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SHIRLEY MACLAINE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Shirley MacLaine was born on April 24th, 1934 in Richmond, Virginia with the birth name Shirley MacLean Beaty to parents Ira Owen Beaty and Kathlyn Corinne.  She was named after Shirley Temple and her mother worked as a drama teacher.  She has an equally famous actor brother, Warren Beatty.  Her family frequently moved for her father's work, but finally settled in Arlington, Virginia.  She took ballet lessons growing up and upon completing High School at Washington Lee she decided to relocate to New York City.
 
She found work on a couple stage productions such as, "Me and Juliet" and "The Pajama Game".  When she was performing on stage, movie producer, Hal B. Wallis was in the audience, saw her and took an interest in Maclaine.  He signed her to a five year contract with Paramount Pictures.

Her career in films took off quite fast with roles in, "The Trouble with Harry" (1955), "Hot Spell" (1958), "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1956), "Some Came Running" (1958), "The Sheepman" (1958), "'The Matchmaker" (1958), "The Apartment" (1960) and "Irma la Douce" (1963).
 
So far to this point she had received three Academy Award nominations but had not yet taken home any wins.  Her career progressed with a role in, "Sweet Charity" (1969) and then after taking a break from the industry, MacLaine returned with a role in the documentary, "The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir" (1975), a role that she earned an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary.
 
Although she was a highly sought after actress and was proving that she had so much to offer the industry, she had yet to win an Oscar or an Academy Award. Her next film role was in, "The Turning Point" (1977), for which again she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

Finally, after being in the industry for twenty years, she won her first Best Actress Oscar for her role in the film, "Terms of Endearment" (1983). 
 
Entering the late 80's, MacLaine's next film role was in, "Madama Sousatzka" (1988) which won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.  Other successful film roles followed such as, "Steel Magnolias" (1989), "Postcards From the Edge" (1990) and "Guarding Tess' (1994).
 
She also got a chance to see the other side of the industry by working as a director on the film, "Bruno" (2000).  She also has her own website with a radio show.  She has also written a number of books with her latest being, "The Camino" (2001) and "Out On A Leash" (2003).    
 
Some of her latest appearances in films have been on, "Bewitched" (2005), "In Her Shoes" (2005) receiving another nomination for a Golden Globe Award, "Rumor Has It…" (2005) and "Closing the Ring" (2007).  Soon to release in 2012 are the films, "The Locals" and "The Boom Boom Room".
 
Shirley MacLaine has been married only once to Steve Parker whom she married in 1954 and they had one child together, Saschi Parker, before the marriage ended in 1982.  She has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the Motion Picture Industry.     


Filmography 

2012 The Boom Boom Room
2012 The Locals
2011 Egg Scape
2011 Anyone's Son 
2011 Bernie 
2010 Valentine's Day
2008 Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning
2008 Coco Chanel
2007 Closing the Ring 
2005 Rumor Has It... 
2005 In Her Shoes
2005 Bewitched 
2003 Carolina 
2002 Salem Witch Trials 
2002 Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay 
2001 These Old Broads 
2000 Bruno
1999 Joan of Arc 
1998 Stories from My Childhood
1997 A Smile Like Yours
1996 The Evening Star
1996 Mrs. Winterbourne
1995 The West Side Waltz 
1994 Guarding Tess 
1993 Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
1992 Used People 
1990 Postcards from the Edge 
1990 Waiting for the Light
1989 Steel Magnolias 
1988 Madame Sousatzka 
1984 Cannonball Run II 
1983 Terms of Endearment
1980 A Change of Seasons 
1980 Loving Couples 
1979 Being There
1977 The Turning Point
1972 The Possession of Joel Delaney
1971-1972 Shirley's World 
1971 Desperate Characters 
1970 Two Mules for Sister Sara 
1969 Sweet Charity
1968 The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom 
1967 Woman Times Seven 
1966 Gambit 
1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! 
1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
1964 What a Way to Go! 
1963 Irma la Douce
1962 Two for the Seesaw 
1962 My Geisha
1961 The Children's Hour
1961 Two Loves 
1961 All in a Night's Work
1960 Ocean's Eleven
1960 The Apartment 
1960 Can-Can 
1959 Career 
1959 Ask Any Girl 
1958 Some Came Running
1958 The Sid Caesar Show
1958 The Matchmaker
1958 Hot Spell 
1958 The Sheepman
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
1955 Artists and Models
1955 The Trouble with Harry
1955 Shower of Stars 





Matinee Classics - Around the World in 80 Days starring David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine and Robert Newton
Matinee Classics - Around the World in 80 Days starring David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine and Robert Newton
Matinee Classics - Around the World in 80 Days starring David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine and Robert Newton
Matinee Classics - Can-Can starring Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Juliet Prowse, Marcel Dalio, Leon Belasco, Nestor Paiva, John A. Neris, Jean Del Val and Ann Codee
Matinee Classics - Terms of Endearment starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Lisa Hart Caroll, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, Betty King, John Lithgow, Megan Morris, Huckleberry Fox, F. William Parker, David Wohl, Albert Brooks and Mary Kay Place
Matinee Classics - Some Came Running starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer, Arthur Kennedy, Nancy Gates, Leora Dana, Betty Lou Keim, Larry Gates, Steve Peck, Connie Gilchrist and Ned Wever
Matinee Classics - Some Came Running starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer, Arthur Kennedy, Nancy Gates, Leora Dana, Betty Lou Keim, Larry Gates, Steve Peck, Connie Gilchrist and Ned Wever
Matinee Classics - The Children's Hour starring Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter, Karen Balkin, Veronica Cartwright, Mimi Gibson, William Mims, Sally Brophy and Hope Summers
Matinee Classics - The Children's Hour starring Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter, Karen Balkin, Veronica Cartwright, Mimi Gibson, William Mims, Sally Brophy and Hope Summers


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