Saturday Video: Shelley Winters talks about former roommate Marilyn Monroe in interviews over three decades
In a series of interviews spanning more than three decades from 1965 to 1996, two-time Oscar winner Shelley Winters shares her thoughts and memories of her friend and former roommate, Marilyn Monroe. The two lives together for about a year when both were young actresses looking for their big breaks.
Both did with Marilyn starring in such classics as Some Like It Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, Bus Stop, and The Seven Year Itch. Sadly she died at age 36 but continues to be a major popular culture icon.
Miss Winterswon 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). Other roles Winters appeared in include A Double Life (1947), The Night of the Hunter (1955), Lolita (1962), Alfie (1966).
Her career was long and included a recurring role on Roseanne in the 1990s as the title character’s grandmother. She died in 2006 at the age of 85.