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The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

Shelley Winters as "Belle Rosen"

En route from New York City to Greece on New Year's Eve, majestic passenger ship the S.S. Poseidon is overtaken by a tidal wave. With the captain (Leslie Nielsen) dead, surviving passengers, including the passionate Rev. Scott (Gene Hackman), band together in the ship's ballroom. The group struggles to avert fires, flooding, structural instability and mechanical malfunctions as they make their way through a maze of ladders and tunnels in their desperate attempt to escape a watery grave.

Academy Award (1972) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972) Nominated Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1972) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Alfie (1966)

Shelley Winters as "Ruby"

Set in postwar London, "Alfie" features Michael Caine as a chauffeur bent on promiscuity. After impregnating his girlfriend he takes off on vacation. He continues his life of womanizing, but he can't hide forever. A misfortune strikes and Alfie is forced to face the product of his ways.

Golden Globe (1966) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

A Patch of Blue (1965)

Shelley Winters as "Rose-Ann D'Arcey"

When Selina D'Arcey (Elizabeth Hartman), a blind young white woman, befriends Gordon Ralfe (Sidney Poitier), a black office worker, their budding relationship eventually leads to romance. However, once Selina's insensitive and abusive mother, Rose-Ann (Shelley Winters), finds out about Gordon, she becomes determined to keep the couple apart. With its stirring story of interracial love, this thoughtful film fittingly reflects the civil rights movement of the era.

Academy Award (1965) Won Best Supporting Actress

Lolita (1962)

Shelley Winters as "Charlotte Haze"

With a screenplay penned by the author himself, Stanley Kubrick brings Vladimir Nabokov's controversial tale of forbidden love to the screen. Humbert Humbert (James Mason) is a European professor who relocates to an American suburb, renting a room from lonely widow Charlotte Haze (Shelley Winters). Humbert marries Charlotte, but only to nurture his obsession with her comely teenage daughter, Lolita (Sue Lyon). After Charlotte's sudden death, Humbert has Lolita all to himself -- or does he?

Golden Globe (1962) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Shelley Winters as "Mrs. Petronella Van Daan"

In Nazi-occupied Holland in World War II, shopkeeper Kraler hides two Jewish families in his attic. Young Anne Frank (Millie Perkins) keeps a diary of everyday life for the Franks and the Van Daans, chronicling the Nazi threat as well as family dynamics. A romance with Peter Van Daan causes jealousy between Anne and her sister, Margot. Otto Frank (Joseph Schildkraut) returns to the attic many years after the eventual capture of both families and finds his late daughter's diary.

Academy Award (1959) Won Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1959) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

A Place in the Sun (1951)

Shelley Winters as "Alice Tripp"

In this classic version of Theodore Dreiser's novel "An American Tragedy," George Eastman (Montgomery Clift), the nephew of a wealthy industrialist, is excluded from high society and given a blue-collar job at his uncle's factory. While ascending the ranks of the company, George becomes romantically involved with co-worker Alice Tripp (Shelley Winters). However, when he is introduced to socialite Angela Vickers (Elizabeth Taylor), he quickly falls for her, leading to a tragic love triangle.

Academy Award (1951) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1951) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

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