Sheree Winton

Shirley June "Sheree" Winton (née Patrick; 4 November 1935 – 29 May 1976)[1] was an English actress, and the mother of television presenter Dale Winton.

Sheree Winton
Shirley June Patrick

(1935-11-04)4 November 1935
Died29 May 1976(1976-05-29) (aged 40)
Hatch End, London, England
Cause of deathSuicide by drug overdose
Years active1954–1969
Spouse(s)Gary Winton (1954–1965)
ChildrenDale Winton

Early life

Winton was born on 4 November 1935 in Sheffield, England.


Winton was often referred to as "the English Jayne Mansfield". and appeared in many films and television shows throughout her career. Her film appearances included The Devil's Disciple (1959), Dentist in the Chair (1960), The Road to Hong Kong (1962) and Rhubarb (1969). She was also known for her TV show appearances with Frankie Howerd and Terry-Thomas.

She was chosen Queen for a Day by the Oldham Charity Carnival in 1957.[2] Among her film and TV appearances, she played herself in the series That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963) and Kindly Leave the Stage (1968). She appeared in an uncredited bit part in the James Bond film Thunderball (1965).[3]

Personal life

She married Gary Winton, a furniture salesman, in 1954; they were divorced in 1965, and he died in 1968.[4] She was the mother of television presenter Dale Winton. She died by suicide in 1976 by taking a barbiturate overdose[1][4] after a lifelong battle with clinical depression. She was found by her son Dale, and a "do not disturb" sign was outside her bedroom door.

Selected filmography

Television appearances

  • Citizen James (1961)[5]
  • Man of the World – episode "Blaze of Glory" (1962) as Strait's friend
  • Out of This World – episode "The Tycoons" (1962) as a girl
  • The Sentimental Agent – episode "A Box Of Tricks" (1963) as fellow traveller
  • Espionage – episode "The Incurable One" (1963) as stripper
  • HMS Paradise – episode 12 (1964) as Fiona, 3rd Wren
  • Frankie Howerd (1964–1966) – played Yvonne in two episodes in 1966


  1. "BFI Film & TV Database: Sheree Winton". British Film Institute. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 August 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  4. "Festive sauce". 31 December 2000 via
  5. Citizen James – BBC Television – 25 December 1961 – BBC Genome
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