Shirley MacLaine Biography (1934-)

Original name, Shirley MacLean Beaty; born April 24, 1934, in Richmond, VA; daughter of Ira O. (a realtor) and Kathlyn (a drama teacher; maiden name, MacLean) Beaty; sister of Warren Beatty (an actor, director, and producer); married Steve Parker (in business), September 17, 1954 (divorced, c. 1982); children: Stephanie Sachiko Parker (also known as Sachi Parker; an actress). Addresses: Office: MacLaine Enterprises, Inc., 25200 Malibu Rd., Suite 101,Santa Monica, CA 90265.; Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90211-1934.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, dancer, director, producer, writer
Birth Details
April 24, 1934
Richmond, Virginia, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Bessie Sparrowbush, Artists and Models, Paramount, 1954
  • Jennifer Rogers, The Trouble with Harry, Paramount, 1954
  • Princess Aouda, Around the World in Eighty Days, United Artists, 1956
  • Dell Payton, The Sheepman (also known as Stranger with a Gun), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957
  • Virginia Duval, Hot Spell, Paramount, 1957
  • Ginny Moorehead, Some Came Running, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958
  • Irene Molloy, The Matchmaker, Paramount, 1958
  • Meg Wheeler, Ask Any Girl, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1959
  • Sharon Kensington, Career, Paramount, 1959
  • Fran Kubelik, The Apartment, United Artists, 1960
  • Simone Pistache, Can-Can, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960
  • Tipsy girl, Ocean's Eleven, Warner Bros., 1960
  • Anna Vorontosov, Two Loves (also known as The Spinster), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1961
  • Katie Robbins, All in a Night's Work, Paramount, 1961
  • Lucy Dell/Yoko Mori, My Geisha, Paramount, 1962
  • Martha Dobie, The Children's Hour (also known as The Loudest Whisper), United Artists, 1962
  • Gittel Mosca, Two for the Seesaw, United Artists, 1963
  • Title role, Irma la Douce, United Artists, 1963
  • Louisa Foster, What a Way to Go! (also known as I Love Louisa), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964
  • Mae Jenkins, The Yellow Rolls Royce, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1964
  • Jenny Ericson and performer of title song, John Goldfarb, Please ComeHome, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965
  • Herself, The Car that Became a Star, 1965
  • Nicole Chang, Gambit, Universal, 1966
  • Paulette, Maria Teresa, Linda, Edith, Eve Minou, Marie, and Jeanne, Woman Times Seven (also known as Sept fois femme and Sette voltedonna), Embassy, 1967
  • Charity Hope Valentine, Sweet Charity (also known as Sweet Charity: The Adventures of a Girl Who Wanted to Be Loved), Universal, 1968
  • Harriet Blossom, The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom, Paramount, 1968
  • Sara, Two Mules for Sister Sara, Universal, 1969
  • Sophie Brentwood, Desperate Characters, Paramount, 1970
  • Norah Benson, The Possession of Joel Delaney, Paramount, 1971
  • Herself, Year of the Woman (documentary), 1973
  • Deedee Rogers, The Turning Point, Paramount, 1977
  • Sois belle et tais-toi, 1977
  • Eve Rand, Being There (also known as Chance), United Artists, 1979
  • Evelyn, Loving Couples, Prominent, 1980
  • Karen Evans, A Change of Seasons, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Aurora Greenway, Terms of Endearment, Paramount, 1983
  • Veronica, Cannonball Run II, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Performer in archive footage, That's Dancing!, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1985
  • Madame Irina Sousatzka (title role), Madame Sousatzka, Universal,1988
  • Louisa "Ouiser" Boudreaux, Steel Magnolias, TriStar, 1989
  • Aunt Zena, Waiting for the Light, Epic Productions, 1990
  • Doris Mann, Postcards from the Edge, Columbia, 1990
  • Woman at Past Lives Pavilion, Defending Your Life, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Pearl Berman, Used People, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Helen Cooney, Wrestling Ernest Hemingway, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Tess Carlisle, Guarding Tess, TriStar, 1994
  • Herself, The Celluloid Closet (also known as Gefangen in der Traumfabrik), Sony Pictures Classics, 1995
  • Aurora Greenway, The Evening Star, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Grace Winterbourne, Mrs. Winterbourne, Columbia/TriStar, 1996
  • Martha, A Smile Like Yours, Paramount, 1997
  • Forever Hollywood (documentary), Esplanade Productions, 1999
  • Get Bruce! (documentary), Miramax, 1999
  • Herself, Rescued from the Closet, 2001
  • Grandma Mirabeau, Carolina (also known as Carolina Torn Asunder), Miramax, 2002
  • Rebecca Nurse, Salem Witch Trials, Alliance Atlantis Communications, 2002
  • Herself, Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There,Second Act Productions, 2002
  • Film Work
  • Producer; with Others
  • Desperate Characters, Paramount, 1970
  • The Possession of Joel Delaney, Paramount, 1971
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Host (with Bill Cosby), A World of Love, CBS, 1970
  • Shirley MacLaine: If They Could See Me Now, CBS, 1974
  • Amelia, 1975
  • The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir (documentary), PBS, 1975
  • Celebration: The American Spirit, ABC, 1976
  • Gypsy in My Soul, CBS, 1976
  • The Shirley MacLaine Special: Where Do We Go from Here?, CBS, 1977
  • Shirley MacLaine at the Lido, CBS, 1978
  • The Sensational, Shocking, Wonderful, Wacky Seventies, CBS, 1980
  • Shirley MacLaine ... Every Little Movement, CBS, 1980
  • Baryshnikov in Hollywood, CBS, 1982
  • Shirley MacLaine: Illusions (also known as Illusions), ABC,1982
  • Host, The American Film Institute Salute to Gene Kelly (also knownas AFI Salute to Gene Kelly, The Best of Gene Kelly, A Salute to Gene Kelly, and The 13th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Gene Kelly), CBS, 1985
  • The Shirley MacLaine Show, Showtime, 1985
  • Herself, A Salute to Billy Wilder (also known as The 14th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Billy Wilder), 1986
  • Liberty Weekend, ABC, 1986
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Barbara Stanwyck (also knownas AFI Salute to Barbara Stanwyck), ABC, 1987
  • Herself, The American Film Institute Salute to Jack Lemmon (also known as AFI Salute to Jack Lemmon, A Salute to Jack Lemmon, andThe 16th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to JackLemmon), CBS, 1988
  • Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration, CBS, 1988
  • Herself, "You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story," American Masters, PBS, 1990
  • The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1990
  • MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon, syndicated, 1990
  • Sammy Davis Jr.'s 60th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 1990
  • Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (also known as Frank Sinatra: Seventy-fifth Birthday Celebration and Frank Sinatra: The Best Is Yet to Come), CBS, 1990
  • Herself (in archive footage), 60 Minutes: The Entertainers, CBS, 1991
  • Debbie Reynolds's Movie Memories, AMC, 1991
  • In a New Light, ABC, 1992
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Jack Nicholson (also known as AFI Salute to Jack Nicholson), CBS, 1994
  • The Comedy Hall of Fame, 1994
  • Margaret Mary Elderdice, "The West Side Waltz," CBS Playhouse 90s,CBS, 1995
  • Hollywood Stars: A Century of Cinema (documentary; also known as A Century of Cinema), The Disney Channel, 1995
  • Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life, ABC, 1997
  • "Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy," American Masters, PBS, 1998
  • Narrator, Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu (also known as Looking for Lulu), The Movie Channel, 1998
  • Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir, The Discovery Channel, 1998
  • AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars, CBS, 1999
  • AFI's 100 Years, 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies, CBS, 2000
  • Elizabeth Taylor: England's Other Elizabeth, 2000
  • The Unknown Peter Sellers, 2000
  • Miniseries
  • Herself, Out on a Limb, ABC, 1987
  • Herself (in archive footage), Cold War, Cable News Network (CNN),1998
  • Madame de Beaurevoir, Joan of Arc (also known as Jeanne d'Arc), CBS, 1999
  • Movies
  • Helen, Bruno (also known as The Dress Code), Starz!, 2000
  • Martha Dobie (in archive footage from The Children's Hour), IfThese Walls Could Talk 2, HBO, 2000
  • Kate Westbourne, These Old Broads, ABC, 2001
  • Series
  • Shirley Logan, Shirley's World, ABC and Incorporated Television Corporation, 1971-1972
  • Episodic
  • Shower of Stars, CBS, 1955
  • Person to Person, CBS, 1959
  • Herself, Reflections on the Silver Screen with Professor Richard Brown, AMC, 1990
  • Intimate Portrait: Shirley MacLaine, Lifetime, 1996
  • Narrator, "The Nutcracker," Stories from My Childhood (also knownas Mikhail Baryshnikov's Stories from My Childhood), PBS, 1997
  • Herself, "Remembering Jack Lemmon," Larry King Live, Cable News Network (CNN), 2001
  • Also appeared in episodes of other shows, including The David Frost Show, syndicated; Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo; and The RosieO'Donnell Show, syndicated.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 55th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1983
  • The 38th Annual Tony Awards, 1984
  • The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1987
  • The First Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1987
  • America's Dance Honors, ABC, 1990
  • The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards, CBS, 1991
  • The 45th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1991
  • Presenter, The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1992
  • The 65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1993
  • Presenter, The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994
  • The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame, 1994
  • Presenter, The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1997
  • The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1998
  • The 70th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1998
  • Television Work
  • Producer; Specials
  • Shirley MacLaine: If They Could See Me Now, CBS, 1974
  • Amelia, 1975
  • (And director with Claudia Weill) The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir (documentary), PBS, 1975
  • Gypsy in My Soul, CBS, 1976
  • Shirley MacLaine at the Lido, CBS, 1978
  • Shirley MacLaine ... Every Little Movement, CBS, 1980
  • The Shirley MacLaine Show, Showtime, 1985
  • Director and Producer; Miniseries
  • Out on a Limb, ABC, 1987
  • Director; Movies
  • Bruno (also known as The Dress Code), Starz!, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • Member of the chorus, Oklahoma!, New York City, 1950
  • Member of the chorus, Me and Juliet, Broadway production, 1953
  • The Pajama Game, Broadway production, 1954
  • A Gypsy in My Soul (solo show), Broadway production, 1976
  • Shirley MacLaine on Broadway, Gershwin Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Major Tours
  • Out There Tonight, U.S. cities, 1990
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Shirley MacLaine's Inner Workout, 1989
  • Also appeared in Relaxing Within.
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • Specials
  • The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir (documentary), PBS, 1975
  • (With Buz Kohan) Shirley MacLaine ... Every Little Movement, CBS,1980
  • Miniseries
  • (With others) Out on a Limb (based on MacLaine's book), ABC, 1987
  • Screenplays
  • Kingdom Come, Rockville Pictures, 1998
  • Memoirs
  • Don't Fall off the Mountain, Norton (New York City), 1970
  • You Can Get There from Here, Norton, 1975
  • Out on a Limb, Bantam (New York City), 1983
  • Dancing in the Light, Bantam, 1985
  • It's All in the Playing, Bantam, 1987
  • Going Within: A Guide for Inner Transformation, Bantam, 1989
  • Dance While You Can, Bantam, 1991
  • My Lucky Stars: A Hollywood Memoir, Bantam, 1995
  • The Camino: A Journey of the Spirit, Pocket Books (New York City),2000
  • Nonfiction
  • (Editor) McGovern: The Man and His Beliefs, Norton (New York City), 1972
  • (Author of introduction and contributor) The New Celebrity Cookbook, Price, Stern, Sloan (Los Angeles), 1973
  • Contributor to periodicals, including Cosmopolitan.

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • Two of MacLaine's books, Out on a Limb and Going Within: A Guide for Inner Transformation, have been adapted as audiobooks.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Denis, Christopher Paul, The Films of Shirley MacLaine, Citadel Press (Secaucus, NJ), 1982
    • Spada, James, Shirley and Warren, Macmillan (New York City), 1985
    Periodicals
    • Cosmopolitan, June, 1995, pp. 238-242
    • Editor and Publisher, April 24, 1993, pp. 80-81
    • Film Comment, May/June, 1995, pp. 20-25
    • Good Housekeeping, January, 1997, pp. 28-29
    • Insight on the News, August 14, 2000, p. 35
    • Ladies Home Journal, June, 1995, pp. 50-51
    • Modern Maturity, January/February, 2001, pp. 32-45, 75
    • New York Times, May 8, 1995
    • Playboy, September, 1984, pp. 59-72
    • PR Newswire, April 28, 2000, p. 9089, October 17, 2000, p. 9772
    • Vanity Fair, April, 1995, p. 146
    • Variety, February 8, 1999, p. 55
    Electronic
    • Shirley MacLaine, http://www.shirleymaclaine.com, June 15, 2002

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