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The world has lost a great actress, an energetic activist and a larger-than-life personality.

Aljean Harmetz recalls her career and life in The New York Times.

One of Ms. Winters' gifts seemed to be the ability not to take herself too seriously. Now that's a talent!

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No mention of this in the dutch newspapers as yet. She will be sadly missed.

Walboi

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She will indeed be missed.

She wasn't the world's greatest actress, but she deserves respect for her hard climb out of the bimbo category, as Harmetz recounts (thanks for the link, carbro). I also felt that her frequent overacting was probably due at least as much to bad direction as anything else. I thought that George Stevens went out of his way to make the poor girl as unappealing as possible in “A Place in the Sun” in order to ensure audience sympathy for Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor. (Winters is so whiny and irritating you want to slap her, and you have every sympathy for Clift’s efforts to free himself.) Her Charlotte Haze in “Lolita” was also misjudged, but again it’s a matter of casting and direction. Charlotte in the novel is the most genteel of women, and she’s a figure of fun to Humbert because of her cultural pretensions. Winters was way too broad in every sense. But she’s funny, anyway. :pinch:

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