Jo de Winter
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De Winter was born in Sacramento, California, and her mother died when she was 2 years old. After a brief period when she lived with her father in a hotel in San Francisco, California, she entered a convent school. Her first acting experience came at age 4, when she played an injured shepherd in a Christmas pageant at the school.
She first came to Hollywood when she was under contract with David O. Selznick.
De Winter appeared on Broadway as Mrs. Norman in Children of a Lesser God, and in Europe onstage in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest as Nurse Ratched, a role that she originated in the play's production in San Francisco.
For three years, De Winter had a recurring role as an executive secretary in The Name of the Game. Otherwise, she acted in mostly single-episode appearances on television between 1965 and 2002, including The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Brady Bunch, Soap, St. Elsewhere, Newhart, Murder She Wrote, Frasier, The Munsters Today, and The John Larroquette Show. She also appeared in the films Dirty Harry and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.
De Winter's husband was an officer in the United States Air Force when they married. He later served as chief of protocol in Washington, D.C., and as a member of the NATO planning staff. They had one son and one daughter. Their son and his wife were killed in an automobile accident.
|1971||Dirty Harry||Miss Willis|
|1972||Pete 'n' Tillie||Party Guest||Uncredited|
|1984||Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo||Mrs. Bennett|
|1994||There Goes My Baby||Miss Shine|
|2016||Monday Nights at Seven||Nana||(final film role)|
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