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2006-01-16 00:18:33

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Shelley Winters, the two-time Oscar winner whose roles ranged from glamour girls to tramps, died at a Southern California nursing home early on Saturday, a spokeswoman said. She was 85. Winters died at the Rehabilitation Center of Beverly Hills about 6:15 a.m., a spokeswoman there told Reuters. She declined to disclose the cause of death. Winters was hospitalized in October after suffering a heart attack. A blond bombshell who...

2006-01-14 17:13:42

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Shelley Winters, the two-time Oscar winner whose roles ranged from glamour girls to tramps, died at a Southern California nursing home early on Saturday, a spokeswoman said. She was 85. Winters died at the Rehabilitation Center of Beverly Hills about 6:15 a.m., a spokeswoman there told Reuters. She declined to disclose the cause of death. Winters was hospitalized in October after suffering a heart attack. A blond bombshell who...

2006-01-14 15:18:58

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. actress Shelley Winters, a two-time Academy Award winner, died at a Southern California nursing home early on Saturday, a spokeswoman said. She was 85. Winters died at the Rehabilitation Center of Beverly Hills at about 6:15 a.m. (1415 GMT), a spokeswoman with the center told Reuters. She declined to disclose the cause of death. Winters was hospitalized in October after suffering a heart attack. In 1959, she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for...

2005-10-20 17:03:40

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two-time Oscar winner Shelley Winters is recovering in a Los Angeles hospital from a heart attack she suffered last week and is expected to return home soon, her family said in a statement on Thursday. The 85-year-old actress, who began her career as a sultry leading lady and then became known for more matronly, blowsy roles, suffered the heart attack last Friday but her condition has since improved, the family said through a spokesman. "Over the past few...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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