Raised in Brooklyn, New York
Auditioned for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind"; George Cukor reportedly told her she should attend college
Stage debut as understudy in "The Time of Your Life"
Broadway debut in "The Night Before Christmas"
Signed to a contract by Columbia Pictures
Film acting debut in "What a Woman!"
Appeared in "Knickerbocker Holiday", billed as Shelley Winter
Gained attention in film with her performance in "A Double Life"
Played Ado Annie on Broadway in the musical "Oklahoma!"
Signed seven-year contract with Universal
Played small role in "Red River", starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift
Received Best Actress Oscar nomination as the doomed, working-class girl in love with Clift in "A Place in the Sun", directed by George Stevens
Starred in "The Night of the Hunter", directed by Charles Laughton
Portrayed the promiscuous shopgirl Crystal Allen in NBC version of "The Women"
Returned to Broadway as co-star of "A Hatful of Rain"
Received first Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Mrs Van Daan in the film version of "The Diary of Anne Frank", directed by George Stevens
Cast as the blowsy Charlotte Haze in Stanley Kubrick's comic take on "Lolita"
Succeeded Bette Davis in the role of Maxine Faulk in Tennessee Williams' "The Night of the Iguana"
Received Emmy for appearance in "Two Is the Number", a drama special aired as part of "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre" (NBC)
Appeared in featured role in the Actors Studio film version of "Three Sisters", starring Geraldine Page
Garnered second Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance as the bigoted mother of a blind girl in "A Patch of Blue"
Starred in the Roger Corman film "Bloody Mama"; first time working with Robert De Niro
Played Minnie Shean Marx in "Minnie's Boys", the unsuccessful musical biography of the Marx Brothers
TV-movie debut in ABC's "Revenge"
Received fourth Academy Award nomination as the grandmotherly ex-swimmer who risks her life to save others in "The Poseidon Adventure"
Debut as playwright with "One Night Stands of a Noisy Passenger", a series of three one-act plays; hand-picked Robert De Niro for one of the roles
Starred as Rose Winters (a character named after her real-life mother) in the CBS TV-movie "Big Rose", an unsold series pilot
Acted the role of the Concierge in Roman Polanski's thriller "The Tenant"
Played Gladys Presley in the acclaimed ABC biopic "Elvis", starring Kurt Russell and directed by John Carpenter
Cast as a duplicitous agent in Blake Edwards' satirical "S.O.B."
Played the pianist in "Stepping Out"
Played recurring role as Roseanne's grandmother Nana Mary on the ABC sitcom "Roseanne"
Cast as Pauly Shore's mother in the lame comedy "Jury Duty"
Co-starred in "Heavy"
Played small role of Mrs Touchette in Jane Campion's "The Portrait of a Lady"
Had supporting role in Diane Ladd's TV directorial debut, the Showtime movie "Mrs. Munck"
Played a retirement home resident in "Gideon's Web"; shown at the Cannes Film Festival market
Acted in "La Bomba", featuring ex-husband Vittorio Gassman and his son Alessandro