Well, to make a long story short, Shelley Winters was Jewish!
Since Shelley Winters's mother was Jewish, and in Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, those with a Jewish mother (or those who underwent a halakhic conversion) are considered Jewish, then that makes her Jewish. Her father was Jewish too.
Shelley Winters (whose full birth name was Shirley Schrift) was born on August 18, 1920 in Beverly Hills, California. Shelley Winters passed away on January 14, 2006 (aged 85).
Shelley Winters won Academy Awards for The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) and A Patch of Blue (1965), and received nominations for A Place in the Sun (1951) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972). She also appeared in A Double Life (1947), The Night of the Hunter (1955), Lolita (1962), Alfie (1966), Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976), and Pete's Dragon (1977). In addition to film, Winters appeared in television, including a tenure on the sitcom Roseanne, and wrote three autobiographical books.
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