Estelle Winwood Net Worth – Biography, Height, Dating, Relationships & More Info
Estelle Winwood Net Worth, Biography, Age, Height, Dating Life & Relationship Status Information is provided here.
Estelle Winwood was an English stage and film actress. Throughout her career, she appeared in multiple films as well as performing as both a singer and pianist. Her stage career started early 1900s, performing both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in various plays; though her father disapproved of this career path; Estelle joined Lyric Stage Academy of London nonetheless.
She appeared alongside Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift in the 1961 film The Misfits; Tallulah Blankhead was her close friend from Algonquin Round Table membership.
Winwood was known for her intelligence and longevity. As an actress, she excelled on stage; including both lead roles and guest spots; television series. Additionally, she made appearances in several Broadway productions.
In her later years, she made a living as a voice artist and writer/director, publishing several books about acting. Additionally, she became well-known speaker on topics related to aging and Alzheimer’s.
Estelle Winwood passed away at 101 years old on June 20, 1984. She was best known for her stage and screen work – especially as Fairy Godmother for Leslie Caron’s Cinderella in The Glass Slipper (1955) movie; one of The Madwomen of Chaillot on Broadway production (1957); Twilight Zone; Thriller; Man from U.N.C.L.E; Dennis the Menace; Bewitched as Aunt Enchantra and Perry Mason episode as guest star appearances among many other projects and television appearances on stage and screens worldwide.
She was also a musician and songwriter; a member of Traffic with Eric Clapton, Jim Capaldi, and John Mayall where she contributed both keyboards and vocals on numerous songs – as well as collaborated with Jimi Hendrix for several tracks. She was an extremely skilled pianist who excelled in multiple genres of music. Additionally, she was widely-renowned as an adept dancer, specialising in several dance forms including ballet and flamenco dancing. Additionally, she actively supported awareness efforts regarding HIV and related health concerns. She was also an activist against discrimination and sexism, serving as a member of the National Organization for Women as well as actively fighting civil rights issues. Furthermore, she was involved with charity works as trustee of both ACLU and The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. She served on the board of directors for National Ballet of Canada and as patron for Los Angeles Philharmonic. Additionally, she donated millions to various causes throughout her lifetime and was part of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.