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Shirley MacLaine


Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty to Virginia native Ira Owens Beaty, an American, and Kathlyn Corinne MacLean, from Nova Scotia, Canada. Her brother, Warren Beatty, was born on March 30, 1937. Shirley was the tallest in her ballet classes at the Washington School of Ballet. Just after she graduated from Washington-Lee High School, ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 46 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Jim Button (announced)
Mrs. Grindtooth
 2015 The Locals (announced)
Sophie Hurwitz
 2014 Glee (TV Series)
June Dolloway
- The Back-Up Plan (2014) ... June Dolloway
 2014 Elsa & Fred
Elsa Hayes
 2008 Coco Chanel (TV Movie)
Old Coco Chanel
 2002 Salem Witch Trials (TV Movie)
Rebecca Nurse
 2002 The Battle of Mary Kay (TV Movie)
Mary Kay
 2001 These Old Broads (TV Movie)
Kate Westbourne
 2000 Bruno
Helen
 1999 Joan of Arc (TV Movie)
Madame de Beaurevoir
 1998 Stories from My Childhood (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Nutcracker (1998) ... Narrator (voice)
 1997 A Smile Like Yours
Martha (uncredited)
 1995 The West Side Waltz (TV Movie)
Margaret Mary Elderdice
 1994 Guarding Tess
Tess Carlisle
 1993 Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
Helen Cooney
 1990 Waiting for the Light
Aunt Zena
 1988 Madame Sousatzka
Madame Yuvline Sousatzka
 1984 Cannonball Run II
Veronica
 1980 A Change of Seasons
Karyn Evans
 1972 The Possession of Joel Delaney
Norah Benson
 1971 Desperate Characters
Sophie Bentwood
 1967 Woman Times Seven
Paulette / Maria Teresa / Linda / ...
 1966 Gambit
Nicole
 1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
Jenny Ericson ('Strife' Magazine reporter)
 1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
Mae Jenkins
 1964 What a Way to Go!
Louisa May Foster
 1962 Two for the Seesaw
Gittel 'Mosca' Moscawitz
 1962 My Geisha
Lucy Dell / Yoko Mori
 1961 Two Loves
Anna Vorontosov
 1961 All in a Night's Work
Katie Robbins
 1960 Ocean's Eleven
Tipsy Girl (uncredited)
 1960 Can-Can
Simone Pistache
 1959 Career
Sharon Kensington
 1959 Ask Any Girl
Meg Wheeler
 1958 Some Came Running
Ginnie Moorehead
 1958 The Sid Caesar Show (TV Movie)
 1958 Hot Spell
Virginia Duval
 1958 The Sheepman
Dell Payton
 1955 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
- All-Star Line-Up (1955)
- That's Life (1955)
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"The Pajama Game" (1954). Musical comedy. Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Book by 'George Abbott (I)' and Richard Bissell. Based on the novel, "7-1/2 Cents", by Richard Bissell. Musical Director: Hal Hastings. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Dance arrangements by Roger Adams. ... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 11 Interviews | 14 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 24 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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...I was always a character actress and never a sex symbol. Even when I was the leading lady, I was a character actor. See more »

Trivia:

Release of her book, "Sage-ing While Age-ing". See more »

Trademark:

Strong-willed characters who fluctuate between endearing and abrasive See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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