Date of birth : August 18, 1920, East Saint Louis, Illinois.
Date of death : January 14, 2006, Beverly Hills, California.
They divorced on June 2, 1954.
They divorced on November 18, 1960.
The day before her death, she married her 19-years companion, Gerry DeFord, on January 13, 2006.
Her career took up more than 5 decades.
She received an Academy Award for "the Diary of Anne Frank" (1959) and "A Place in the Sun (1951); she played in TV movies and performed on stage.Her long movie career includes more than 100 movies, among them "Othello" (1948),"The Night of the Hunter", "A Patch of Blue" (1965), "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972).
With Marilyn they became friends (according to Shelley) at the end of the 40's, and shared an apartment
She would have attended the lessons at the Actors Lab, when Marilyn arrived there in 1947.
In September 1953, on the set of "River of No Return" ,
On November 4, 1953, at the premiere of "How to Marry a Millionaire?"
On December 4, 1956 she attended the preparation for the premiere of the play "Baby-Doll", which took place on December 18, 1956; the benefit was for the Actors Studio, to which she belonged
With John Kennedy
In 1974, with Peter Lawford during the TV program "Marilyn Remembered" on ABC
"Shelley II, the Middle of the Century". New York : Simon and Schuster, 1989.