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Debra WINGER

American Debra WINGER

born Debra Lynn WINGER

American actress

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on May 16, 1955 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United States  (65 years)


Biography

Debra Lynn Winger was born on May 16, 1955, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, into an Orthodox Jewish family, to Robert Winger, a meat packer, and Ruth (née Felder), an office manager. Over the years, she told many interviewers that she volunteered on an Israeli kibbutz, sometimes even saying she had trained with the Israel Defense Forces, but in a 2008 interview she said she was merely on a typical youth tour that visited the kibbutz. At the age of 18, after returning to the United States, she was involved in a car accident and suffered a cerebral hemorrhage; as a result, she was left partially paralyzed and blind for 10 months, having initially been 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.

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- Category Actor