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Shirley MacLaine
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Dallas (2007)
[ Jennifer Lopez ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Marcia Cross ][ Katie Cassidy ]
Closing the Ring (2007)
[ Mischa Barton ][ Neve Campbell ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Brenda Fricker ]
Rumor Has It... (2005)
[ Mena Suvari ][ Kathy Bates ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Colleen Camp ][ Erinn Bartlett ]
In Her Shoes (2005)
[ Cameron Diaz ][ Toni Collette ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Ivana Milicevic ][ Brooke Smith ]
Bewitched (2005)
[ Nicole Kidman ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Amy Sedaris ][ Kristin Chenoweth ][ Kate Walsh ]
Carolina (2003)
[ Julia Stiles ][ Jennifer Coolidge ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Daveigh Chase ][ Mika Boorem ]
Salem Witch Trials (2002)
[ Kirstie Alley ][ Rebecca Demornay ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Gloria Reuben ]
Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay (2002)
[ Shannen Doherty ][ Parker Posey ][ Shirley McLaine ]
These Old Broads (2001)
[ Carrie Fisher ][ Elizabeth Taylor ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Debbie Reynolds ][ Joan Collins ]
Bruno (2000)
[ Jennifer Tilly ][ Joey Lauren Adams ][ Kathy Bates ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Lainie Kazan ]
Joan of Arc (1999)
[ Lee Lee Sobieski ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Jaqueline Bisset ][ Olympia Dukakis ][ Liliana Komorowska ]
A Smile Like Yours (1997)
[ Joan Cusack ][ Lauren Holly ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Jill Hennesy ][ France Nuyen ]
The Evening Star (1996)
[ Juliette Lewis ][ Miranda Richardson ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Jennifer Grant ][ Marion Ross ]
Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Jane Krakowski ][ Ricki ][ Paula Prentis ][ Jennifer Irwin ]
The West Side Waltz (1995)
[ Jennifer Grey ][ Kathy Bates ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Liza Minelli ]
Guarding Tess (1994)
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Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
[ Sandra Bullock ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Piper Laurie ]
Used People (1992)
[ Kathy Bates ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Marcia Gay-Harden ][ Jessica Tandy ][ Doris Roberts ]
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
[ Meryl Streep ][ Annette Benning ][ Shirley McLaine ][ CCH Pounder ][ Mary Wickes ]
Waiting for the Light (1990)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Teri Garr ]
Steel Magnolias (1989)
[ Julia Roberts ][ Daryl Hannah ][ Sally Field ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Janine Turner ]
Madame Sousatzka (1988)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Sky London ]
Cannonball Run II (1984)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Catherine Bach ][ Brooklyn Bounce ][ Denise Rutkowski ][ Shawn Weatherly ]
Terms of Endearment (1983)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Debra Winger ][ Mary Kay Place ]
A Change of Seasons (1980)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Bo Derek ]
Loving Couples (1980)
[ Susan Sarandon ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Sally Kellerman ]
Being There (1979)
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The Turning Point (1977)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Anne Bancroft ]
The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)
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Desperate Characters (1971)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Carol Kane ]
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
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Sweet Charity (1969)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Paula Kelly ][ Toni Basil ][ Barbara Bouchet ]
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968)
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Woman Times Seven (1967)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Anita Eckberg ][ Adrienne Corri ][ Elsa Martinelli ]
Gambit (1966)
[ Shirley McLaine ]
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (1965)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Teri Garr ][ Barbara Bouchet ]
The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Ingrid Bergman ][ Jeanne Moreau ]
What a Way to Go! (1964)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Teri Garr ][ Barbara Bouchet ]
Irma la Douce (1963)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Tura Satana ]
Two for the Seesaw (1962)
[ Shirley McLaine ]
My Geisha (1962)
[ Shirley McLaine ]
The Children's Hour (1961)
[ Audrey Hepburn ][ Shirley McLaine ][ Veronica Cartwright ]
Two Loves (1961)
[ Shirley McLaine ]
All in a Night's Work (1961)
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Ocean's Eleven (1960)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Angie Dickinson ]
The Apartment (1960)
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Can-Can (1960)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Juliet Prowse ]
Career (1959)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Carol Baker ][ Donna Douglas ]
Ask Any Girl (1959)
[ Shirley McLaine ]
Some Came Running (1958)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Marion Ross ][ Jo Kennedy ]
The Sid Caesar Show (1958)
[ Shirley McLaine ]
Hot Spell (1958)
[ Shirley McLaine ]
The Matchmaker (1958)
[ Shirley McLaine ]
The Sheepman (1958)
[ Shirley McLaine ]
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Marlene Dietrich ][ Glynis Johns ][ Marion Ross ]
Artists and Models (1955)
[ Shirley McLaine ][ Anita Eckberg ][ Dorothy Malone ]
The Trouble with Harry (1955)
[ Shirley McLaine ]
That's Life (1955)
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A dancer, singer, highly regarded actress and metaphysical time traveler, Shirley MacLaine is certainly among Hollywood's most unique stars. Born Shirley MacLane Beaty on April 24, 1934 in Richmond, Virginia, MacLaine was the daughter of drama coach and former actress Kathlyn MacLean Beaty and Ira O. Beaty, a professor of psychology and philosophy. Her younger brother, Warren Beatty, also grew up to be an important Hollywood figure as an actor/director/ producer and screenwriter. MacLaine's mother, who gave up her own dreams of stardom for her young family, greatly motivated her daughter to become an actress and dancer. MacLaine took dance lessons from age two, first performed publicly at age four, and at 16 went to New York, making her Broadway debut as a chorus girl in Me and Juliet (1953). When not scrambling for theatrical work, MacLaine worked as a model. Interestingly, MacLaine's big break was the result of another actress's bad luck. In 1954, MacLaine was understudying Broadway actress Carol Haney The Pajama Game when Haney fractured her ankle. MacLaine replaced her and was spotted and offered a movie contract by producer Hal Wallis. With her auburn hair cut impishly short, the young actress made her film debut in Hitchock's black comedy The Trouble With Harry (1955). Later that year, she co-starred opposite Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in the comedy Artists and Models. In her next feature, Around the World in 80 Days (1956), she appeared as an Indian princess. MacLaine earned her first Oscar nomination for her portrayal of a pathetic tart who shocks a conservative town by showing up on the arm of young war hero Frank Sinatra in Some Came Running (1959). She then got the opportunity to show off her long legs and dancing talents in Can-Can (1960). Prior to that, she appeared with Rat Packers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford in Oceans Eleven (1960). MacLaine, the only female member of the famed group, would later recount her experiences with them in her seventh book My Lucky Stars. In 1960, she won her second Oscar nomination for Billy Wilder's comedy/drama The Apartment, and a third nomination for Irma La Douce (1963). MacLaine's career was in high gear during the '60s, with her appearing in everything from dramas to madcap comedies to musicals such as What a Way to Go! (1964) and Bob Fosse's Sweet Charity! (1969). In addition to her screen work, she actively participated in Robert Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign and served as a Democratic Convention delegate. She was similarly involved in George McGovern's 1972 campaign. Bored by sitting around on movie sets all day awaiting her scenes, MacLaine started writing down her thoughts and was thus inspired to add writing to her list of talents. She published her first book, Don't Fall Off the Mountain in 1970. She next tried her hand at series television in 1971, starring in the comedy Shirley's World (1971-72) as a globe-trotting photographer. The role reflected her real-life reputation as a world traveler, and these experiences resulted in her second book Don't Fall Off the Mountain and the documentary The Other Half of the Sky — A China Memoir (1975) which she scripted, produced and co-directed with Claudia Weill. MacLaine returned to Broadway in 1976 with a spectacular one-woman show A Gypsy in My Soul, and the following year entered a new phase in her career playing a middle-aged former ballerina who regrets leaving dance to live a middle-class life in The Turning Point. MacLaine was memorable starring as a lonely political wife opposite Peter Sellers' simple-minded gardener in Being There (1979), but did not again attract too much attention until she played the over-protective, eccentric widow Aurora Greenway in James L. Brooks' Terms of Endearment (1983), a role that finally won MacLaine an Academy Award. That same year, she published the candid Out on a Limb, bravely risking public ridicule by describing her experiences and theories concerning out-of-body travel and reincarnation. MacLaine's film appearances were sporadic through the mid '80s, although she did appear in a few television specials. In 1988, she came back strong with three great roles in Madame Sousatzka (1988), Steel Magnolias (1989) and particularly Postcards from the Edge (1990), in which she played a fading star clinging to her own career while helping her daughter Meryl Streep, a drug addicted, self-destructive actress. Through the '90s, MacLaine specialized in playing rather crusty and strong-willed eccentrics, such as her title character in the 1994 comedy Guarding Tess. In 1997, MacLaine stole scenes as a wise grande dame who helps pregnant, homeless Ricki Lake in Mrs. Winterbourne, and the same year revived Aurora Greenway in The Evening Star, the critically maligned sequel to Terms of Endearment.MacLaine's onscreen performances were few and far between in the first half of the next decade, but in 2005 she returned in relatively full force, appearing in three features. She took on a pair of grandmother roles in the comedy-dramas In Her Shoes and Rumor Has It..., and was a perfect fit for the part of Endora in the bigscreen take on the classic sitcom Bewitched.For a long time, MacLaine did seminars on her books, but in the mid '90s stopped giving talks, claiming she did not want "to be anyone's guru." She does, however, continue writing and remains a popular writer.

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