American actress Shelley Winters (1920-2006) appeared in dozens of films, as well as on stage and television. She was a major film presence for six decades, and turned herself from a Blonde Bombshell into a widely-respected actress who won two Oscars, for The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) and A Patch of Blue (1965). Less known, Winters also appeared in several European films, including Alfie (1966) and Roman Polanski’s Le Locataire (1976).
American actor Farley Granger (1925-2011), whose career spans several decades, is perhaps best known for his two collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Rope (1948) and Strangers on a Train (1951), but also for his homme fatal role as the seductive and opportunist lieutenant Franz Mahler in Luchino Visconti’s classic historical drama Senso (1954), opposite Alida Valli as countess Livia Serpieri.
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