20 Stunning Black and White Photos of Shelley Winters When She Was Young in the 1940s and 1950s ~ Vintage Everyday
Winters began taking drama classes at the New School for Social Research in New York City, and in between small roles in plays and musicals worked as an entertainer at the summer resorts in the Catskills of upstate New York.
The director, George Stevens, rejected her at first for being too sexy.
Six years later, she won again for her performance as the vicious mother of a blind woman in A Patch of Blue, making her the first actress ever to win the Best Supporting Actress Award twice.
She starred in a 1978 Broadway production of 's , which only had a short run.