While Hollywood remembers her for so many classic appearances, what first comes to my mind is the part she played in Pete’s Dragon. That was one of the first movies I ever saw in a theatre. I loved it. It was one of the films that inspired my obsession with the big screen experience. Man, she was a nasty piece of work in that movie.
Shelley Winters, 1920 – 2006
Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.