Marian Winters

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Marian Winters
Born (1924-04-19)April 19, 1924
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died November 3, 1978(1978-11-03) (aged 54)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress

Marian Winters (April 19, 1924 – November 3, 1978) was an American actress of stage, film, and television.


Born in New York City to a Jewish-American family, Winters made her debut in summer stock in her teens. She attended Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn.[citation needed]

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. She achieved fame for her role in I Am a Camera as Natalia Landauer. For this performance she was awarded the 1952 Tony Award as a Best Supporting or Featured Actress. In 1955, she played Gelda in Katharine Cornell's production of The Dark is Light Enough, a verse drama by Christopher Fry. Her last role was in Deathtrap.[1]


Her tenure in Deathtrap was cut short due to cancer, from which she died on November 3, 1978, aged 54. She was succeeded in her role (Helga Ten Dorp) by Elizabeth Parrish. The role was played by Irene Worth in the film version.[1] [2]

Personal life[edit]

She was married once, but had no children.[citation needed]

Stage productions[edit]

  • Deathtrap as Helga ten Dorp (February 26, 1978 until October 1978)
  • Mating Dance (November 3, 1965 to November 3, 1965)
  • Nobody Loves an Albatross as Marge Weber (December 19, 1963 to June 20, 1964)
  • The 49th Cousin as Tracy Lowe (October 27, 1960 to January 21, 1961)
  • Tall Story as Myra Solomon (January 29, 1959 to May 22, 1959)
  • Auntie Mame as Sally Cato MacDougal (October 31, 1956 to June 28, 1958)
  • The Dark Is Light Enough as Gelda (February 23, 1955 to April 23, 1955)



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