Shelley Also Known as Shirley Author:Shelley Winters The electrifying and outspoken memoirs of an earthy and unusually intelligent actress. In a book as gutsy and spunky as the lady herself, Shelley Winters tells of the street-smart kid from Brooklyn who crashed Hollywood as a harem-girl sexpot. The Blonde Bombshell fought to make it as a serious actress and walked off with two Oscars. — With excit... more »ing romances along the way -- Lawrence Tierney, John Ireland, Errol Flynn, Burt Lancaster, Marlon Brando, William Holden -- ending with her explosive and violent marriage to Italian actor Vittorio Gassman, she tells of her struggle with a successful career and a happy home life.
Other people kiss and tell: Shelley....well, you do the math! She's a personable and energetic writer, and this book is a lot of fun to read. Some of her diatribes about Method acting seem dated if not outrageous now, considering her subsequent career, but even they are fun to read.