Thursday, October 20, 2005

A Patch of Blue

Oh, no! One of my all-time fave raves, Shelley Winters, has had a heart attack, according to the Associated Press:
Actress Shelley Winters, who won two Academy Awards and was nominated twice more, was recovering in a hospital after suffering a heart attack, her family said Wednesday.

The heart attack occurred last Friday, according to a statement from Winters' family.

"Over the past few days, she has become much stronger, and Shelley is nearly back to her normal self. We are so thankful to Shelley's fans for their support and words of encouragement," the family said.

Winters, 85, was being treated at an undisclosed hospital in the Los Angeles area and was expected to be released within a week, a spokesman for the family said Wednesday.

The actress, who played blonde bombshell roles in the 1940s and went on to excel at drama, won supporting-actress Oscars for her work in "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1959) and "A Patch of Blue" (1965). She was nominated for "A Place in the Sun" (1951) and "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972).

J'adore Shelley! Her autobiography is a tour de force depiction of her fantubulous life as a beauuty queen, actress, galpal, tart, and all-around lollapalooza! She had affairs with Marlon Brando and a very young Robert DeNiro (on the set of the delightful Ma Barker exploitation biopic "Bloody Mama," in which DeNiro played Winters' son--huzzah!) I loved her in "A Place in the Sun" and as Roseanne's grandma on "Roseanne"!

Get well soon, Shelley!

1 comment:

Lang' Squal' said...

Shelly is so great in A Patch of Blue; if you've never seen it go rent it for the weekend!