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Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine Shirley MacLaine was born on Tuesday, April 24, 1934 in Richmond, Virginia, USA. She is an American actress, dancer, activist, and author. She has written a large number of autobiographical works, many dealing with her religious values and her Hollywood career

Biography and Career:

She was named after Shirley Temple. She is the daughter of Ira Owens Beaty a professor of psychology, public school administrator and real estate agent, and her mother, Kathlyn Corinne was a drama teacher. Her grandparents were also teachers.

When she was a child she had very weak ankles so her mother decided to send her to ballet classes, which she found very interesting as a result she didn't a single class. But later she felt she could not make ballet her profession so she decided to go to an acting school. She did her graduation at Washington-Lee High School. After she graduated within a year she became a substitute for actress Carol Haney for the movie "The Pajama Game" she was a substitute because Haney broke her ankle. It was producer Hal B. Wallis who noticed her acting talent and signed her to work with Paramount Pictures.

Shirley MacLaine made her first appearance in the Alfred Hitchcock's film "The Trouble with Harry "in 1995. For this movie she won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year -Actress. In 1956 she acted in "Hot Spell" and "Around the World in Eighty Days". She was nominated for the first time for Academy Awards for the movie "Some Came Running" in 1956. Two years later she was nominated for the movie "The Apartment". In 1963 she was again nominated for the movie "Irma la douce".

In 1975, she received a recommended for Best Documentary Feature for her documentary film The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir. After two years later, she was once again nominated for The Turning Point in which she portrayed a retired ballerina along with co-star Anne Bancroft. She won her first Oscar in 1983 Terms of Endearment.

Short Info:

Birth name: Shirley MacLean Beaty
Hobbies: Spirituality
She was born on born on 24th April 1934 in Richmond, Virginia.
She was married to Steve Parker a business man.
She has a daughter Sachi Parker born 1956.
Height: 5' 7" (170 cm)
Being born on Apr 24, Shirley is a Taurus.
Shirley dated Alain Delon and amongst other amorous encounters was Steve Parker.

Why do we like Shirley MacLaine?

We like Shirley MacLaine because she is a multitalented and spiritual person.

Why is Shirley MacLaine Famous?

She is famous because of her known beliefs in new age theology and reincarnation and she has written many autobiographical works, many dealing with her spiritual beliefs, as well as for her Hollywood career.
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The Trouble with Harry
Around the World in Eighty Days
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Hot Spell
Some Came Running
The Matchmaker
The Sheepman
Ask Any Girl
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Premier Khrushchev in the USA
The Apartment
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Two Loves
My Geisha
Two for the Seesaw
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Category: Actresses  - ( Actresses Archive)

Date Added: 22 January '10

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