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.Sorry folks but I'm moving the Wing Nuts site over to Facebook.

Her other acting project is a starring role in the upcoming film In the Woods, the first installment of Jennifer Elster's multimedia, experimental film series The Being Experience, planned for multi-platform release in 20, also including: Terrence Howard, Dave Matthews, Rufus Wainwright, Karen Black, Will Shortz, Liya Kebede, Questlove, Famke Janssen, Moby, Gale Harold, Paz de la Huerta, Jorgen Leth, Rosie Perez, Aubrey de Grey, and Alan Cumming.

In 1995 Winger performed in The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True a television musical performance of the popular 1939 MGM film at Lincoln Center to benefit the Children's Defense Fund.

Even though I loved what I was doing, I didn't always know I could pull it off. But in my defense, I never fought about the size of my trailer or things like that; it was always about the work." When Barbara Walters interviewed Bette Davis in 1986, Davis said "I see a great deal of myself in Debra Winger." Winger was going to play Peggy Sue in Peggy Sue Got Married but was forced to back out just before production began when she injured her back in a bicycle accident.

The injury affected her ability to work for several months afterward.

, have been forced to cancel a show at a state prison in Norco, California because “right-wing nuts” threatened a rebellion.

Tom Morello and co were supposed to play for 800 inmates on Wednesday night in support of nonprofit organisation Jail Guitar Doors, but the California Department of Corrections were forced to shut the concert down at the last minute.

“We were denied at the last minute because apparently they got some calls from right-wing nuts in Sacramento who said they were going to foment rebellion,” Morello told CBS Los Angeles.

“What we meant to do is come here to play a great show.” Jail Guitar Doors co-founder Wayne Kramer said he believed the protesters weren’t happy about prisoners getting to see a show.

Other starring roles during this period included Legal Eagles, Made in Heaven, Everybody Wins, The Sheltering Sky, Leap of Faith, Black Widow, Betrayed, Wilder Napalm and A Dangerous Woman. It's like opening an interview with 'I hate interviews! The few I can think of, the actress was so perfect".

In 1995 Winger decided to take a hiatus from acting. After making Forget Paris in 1995 she was absent from the screen for six years before returning in 2001 with Big Bad Love, written and directed by her husband, Arliss Howard, and also marking Winger's debut as a producer.

“They didn’t want to see good things happen for what they consider to be bad people, when in truth, they’re just people,” he said.