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Subject: Tony winning actress Marian Winters was also born 100 years ago today (died 1978)

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Date Posted: Sunday, April 19, 04:28:15pm
In reply to: Fontaine died of heart failure in 1978, at age 58. 's message, "ARCHIVE: April 19, 1920 ~Musical comedy actor Frank Fontaine, known for his humorous drunkard persona 'Crazy Guggenheim', best remembered in numerous 'Jackie Gleason Show' appearances alongside Gleason's 'Joe the bartender' skits, was born a century ago, today! -Happy100th! ..." on Sunday, April 19, 02:42:53pm

Marian Winters (April 19, 1920 November 3, 1978) was an American dramatist and actress of stage, film, and television.


Marian Winters was born Marian Weinstein, the eldest of four sisters born to Morris and Sophie Weinstein. Her three sisters, Shirley Zeisel (died 2010), Elaine Singer (died 2014), and Annette Laster, long outlived her. She was raised in New York City. She made her debut in summer stock in her teens. She began her career on Broadway understudying Frances Dee in The Secret Room (1945). She also played Lady Constance in King John, and toured in such plays as Detective Story, The Heiress and Dream Girl.

Winters achieved fame for her role in I Am a Camera as Natalia Landauer. For this performance she was awarded various acting honors including the 1952 Tony Award as a Best Supporting or Featured Actress. In 1955, she played Gelda in the American production of The Dark is Light Enough, a verse drama by Christopher Fry, which starred Katharine Cornell and Tyrone Power. Her last role was in Deathtrap.

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And actor Dick Sargeant was also born 90 years ago today (died 1994). ...Bio & PHOTOSTuesday, May 05, 03:05:16pm

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