Shirley MacLaine

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Shirley MacLean Beaty
  • Birth Place: Richmond, VA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/24/1934, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor; author; director; dancer
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Shirley MacLaine Fast Facts:
  • Made her Broadway debut at 18 as a chorus dancer in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Me and Juliet.
  • When Carol Haney, the actor she was understudying for in The Pajama Game, broke her ankle, MacLaine stepped in; she was subsequently spotted by a producer and signed to a deal with Paramount Pictures.
  • Made her big-screen debut in Alfred Hitchcock's 1955 black comedy The Trouble With Harry.
  • Published her first autobiographical book, Don't Fall off the Mountain, in 1970. It was followed by several other bestsellers addressing her beliefs about reincarnation, UFOs and spirituality.
  • Launched ShirleyMacLaine.com in 2000, offering astrology information and spiritual discussion forums, as well as selling a wide array of New Age-oriented products.
  • Made her solo directing debut with the dramedy Bruno (2000), in which she also costarred with Kathy Bates and Gary Sinise.
  • After several years away from the big screen, returned with three features in 2005: Bewitched, In Her Shoes and Rumor Has It.; subsequently appeared in Closing the Ring (2007) and Valentine's Day (2010), among others.
  • Shirley MacLaine Relationships:
  • Ben Beatty - Nephew
  • Ella Corinne Beatty - Niece
  • Steve Parker - Ex-husband
  • Ira O. Beaty - Father
  • Robert Mitchum - Ex-significant Other
  • Andrew Peacock - Ex-significant Other
  • Isabel Ira Ashley Beatty - Niece
  • Kathlyn MacLean Beaty - Mother
  • Pete Hamill - Ex-significant Other
  • Stephanie Sachiko Parker - Daughter
  • Warren Beatty - Brother
  • Shirley MacLaine Awards:
  • 1959 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music - Winner
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy - Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1980 Emmy: Outstanding Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1980 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1993 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music - Nominee
  • 1959 Golden Globe: Special Achievement - Winner
  • 1984 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1960 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1970 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1975 Emmy: Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music - Nominee
  • 1983 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1960 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1975 Oscar: Best Documentary (Feature) - Nominee
  • 1963 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1958 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1977 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1956 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actress - Nominee
  • 1960 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actress - Winner
  • 1960 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1967 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1961 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1968 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1990 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1984 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Nominee
  • 1980 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Nominee
  • 1964 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actress - Nominee
  • 1990 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1988 Venice Film Festival: Best Actress - Winner
  • 1960 Venice Film Festival: Best Actress - Winner
  • 1962 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1995 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1955 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Winner
  • 1964 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1959 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actress - Winner

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