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Shirley MacLaine
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Shirley MacLaine at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival, photo by Tony Shek
Born
Shirley MacLean Beaty

April 24, 1934 (1934-04-24) (age 86)
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Steve Parker
(m. 1954-1982, divorced)
Children Sachi Parker
Relatives Warren Beatty (brother)
Annette Bening
(sister-in-law)

Shirley MacLaine (born Shirley MacLean Beaty; April 24, 1934) is an American film, television, and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist, and author. An Oscar winner, MacLaine received the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in 2012, and received the Kennedy Center Honors for her lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts in 2013. She is known for her New Age beliefs, and has an interest in spirituality and reincarnation. She has written a series of autobiographical works that describe these beliefs, document her world travels, and describe her Hollywood career.

Her first film was Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble With Harry in 1955. A six-time Academy Award nominee, MacLaine received a nomination for Best Documentary Feature for The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir (1975), and Best Actress nominations for Some Came Running (1958), The Apartment (1960), Irma la Douce (1963), and The Turning Point (1977), before winning Best Actress for Terms of Endearment (1983). She twice won the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress, for Ask Any Girl (1959), and The Apartment (1960); and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Special for the 1976 TV special, Gypsy In My Soul. She has also won five competitive Golden Globe Awards, (from nineteen nominations), and received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 1998 ceremony.

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