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Debra Winger (born May 16, 1955) is an Academy Award- nominated American actress. May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...

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Biography

Early life

Born Mary Debra Winger in Cleveland Heights, Ohio to a Jewish family, she spent several years in Israel, and served in the Israel Defense Forces. After returning to the United States, she was involved in an automobile accident and suffered a cerebral hemorrhage as a result. She was left partially paralyzed and blind for ten months, although she was initially told that she would never see again. With time on her hands to think about her life, she decided that, if she recovered, she would move to California and become an actress. Cleveland Heights is a city located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Emblem of the IDF The Israel Defense Forces are part of the Israeli Security Forces. ... Karl Benzs Velo model (1894) - entered into the first automobile race An automobile or motor car (usually shortened to just car) is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. ... A cerebral hemorrhage is a bleed into the substance of the cerebrum. ... Paralysis is the complete loss of muscle function for one or more muscle groups. ... Blindness is the condition of lacking visual perception due to physiological or psychological factors. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Career

Her first acting role was as "Debbie" in the 1976 sexploitation film Slumber Party '57. Her next role was as Diana Prince's younger sister Drusilla (Wonder Girl) in the Wonder Woman television series. She got her first starring role in Urban Cowboy in 1980, opposite John Travolta for which she received a BAFTA award nomination. In 1982, she co-starred with Nick Nolte in "Cannery Row". Also in 1982, she starred opposite Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentleman, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1986 Winger was in Legal Eagles with Robert Redford and Daryl Hannah. Her voice, digitally altered, was used as the voice of E.T. though she was not credited in the film. Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sexploitation is a term that was first used in the 1940s which describes media that is merely an excuse to purvey sex. ... Three fictional characters named Wonder Girl have appeared as superheroines in DC Comics. ... Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book character Wonder Woman (which was co-created by William Moulton Marston and Elizabeth (Sadie) Holloway Marston). ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Urban Cowboy is a 1980 film movie starring John Travolta and Debra Winger about the love-hate relationship between Travoltas cowboy character Bud Davis and Wingers cowgirl character Sissy. ... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and singer. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Nicholas King Nolte born February 8, 1941 is a Oscar-nominated American actor, model, and producer. ... Cannery Row is the waterfront street in the New Monterey section of Monterey, California (36. ... Richard Tiffany Gere[1] (born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. ... An Officer and a Gentleman is a 1982 film which tells the story of a United States Navy aviation Officer Candidate who comes into conflict with the Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who trains him. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Legal Eagles is a 1986 crime dramedy film written and directed by Ivan Reitman, and starring Robert Redford, Debra Winger and Daryl Hannah. ... Robert Redford (born Charles Robert Redford, Jr. ... Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is an American film actress. ... ET (or et) is Latin for and; it can also refer to: Estonian language (ISO 639 alpha-2, et) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the 1982 film, or the related video game extraterrestrials in general Eastern Time, both in standard time and daylight time Entertainment Tonight engineering technology elapsed time...


Debra Winger had developed a reputation in Hollywood for being abrasive or difficult. However, her acting work has received acknowledgement and critical acclaim. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for Terms of Endearment in 1983, and Best Actress for Shadowlands in 1993 for which she also received her second BAFTA award nomination. In 1995, Winger began a hiatus from the film industry, during which she spent a semester as a teaching fellow at Harvard University. In 2001, a critically acclaimed documentary film titled Searching For Debra Winger was made by director/writer/actor Rosanna Arquette and released in 2002 after Winger returned to performing. Abrasives are extremely commonplace and are used very extensively in a wide variety of industrial, domestic, and technological applications. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... For the Drawn Together episode, see Terms of Endearment (Drawn Together episode). ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... Shadowlands is a play, TV drama and film written by William Nicholson. ... // March 31 - Actor Brandon Lee is accidentally killed during the filming of The Crow. ... // March 28 - Actress Julia Roberts and singer Lyle Lovett announce their plans for separation November - After a six-year hiatus, the James Bond film series resumes with the successful GoldenEye. ... A teaching assistant (TA) is a junior scholar employed on a temporary contract by a college or university for the purpose of assisting a professor by teaching students in recitation or discussion sessions, holding office hours, grading homework or exams, supervising labs (in science and engineering courses), and sometimes teaching... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Rosanna Lauren Arquette (born August 10, 1959) is an American actress, film director, and film producer. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ...


Other films include Made in Heaven, Everybody Wins, The Sheltering Sky, Leap of Faith, Black Widow, Betrayed, Wilder Napalm, Cannery Row, A Dangerous Woman, and Sometimes in April, Thank God It's Friday. She also earned an Emmy Award nomination for her performance in Dawn Anna in 2005, marking her return to acting. Made in Heaven is a 1987 feature film directed by Alan Rudolph, script from Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon. ... Everybody Wins is a play written by Arthur Miller, who also wrote the screenplay for the film of the same name directed by Karel Reisz released in 1990 starring Debra Winger and Nick Nolte. ... The Sheltering Sky is a 1949 novel by Paul Bowles. ... Leap of Faith is 1992 comedy-drama film about a fake Christian faith healer who uses a fraudulent traveling revival show to bilk believers of the money. ... Black Widow is a 1987 film starring Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey, and Dennis Hopper, about two women: one who murders wealthy men whom she marries for their money, and the other an FBI agent who grows obsessed with bringing her to justice. ... Betrayed is a 1988 film directed by Costa Gavras, written by Joe Eszterhas and starring Tom Berenger and Debra Winger. ... Wilder Napalm is a 1993 romantic comedy film about a pair of pyrokinetic brothers and their rivalry for the same woman. ... Cannery Row is the waterfront street in the New Monterey section of Monterey, California (36. ... Sometimes In April is a narrative film (not a documentary) detailing the Rwandan Genocide that occurred during 1994. ... Thank God Its Friday is a 1978 film directed by Robert Klane. ... An Emmy Award. ... Dawn Anna is a television movie based on real events that premiered on Lifetime in 2005. ...


In 1995 she performed in The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True a musical performance of the popular story at Lincoln Center to benefit the Children's Defense Fund. The performance was originally broadcast on Turner Network Television (TNT), and issued on CD and video in 1996. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. ... The Childrens Defense Fund is a child advocacy group. ... // TNT may refer to: Trinitrotoluene, the chemical explosive usually known as TNT Alkyl nitrites, TNT is a UK brand for this medicinal and recreational Turner Network Television, cable television network TNT N.V., Dutch international transport and logistics corporation, and its divisions TNT Express, Global Express Delivery Services TNT Logistics... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Personal life

From 1986 to 1990 she was married to actor Timothy Hutton and is currently married (since 1996) to actor Arliss Howard, and has a son from each marriage: Noah Hutton (born in 1987) and Babe Howard (born in 1997). She dated then-Gov. Bob Kerrey while filming Terms of Endearment in Lincoln, Nebraska. Image:Timhut. ... Arliss Howard (born Leslie Richard Howard on October 18, 1954 in Independence, Missouri) is an American actor, writer and film director, best known for his roles in Full Metal Jacket and Ruby, and for directing the film Big Bad Love (starring his wife Debra Winger). ... Joseph Robert Bob Kerrey (born August 27, 1943) was the Democratic Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987, and a U.S. Senator from Nebraska (1989–2001). ... For the Drawn Together episode, see Terms of Endearment (Drawn Together episode). ... Nickname: Location in Nebraska Coordinates: , Country   State     County United States   Nebraska     Lancaster Founded[1]   Renamed   Incorporated 1856   July 29, 1867   April 1, 1869 Government  - Mayor Chris Beutler Area  - City 195. ...


Academy Award nominations

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Filmography

Urban Cowboy is a 1980 film movie starring John Travolta and Debra Winger about the love-hate relationship between Travoltas cowboy character Bud Davis and Wingers cowgirl character Sissy. ... Cannery Row is the title of a 1982 film directed by David S. Ward. ... An Officer and a Gentleman is a 1982 film which tells the story of a United States Navy aviation Officer Candidate who comes into conflict with the Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who trains him. ... For the Drawn Together episode, see Terms of Endearment (Drawn Together episode). ... Legal Eagles is a 1986 crime dramedy film written and directed by Ivan Reitman, and starring Robert Redford, Debra Winger and Daryl Hannah. ... Black Widow is a 1987 Neo-noir film starring Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey, and Dennis Hopper, about two women: one who murders wealthy men whom she marries for their money, and the other an agent with the Department of Justice who grows obsessed with bringing her to justice. ... Made in Heaven is a 1987 feature film directed by Alan Rudolph, script from Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon. ... Betrayed is a 1988 film directed by Costa Gavras, written by Joe Eszterhas and starring Tom Berenger and Debra Winger. ... Everybody Wins is a play written by Arthur Miller, who also wrote the screenplay for the film of the same name directed by Karel Reisz released in 1990 starring Debra Winger and Nick Nolte. ... The Sheltering Sky is a 1949 novel by Paul Bowles. ... Leap of Faith is 1992 comedy-drama film about a fake Christian faith healer who uses a fraudulent traveling revival show to bilk believers of the money. ... Shadowlands is a play, TV drama and film written by William Nicholson. ... Wilder Napalm is a 1993 romantic comedy film about a pair of pyrokinetic brothers and their rivalry for the same woman. ... Forget Paris is a 1995 film produced, directed, co-written by and starring Billy Crystal as an NBA referee and Debra Winger as an independent working woman whose lives are interrupted by love and marriage. ... Eulogy is a 2004 comedy film directed by Michael Clancy. ... Sometimes In April is a narrative film (not a documentary) detailing the Rwandan Genocide that occurred during 1994. ...

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Debra Winger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (374 words)
Debra Winger (born May 16, 1955) is an American actress.
Born Marie Debra Winger in Cleveland Heights, Ohio to a Jewish family, she spent several years in Israel, and served in the Israel Defense Forces.
Winger also contributed to the voice of the title character in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, although her role is uncredited.
NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Debra Winger (1485 words)
Born Mary Debra Winger in Cleveland Heights, Ohio to a Jewish family, she spent several years in Israel, and served in the Israeli Armed Forces.
Winger appeared in small roles in the nondescript Slumber Party '57 (1977), Thank God It's Friday (1978), and French Postcards (1979) before beating out more than 200 hopefuls for the lead in Urban Cowboy (1980), which paired her with John Travolta and gave her an opportunity to demonstrate her ability.
Debra Winger is the example of a pioneer in this battle because of her decision to bow out of the industry while still in her prime.
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