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Shirley MacLaine


Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother, Kathlyn Corinne (MacLean), was a drama teacher from Nova Scotia, Canada, and her father, Ira Owens Beaty, a professor of psychology and real estate agent, was from Virginia. Her brother, Warren Beatty, was born on March 30, 1937. Her ancestry includes English and ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 50 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Locals (announced)
Sophie Hurwitz
 2015 Men of Granite (pre-production)
Sophia Prather
 2015 Wild Oats (post-production)
Eva Miller
 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 Series)
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
 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 11
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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Starred in a special musical show that toured the USA about 1975. The show played at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, Virginia. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 11 Interviews | 15 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 24 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Shirley McLaine

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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My first few weeks in New York were an initiation into the kingdom of guts. See more »

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Right before a performance of "Cinderella" with the Washington School of Ballet (she was dancing the role of the Fairy Godmother), she was warming up backstage when she broke her ankle. Instead of bowing out, she simply tied the ribbon on her toe shoes tighter and danced the role through. After the show was over, she called for an ambulance. See more »

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Her eternally red hair See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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