Actress Shelley Winters dies of heart failure

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Actress Shelly Winters died of heart failure today at The Rehabilitation Centre of Beverly Hills, her publicist, Dale Olson said. She was 85.

Winters was hospitalized in October after suffering a heart attack.

Winters was the daughter of a tailor's cutter and her mother was a former opera singer. She made her impromptu singing appearance at a St. Louis amateur night when she was only 4 years old.

She started her career as a nightclub chorus girl, and advanced to supporting roles in New York plays, then became famous as a Hollywood sexpot.

Winters is probably best known for her appearance in the movie The Poseidon Adventure. She made several appearances on Roseanne as Roseanne's grandmother.