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She was cast in the lead role in A League of their Own but dropped out and was replaced by Geena Davis.It was later reported that the main reason Winger chose to leave the film was her refusal to work with singer/actress Madonna. People said, 'We miss you so much.' But in the last six years, tell me a film that I should have been in.Winger's first acting role was as "Debbie" in the 1976 sexploitation film Slumber Party '57.Her next role was as Diana Prince's younger sister Drusilla (Wonder Girl) in three episodes of ABC's TV series, Wonder Woman.Her first starring role was in Thank God It's Friday, followed by her performance in Urban Cowboy in 1980 with John Travolta, for which she received a BAFTA nomination and a pair of Golden Globe nominations (for Best Performance by an Actress and Best New Star).In 1982 she co-starred with Nick Nolte in Cannery Row and with Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentleman, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
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.
The producers had wanted her to appear more often, but she refused, fearing that the role would hurt her fledgling career.