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Shirley MacLaine's daughter pens memoir, calls mother absent and cold

7 February 2013 7:30 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Sachi Parker, the daughter of actress Shirley MacLaine and businessman Steve Parker, has written a new memoir, titled "Lucky Me: My Life With -- and Without -- My Mom, Shirley MacLaine."

Parker tells ABC News that MacLaine chose being a movie star over being a mother.

"She was very absent. I was very lonely -- very lonely. Definitely. And I still struggle with abandonment issues and loneliness," says Parker.

At the age of two, Parker was sent by MacLaine to live in Japan with her father. She traveled alone while MacLaine stayed in Los Angeles to film "The Apartment" with Jack Lemmon.

MacLaine said in a 1990 interview, "I saw my mother suppress her own creativity. I wasn't going to let that happen to me. First of all, children pick up on that and they feel guilty about ... having been responsible for your not realizing your creativity, so that was not going to happen. »


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Shirley MacLaine's Only Daughter Pens a Shocking New Tell-All

7 February 2013 10:40 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Seeing her mom, Shirley MacLaine, play a saucy septuagenarian on Downton Abbey, Sachi Parker couldn't help but smile. "She was true to form," Parker says of MacLaine, 78, whose zinger-slinging turn as Lady Grantham's American mom shook up the big house this season. "It certainly hit home." Hearing about Parker's relationship with MacLaine makes it easy to understand why. Raised mostly by her dad, Parker grew up feeling distanced from her movie-star mother. She yearned for MacLaine's attention - so much so that when Parker, 56, also an actress, became a mom herself (to Frank Jr., 16, and Arin, »

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Shirley Maclaine waited outside bedroom with sex gurus as daughter lost virginity

2 February 2013 11:27 PM, PST | | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, Feb 3: Us actress Shirley Maclaine's daughter Sachi Parker has showed another side of her mother in a tell-all book.

In a shocking memoir 'Lucky Me: My Life With - And Without - My Mom' released this weekend, Parker said that the now 78-year-old actress took little interest in her life until she was 17, the Daily Mail reported.

Then, she and her boyfriend, Brad, were invited to the Maclaine's California beachfront flat where she claims that she met her mother's sex therapist friends, Phyllis and Eberhard Kronhausen.

She wrote that Phyllis told Maclaine that it would be a fabulous opportunity for Parker to have her first. »

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