Sheree Winton

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Sheree Winton
Born Shirley June Patrick
(1936-11-04)4 November 1936
Sheffield, England
Died 29 May 1976(1976-05-29) (aged 39)
Hatch End, London, England
Cause of death Suicide by drug overdose
Occupation Actress
Years active 1957–1969
Spouse(s) Gary Winner (1957)[1]
Children Dale Winton

Shirley "Sheree" June Winton (4 November 1936 – 29 May 1976)[2][3] was an English actress, and the mother of television presenter Dale Winton. She married Gary Winner, a Jewish furniture salesman, in 1957 and they were divorced in 1965; he died in 1968.[4] She made many film and television appearances throughout her career, often referred to as 'the English Jayne Mansfield'. She committed suicide in 1976 by taking an overdose of barbiturates[5][6] after a lifelong battle with clinical depression. She was found by her son Dale, and a do not disturb sign was outside her bedroom door.

Career[edit]

A British Actress Sheree was often referred to as the English Jayne Mansfield and appeared in many films and TV shows throughout her career. Amongst film appearances that included "The Devil's Disciple" (1959), "Dentist in the Chair" (1960), "The Road to Hong Kong" (1962) and "Rhubarb" (1969). Famously known for her TV show appearances with "Frankie Howerd" and "Terry Thomas." (bio by: Kieran Smith) Sheree featured in many TV shows and movies and DVDs were later released.

Sheree was chosen Queen for a Day by the Oldham Charity Carnival in 1957.[7][8] During her film and TV appearances she played herself in the series Kindly Leave the Stage (1968– ) and That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963).[9][10] She appeared as the Woman at Cafe Martinique with Sean Connery playing James Bond. [11]

Selected filmography[edit]

Television appearances[edit]

  • Citizen James (1961)[20]
  • Man of the World: Blaze of Glory (1962) as Straight's friend
  • Out of This World: The Tycoons (1962) as a girl
  • HMS Paradise (1964) as Fiona, 3rd wren (episode 12}[21]
  • The Sentimental Agent: A Box Of Tricks (1963) as fellow traveller
  • Espionage: The Incurable One (1963) as the stripper
  • Frankie Howerd (1964–1966) played Yvonne in two episodes in 1966[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com/show/593/Sheree+Winton/index.html
  2. ^ http://search.findmypast.co.uk/results/world-records/england-and-wales-births-1837-2006?firstname=shirley%20j&lastname=patrick&eventyear=1936&eventyear_offset=0
  3. ^ http://search.findmypast.co.uk/results/united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records/and_deaths-and-burials?firstname=shirley&lastname=winton&yearofdeath=1976&yearofdeath_offset=0
  4. ^ Festive sauce - Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/4258157/Festive-sauce.html
  5. ^ "BFI Film & TV Database: Sheree Winton". British Film Institute. Retrieved 16 April 2009. 
  6. ^ Telegraph UK
  7. ^ Sheree Winton - The Private Life and Times of Sheree Winton. Sheree Winton Pictures. http://www.glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com/show/593/Sheree+Winton/register.php
  8. ^ Oldham Carnival and RootZ Festival 2015 http://www.oldhamcarnival.org.uk/
  9. ^ Kindly Leave the Stage (TV Series 1968– ) - IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1802316/?ref_=nm_flmg_slf_1
  10. ^ That Was the Week That Was (TV Series 1962–1963) - IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131188/?ref_=nm_flmg_slf_2
  11. ^ http://www.obsessional.co.uk/cc%20winton.jpg
  12. ^ First Man Into Space (1959) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052805/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast
  13. ^ Dentist in the Chair (1960) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053759/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast
  14. ^ Spike Milligan: A Series of Unrelated Incidents at Current Market Value (TV Movie 1961) - IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1059232/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_22
  15. ^ Terry-Thomas (TV Movie 1963) - IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0396892/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_13
  16. ^ p.31 Winton, Dale My Story Random House, 31/01/2012
  17. ^ The Big Eat (TV Movie 1965) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0483469/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast
  18. ^ The Assassination Bureau (1969) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064045/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast
  19. ^ Rhubarb (1969) - IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0420127/?ref_=nm_knf_t3
  20. ^ Citizen James - BBC Television - 25 December 1961 - BBC Genome http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/bb34851c39304bd2928c4e880f45f406
  21. ^ Sheree Winton Biography & TV / Movie Credits
  22. ^ Frankie Howerd (played yvonne in the TV Series 1964–1966) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0294079/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

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