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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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