbert Humbert forces a confrontation with a man, whose name he has just recently learned, in this man's home. The events that led to this standoff began four years earlier. Middle aged Humbert, a European, arrives in the United States where he has secured at job at Beardsley College in Beardsley, Ohio as a Professor of French Literature. Before he begins his post in the fall, he decides to spend the summer in the resort town of Ramsdale, New Hampshire. He is given the name of Charlotte Haze as someone who is renting a room in her home for the summer. He finds that Charlotte, widowed now for seven years, is a woman who puts on airs. Among the demonstration of those airs is throwing around the name of Clare Quilty, a television and stage script writer, who came to speak at her women's club meeting and who she implies is now a friend. Those airs also mask being lonely, especially as she is a sexually aggressive and liberated woman. Humbert considers Charlotte a proverbial "joke" but decides to rent the room upon meeting Charlotte's provocative daughter, Dolores Haze - more frequently referred to as Lolita - who he first spots in a bikini tanning in the back yard. He is immediately infatuated with Lolita, with who he becomes obsessed in a sexual manner despite her age, she being just into her teens. He will also learn that Charlotte has the exact same feelings for him. While Charlotte does whatever she can to be alone with Humbert, Humbert does the same with Lolita. As the summer progresses, Humbert, based on the circumstances, decides to enter into a relationship with Charlotte just to be near Lolita. In that new arrangement, Humbert has to figure out how to achieve his goal of being with Lolita with Charlotte out of the way. As things begin to go Humbert's way, he is unaware that Charlotte is not the only thing standing in his way between him and Lolita, that other thing being Lolita's possible interest in other boys, and other members of the male sex, young or old, who may have their own designs on Lolita.
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Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Nomination1962

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Nominated for "Lolita".
Golden Globe Award
1961
The Young Savages
MovieMay 24, 1961

The Young Savages

A D.A. investigates 3 white teenagers accused of …
A D.A. investigates 3 white teenagers accused of murdering a blind Puerto Rican kid.
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Burt Lancaster
Relationship1961

Burt Lancaster

Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – …
Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique, blue eyes, and distinctive smile (which he called "The Grin"). After initially building his career in "tough guy" roles, Lancaster abandoned his all-American image in the late 1950s in favor of more complex and challenging roles, and came to be regarded as one of the best motion picture actors in history.
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1959
Odds Against Tomorrow
MovieOct 13, 1959

Odds Against Tomorrow

Dave Burke is looking to hire …
Dave Burke is looking to hire two men to assist him in a bank raid: Earle Slater, a white ex-convict, and Johnny Ingram, a black gambler. Both are reluctant; but Burke arranges for Ingram's creditors to put pressure on him, while Slater feels humiliated by his failure to provide for his girlfriend; they eventually accept. But Slater loathes and despises blacks, and the tensions in the gang rapidly mount.
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The Diary of Anne Frank
MovieMar 18, 1959

The Diary of Anne Frank

During World War II, a …
During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
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Best Supporting Actress
Award1959

Best Supporting Actress

Won award for "The Diary of Anne Frank".
Academy Award
Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nomination1959

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Nominated for "The Diary of Anne Frank".
Golden Globe Award
Best Supporting Actress
Nomination1959

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "The Diary of Anne Frank".
Academy Award
1957
Wagon Train
TV ShowSep 18, 1957

Wagon Train

Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on …
Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on the NBC television network (National Broadcasting Company), 1957–1962 and then on the lower rated newer American Broadcasting Company (ABC), 1962–1965. Wagon Train first aired on September 18, 1957 and would eventually place the TV show in the number one spot in the Nielsen ratings. The series format attracted big name guest stars who would appear in major roles as travelers in the large wagon train or in the settlements they passed by or visited. It initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death in 1960 by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by Scott Miller and Robert Fuller.'
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Anthony Franciosa
MarriageMay 1957

Anthony Franciosa

Anthony Franciosa (October 25, 1928 – January 19, 2006), …
Anthony Franciosa (October 25, 1928 – January 19, 2006), usually billed as Tony Franciosa during the height of his career, was an American film, TV and stage actor. He made several feature films, including Career (1959) for which he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor/Drama and A Face in the Crowd (1957). In television, along with many minor parts, he played lead roles in five major TV series: the sitcom Valentine's Day (1964–65), drama The Name of the Game (1968–71), Search (1972–73), Matt Helm (1975) and Finder of Lost Loves (1984). However, he began as a successful stage actor, gaining a Tony Award nomination for the drug-addiction play A Hatful of Rain.
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Anthony Franciosa
Relationship1957

Anthony Franciosa

Anthony Franciosa (October 25, 1928 – January 19, 2006), …
Anthony Franciosa (October 25, 1928 – January 19, 2006), usually billed as Tony Franciosa during the height of his career, was an American film, TV and stage actor. He made several feature films, including Career (1959) for which he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor/Drama and A Face in the Crowd (1957). In television, along with many minor parts, he played lead roles in five major TV series: the sitcom Valentine's Day (1964–65), drama The Name of the Game (1968–71), Search (1972–73), Matt Helm (1975) and Finder of Lost Loves (1984). However, he began as a successful stage actor, gaining a Tony Award nomination for the drug-addiction play A Hatful of Rain.
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1955
The Treasure of Pancho Villa
MovieOct 19, 1955

The Treasure of Pancho Villa

Mexico, 1915. US bank …
Mexico, 1915. US bank robber Tom Bryan hopes to retire to Mexico, where the ever popular ex-revolutionary dictator, Pancho Villa, has been deposed and driven to his home province by another tyrant. Colonel Castro's band of loyal Villa-supporters hope to get him back in power so rob a gold train. Aboard is Bryan, who was secretly paid to help. Delivering the gold to Pancho by Yaqui country proves harder, as the Indians help with the federales (government troops) in pursuit. More dangers lurk.
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The Big Knife
MovieSep 10, 1955

The Big Knife

Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss …
Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career.
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The Night of the Hunter
MovieJul 26, 1955

The Night of the Hunter

It's the Great Depression. In …
It's the Great Depression. In the process of robbing a bank of $10,000, Ben Harper kills two people. Before he is captured, he is able to convince his adolescent son John and his daughter Pearl not to tell anyone, including their mother Willa, where he hid the money, namely in Pearl's favorite toy, a doll that she carries everywhere with her. Ben, who is captured, tried and convicted, is sentenced to death. But before he is executed, Ben is in the state penitentiary with a cell mate, a man by the name of Harry Powell, a self-professed man of the cloth, who is really a con man and murderer, swindling lonely women, primarily rich widows, of their money before he kills them. Harry does whatever he can, unsuccessfully, to find out the location of the $10,000 from Ben. After Ben's execution, Harry decides that Willa will be his next mark, figuring that someone in the family knows where the money is hidden. Despite vowing not to remarry, Willa ends up being easy prey for Harry's outward evangelicalism; she is a pious woman who feels she needs to atone for her sins which led to Ben doing what he did, especially as Harry presents himself as the preacher who worked at the prison and provided salvation to Ben before his death. Harry quickly figures out that John and Pearl know where the money is. Conversely, John doesn't trust Harry, John who first tries not to show to Harry that he indeed does know where the money is, and then second constantly reminds a more-trusting Pearl of their promise to their now-deceased father. With Willa devoted to her new husband, John and Pearl need some other adult assistance in evading Harry's veiled threats, an adult who not only can see the honesty and goodness in children but who can also see a true wolf in sheep's clothing like Harry.
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1954
Tennessee Champ
MovieFeb 25, 1954

Tennessee Champ

A little B-picture that M-G-M tossed out, barely promoted and …
A little B-picture that M-G-M tossed out, barely promoted and forgot about but one that is better than some of the A-dross from Leo in the same era. Shelley Winters, after an absence of 15 months from the screen, is on the down-side of her sexpot days and the upside of her character days and is excellent as the devoted wife trying to keep her larcency-inclined husband on the up-and-up and has more losses than wins in that department; Kennan Wynn is even better as her fight-manager husband and gives a controlled performance as a blustery character, as opposed to the uncontrolled, mail-it-in, over-the-top blustery characters he later played in many westerns; and Earl Holliman as Wynn's harmonica-playing, punch-drunk handyman is dead on the mark. Story, which strays a bit toward the melodramatic in places, concerns a deacon's son,Daniel Norson(Dewey Martin), who thinks he has killed a man in a fight over a girl and goes on the lam. He is picked up by fight manager Willy Wurble (Keenan Wynn)and, since he owns a deadly punch, becomes a successful prize fighter. But his religious background leads him to refuse to take a dive in a fight Willy has fixed, even though he thinks Willy will turn him in on the murder charge. Creditability flies a little out of the window when Daniel discovers the man he is to fight is actually the man he thought he killed. Daniel's devoutness and faith has made Willy a semi-reformed sinner but that may be only because of lack of opportunity at the moment.
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Executive Suite
MovieFeb 23, 1954

Executive Suite

When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies …
When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice presidents vie to see who will replace him.
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1953
Vittoria Gassman
ChildFebruary 1953

Vittoria Gassman

Vittoria Gassman was born on February 14, 1953 in Los …
Vittoria Gassman was born on February 14, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Vittoria-Gina Gassman. She has been married to Robert Neuman since September 1989. They have two children.
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1952
My Man and I
MovieSep 5, 1952

My Man and I

Chu Chu Ramirez is an American of Mexican decent farm …
Chu Chu Ramirez is an American of Mexican decent farm laborer in California, with lofty ideals, who is very proud of his new American citizenship. During his time off, he tries to befriend the alcoholic bar girl Nancy. After working for a month for the subsistence farmer Mr. Ames and his frustrated wife, Chu Chu discovers that his paycheck bounces and Ames stalls in paying him. Just after a confrontation between Ames and Chu Chu, Ames is accidentally wounded by his own shotgun and he and his wife blame it on Chu Chu. Despite the support of his friends and sympathetic Sheriff, Chu Chu is given a year's sentence.
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Untamed Frontier
MovieJul 23, 1952

Untamed Frontier

Squeezed between Mexico and the Denbow family lands lies the …
Squeezed between Mexico and the Denbow family lands lies the U.S. government free grazing land but the incoming settlers cannot reach it without trespassing on the Denbow property which is defended by an army of Denbow cowhands.
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Vittorio Gassman
MarriageApril 1952

Vittorio Gassman

Vittorio Gassman, Knight Grand Cross, OMRI (born Vittorio …
Vittorio Gassman, Knight Grand Cross, OMRI (born Vittorio Gassmann; 1 September 1922 – 29 June 2000), popularly known as Il Mattatore, was an Italian theatre and film actor, as well as director.
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Phone Call from a Stranger
MovieJan 17, 1952

Phone Call from a Stranger

On a flight from Chicago to …
On a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles via Iowa, lawyer David Trask gets to know three of his fellow passengers as one technical issue after another leads to delays and unscheduled stops along the way. Those three are physician Dr. Robert Fortness, struggling actress with the stage name Binky Gay, and loud salesman Eddie Hoke, who is both quick with a joke and quick to show off a photograph of his beautiful wife, Marie Hoke. Below the surface, the three have deeper stories, which are bringing them back to Los Angeles and which Dr. Fortness and Binky divulge to David. Dr. Fortness, an alcoholic, is returning to own up to his drunken part in the death of a friend, and his wife Claire's complicity in the matter. Binky, after being away in New York for a year, is returning to her husband, Mike Carr, hoping to take him away from his overbearing mother, former vaudeville star Sally Carr, who still basks in her former but no longer shining glory, and who is the cause of any marital problem she and Mike have had as she sees Binky as competition in every sense of the word. Because of an incident en route and his burgeoning friendship with them, David feels compelled to help them resolve their issues. Specifically in dealing with Eddie's life, David is forced to reflect on his own and the reason he left his home in Midland City, Iowa.
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1951
Behave Yourself!
MovieSep 1, 1951

Behave Yourself!

When a cute Welsh terrier follows Bill Denny home, little does …
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 - the gangsters, the cops, or his suspicious mother-in-law?
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A Place in the Sun
MovieApr 5, 1951

A Place in the Sun

The young and poor George Eastman (Montgomery Clift) …
The young and poor George Eastman (Montgomery Clift) leaves his religious mother and Chicago and arrives in California expecting to find a better job in the business of his wealthy uncle Charles Eastman. His cousin Earl Eastman advises him that there are many women in the factory and the basic rule is that he must not hang around with any of them. George meets the worker of the assembly line, Alice Tripp, in the movie theater and they date. Meanwhile, the outcast George is promoted and he meets the gorgeous Angela Vickers at a party thrown at his uncle's house. Angela introduces him to the local high society and they fall in love with each other. However, Alice is pregnant and she wants to get married with George. During a dinner party at Angela's lake house with parents, relatives, and friends, Alice calls George from the bus station and gives him thirty minutes to meet her; otherwise she will crash the party and tell what has happened. George is pressed by the situation which ends in a tragedy.
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Vittorio Gassman
Relationship1951

Vittorio Gassman

Vittorio Gassman, Knight Grand Cross, OMRI (born Vittorio …
Vittorio Gassman, Knight Grand Cross, OMRI (born Vittorio Gassmann; 1 September 1922 – 29 June 2000), popularly known as Il Mattatore, was an Italian theatre and film actor, as well as director.
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Best Actress
Nomination1951

Best Actress

Nominated for "A Place in the Sun".
Academy Award
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Nomination1951

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Nominated for "A Place in the Sun".
Golden Globe Award
1950
Frenchie
MovieNov 26, 1950

Frenchie

Frenchie Fontaine sells her successful business in New …
Frenchie Fontaine sells her successful business in New Orleans to come West. Her reason? Find the men who killed her father, Frank Dawson. But she only knows one of the two who did and she's determined to find out the other.
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Winchester '73
MovieJun 1, 1950

Winchester '73

The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another …
The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another parallels a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive.
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South Sea Sinner
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MovieJan 2, 1950

South Sea Sinner

On a South Sea island, a local hoodlum tries to blackmail a …
On a South Sea island, a local hoodlum tries to blackmail a tramp steamer sick crewman who's wanted for wartime collaboration with the Japanese and who's desperate to clear his name.
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1949
The Great Gatsby
MovieJul 13, 1949

The Great Gatsby

A Jazz Age bootlegger learns the hard way about the wages of …
A Jazz Age bootlegger learns the hard way about the wages of sin.
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1947
A Double Life
MovieDec 25, 1947

A Double Life

Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the …
Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, it's terrible to be around him. That's the reason why his wife Brita divorced him; although she still loves him and works with him, she couldn't stand living with him anymore. So when Anthony accepts to play Othello, he devotes himself entirely to the part, but it soon overwhelms him and with each day his mind gets filled more and more with Othello's murderous jealousy.
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1942
Capt. Mack Paul Mayer
Marriage1942

Capt. Mack Paul Mayer

Married Capt. Mack Paul Mayer.
1920
Shelley Winters
BirthAugust 1920

Shelley Winters

Shelley Winters was born.
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