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|Born:||April 24, 1934|
|Occupation:||Actress, singer, dancer, author, activist|
|Years Active:||1953 -|
Shirley MacLaine, born Shirley MacLean Beaty on April 24, 1934, is an American film and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author. She is best known for her roles in The Apartment, Irma la Douce, Terms of Endearment, Madame Sousatzka, and guest starred on Glee as June Dolloway.
MacLaine married Steve Parker in 1954 and after twenty-eight years they divorced in 1982. Their daughter, Stephanie "Sachi" Parker, was born in 1956.
Sachi wrote in her memoir, Lucky Me, that "MacLaine rarely saw her as a child, refused to pay for college and pressured her to have sex as a recent high school graduate." MacLaine would release a statement obtained by Daily News that it was "virtually all fiction."
MacLaine would go on to date Robert Mitchum, Andrew Peacock, and Pete Hamill.
Her Broadway debut was in Me and Juliet and it ended in 1954, almost a year when she debuted in 1953. She would go on to be in The Pajama Game for two years till 1956, Shirley MacLaine in 1976, and Shirley MacLaine on Broadway for a month in 1984.
MacLaine made her television debut on Shower of Stars in 1955 and film debut in Alfred Hitchcocks' Trouble with Harry in 1955; received a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female.
She was in Around the World in Eighty Days in 1956, The Apartment in 1960; received a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy, and Irma la Douce in 1963; received a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy.
MacLaine was in Gambit in 1966, in the loosely based Walburga Oesterreich story in The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom in 1968, on Shirley's World as main title character for a year till 1972, and Terms of Endearment; received a Best Actress in a Leading Role and a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama.
She was in Madame Sousatzka in 1988; received a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama and in Steel Magnolias in 1989. She also appeared in Bruno in 2000, Rumor Has It.../'In Her Shoes/Bewitched in 2005 and Lifetime's Coco Chanel in 2008.
MacLaine was also in Valentine's Day in 2010, on Downtown Abbey for three episodes between 2012 and 2013, and on Glee for two episodes in 2014.
|1955||Artists and Models||Bessie Sparrowbrush|
|The Trouble with Harry||Jennifer Rogers|
|Shower of Stars||(That's Life and All-Star Line-Up)|
|1956||Around the World in Eighty Days||Princess Aouda|
|1958||Some Came Running||Ginnie Moorehead|
|The Sid Caesar Show||TV Movie|
|The Matchmaker||Irene Molloy|
|Hot Spell||Virginia Duval|
|The Sheepman||Dell Payton|
|Ask Any Girl||Meg Wheeler|
|1960||Ocean's Eleven||Tipsy Girl||uncredited|
|The Apartment||Fran Kubelik|
|1961||The Children's Hour||Martha Dobie|
|Two Loves||Anna Vorontosov|
|All in a Night's Work||Katie Robbins|
|1962||Two for the Seesaw||Gittel 'Mosca' Moscawitz|
|My Geisha||Lucy Dell/Yoko Mori|
|1963||Irma la Douce||Irma La Douce|
|1964||The Yellow Rolls-Royce||Mae Jenkins|
|What a Way to Go!||Louisa May Foster|
|1965||John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!||Jenny Ericson ('Strife' Magazine reporter)|
|1967||Woman Times Seven||Paulette/Maria Teresa/Linda|
|1968||The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom||Harriet Blossom|
|1970||Two Mules for Sister Sara||Sara|
|1971||Shirley's World||Shirley Logan||1971 - 72 (17 episodes)|
|Desperate Characters||Sophie Bentwood|
|1972||The Possession of Joel Delaney||Norah Benson|
|1977||The Turning Point||Deedee|
|1979||Being There||Eve Rand|
|1980||A Change of Seasons||Karyn Evans|
|Loving Couples||Dr. Evelyn Lucas Kirby|
|1983||Terms of Endearment||Aurora Greenway|
|1984||Cannonball Run II||Veronica|
|1988||Madame Sousatzka||Madame Yuvline Sousatzka|
|1989||Steel Magnolias||Ouiser Boudreaux|
|1990||Postcards from the Edge||Doris Mann|
|Waiting for the Light||Aunt Zena|
|1992||Used People||Pearl Berman|
|1993||Wrestling Ernest Hemingway||Helen Cooney|
|1994||Guarding Tess||Tess Carlisle|
|1995||The West Side Waltz||Margaret Mary Elderdice||TV Movie|
|1996||The Evening Star||Aurora Greenway|
|Mrs. Winterbourne||Grace Winterbourne|
|1997||A Smile Like Yours||Martha||uncredited|
|1998||Stories from My Childhood||Narrator||voice (The Nutcracker)|
|1999||Joan of Arc||Madame de Beaurevoir||TV Movie|
|2001||These Old Broads||Kate Westbourne||TV Movie|
|2002||Salem Witch Trials||Rebecca Nurse||TV Movie|
|The Battle of Mary Kay||Mary Kay||TV Movie|
|2003||Carolina||Grandma Millicent Mirabeau|
|2005||Rumor Has It...||Katharine Richelieu|
|In Her Shoes||Ella Hirsh|
|2007||Closing the Ring||Ethel Ann|
|2008||Coco Chanel||Old Coco Chanel||TV Movie|
|Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning||Amelia Thomas||TV Movie|
|2012||Downton Abbey||Martha Levinson||(Episode #3.1, #3.2 and The London Season)|
|2013||The Secret Life of Walter Mitty||Edna Mitty|
|2014||Glee||June Dolloway||(The Back-Up Plan and The Untitled Rachel Berry Project)|
|Elsa & Fred||Elsa Hayes|
|2015||Jim Button||Mrs. Grindtooth||announced|
|The Locals||Sophie Hurwitz||announced|
|Men of Granite||Sophia Prather||pre-production|
|Wild Oats||Eva Miller||post-production|
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