Shirley MacLaine

Actress + Singer + Dancer + Writer + Activist
Born Apr 24, 1934

Shirley MacLaine is an American film and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author. She has won the "Best Actress" Golden Globe 4 times, first for The Apartment. She was nominated for an Academy Award five times before winning the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1983 for her role in Terms of Endearment. Her younger brother is Warren Beatty. She is known for her New Age beliefs, spirituality and reincarnation.… Read More

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1934 Birth Born on April 24, 1934.


1954 20 Years Old MacLaine was married to businessman Steve Parker from 1954 until their divorce in 1982; they have a daughter, Sachi.


1972 38 Years Old Along with her brother, Warren Beatty, MacLaine used her celebrity status in instrumental roles as a fundraiser and organizer for George McGovern's campaign for president in 1972. … Read More


1978 44 Years Old …  In 1978, she was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award for outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry. … Read More


1999 65 Years Old …  She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1617 Vine Street and in 1999 was awarded the Honorary Golden Bear at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.
2000 66 Years Old She has continued to star in major films, such as Steel Magnolias with Sally Field, Julia Roberts and other stars. In 2000 she made her feature-film directorial debut and starred in Bruno, which was released to video as The Dress Code.
In 2011, the government of France made her a Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur.
2013 79 Years Old On February 7, 2013, Penguin Group USA published Sachi Parker's autobiography Lucky Me: My Life With – and Without – My Mom, Shirley MacLaine. … Read More
2015 81 Years Old In 2015, she sparked criticism for her comments on Jews, Christians, and Stephen Hawking. … Read More
2016 82 Years Old In February 2016, it was announced that MacLaine will star in the live-action family film A Little Mermaid, based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, to be produced by MVP Studios.
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