Shirley MacLaine (born Shirley MacLean Beaty, April 24, 1934) is an American film, television, and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist, and author. An Academy Award 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, and received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 1998 ceremony.
Publicity photo of MacLaine in 1960 for The Apartment
Shirley MacLean Beaty
April 24, 1934
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, singer, dancer, author, activist|
(m. 1954; div. 1982)
|Relatives||Warren Beatty (brother)|
Named after actress Shirley Temple (who was six years old at the time), Shirley MacLean Beaty was born on April 24, 1934, in Richmond, Virginia. Her father, Ira Owens Beaty, was a professor of psychology, public school administrator, and real estate agent, and her mother, Kathlyn Corinne (née MacLean), was a drama teacher, originally from Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. MacLaine's younger brother is the actor, writer, and director Warren Beatty; he changed the spelling of his surname when he became an actor. Their parents raised them as Baptists. Her uncle (her mother's brother-in-law) was A. A. MacLeod, a Communist member of the Ontario legislature in the 1940s. While MacLaine was still a child, Ira Beaty moved his family from Richmond to Norfolk, and then to Arlington and Waverly, then back to Arlington eventually taking a position at Arlington's Thomas Jefferson Junior High School in 1945. MacLaine played baseball on an all-boys team, holding the record for most home runs, which earned her the nickname "Powerhouse". During the 1950s, the family resided in the Dominion Hills section of Arlington.
As a toddler, she had weak ankles and would fall over with the slightest misstep, so her mother decided to enroll her in ballet class at the Washington School of Ballet at the age of three. This was the beginning of her interest in performing. Strongly motivated by ballet, she never missed a class. In classical romantic pieces like Romeo and Juliet and The Sleeping Beauty, she always played the boys' roles due to being the tallest in the group and the absence of males in the class. Eventually, she had a substantial female role as the fairy godmother in Cinderella; while warming up backstage, she broke her ankle, but then tightened the ribbons on her toe shoes and proceeded to dance the role all the way through before calling for an ambulance. Ultimately she decided against making a career of professional ballet because she had grown too tall and was unable to acquire perfect technique. She explained that she didn't have the ideal body type, lacking the requisite "beautifully constructed feet" of high arches, high insteps and a flexible ankle. Also slowly realizing ballet's propensity to be too all-consuming, and ultimately limiting, she moved on to other forms of dancing, acting and musical theater.
She attended Washington-Lee High School, where she was on the cheerleading squad and acted in school theatrical productions.
The summer before her senior year of high school, MacLaine went to New York City to try acting on Broadway, having minor success in the chorus of Oklahoma! After she graduated, she returned and was in the dancing ensemble of the Broadway production of Me and Juliet (1953–1954). Afterwards became an understudy to actress Carol Haney in The Pajama Game; in May 1954 Haney injured her ankle during a Wednesday matinee, and MacLaine replaced her. A few months after, with Haney still injured, film producer Hal B. Wallis saw MacLaine's performance, and signed her to work for Paramount Pictures.
MacLaine made her film debut in Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry (1955), for which she won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress. This was quickly followed by her role in the Martin and Lewis film Artists and Models (also 1955). Soon afterwards, she had a role in Around the World in 80 Days (1956). This was followed by Hot Spell and a leading role in Some Came Running (both 1958); for the latter film, she gained her first Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination. Her second Oscar nomination came two years later for The Apartment (1960), starring with Jack Lemmon. The film won five Oscars, including Best Director for Billy Wilder. She later said, "I thought I would win for The Apartment, but then, Elizabeth Taylor had a tracheotomy." She starred in The Children's Hour (1961), also starring Audrey Hepburn and James Garner, based on the play by Lillian Hellman, and directed by William Wyler. She was again nominated, this time for Irma la Douce (1963), which reunited her with Wilder and Lemmon. Don Siegel, her director on Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970), said of her: "It's hard to feel any great warmth to her. She's too unfeminine, and has too much balls. She's very, very hard." At the peak of her success, she replaced Marilyn Monroe in Irma la Douce and What a Way to Go! (1964). Other films from this period include Gambit (1966), with Michael Caine, and the film version of the musical Sweet Charity (1968), based on the script for Fellini's Nights of Cabiria released a decade earlier.
MacLaine's documentary film The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir (1975), co-directed with Claudia Weill, concentrates on the experiences of women in China. It was nominated for the year's Documentary Feature Oscar. In 1976 MacLaine appeared in a series of concerts at the London Palladium and New York's Palace Theatre. The latter of these was released as the acclaimed live album Shirley MacLaine Live at the Palace. Co-starring with Anne Bancroft in The Turning Point (1977), MacLaine portrayed a retired ballerina much like herself; she was nominated for an Oscar as the Best Actress in a Leading Role. 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. She appeared with Peter Sellers in the satire Being There (1979), and was cast as a photojournalist in a short-lived television sitcom, Shirley's World (1971–1972), co-produced by Sheldon Leonard and ITC and shot in the United Kingdom.
MacLaine starred in A Change of Seasons (1980) alongside Anthony Hopkins, and won the Best Actress in a Leading Role Oscar for Terms of Endearment (1983), playing Debra Winger's mother. She won a Golden Globe for Best Actress (Drama) for Madame Sousatzka (1988).
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. MacLaine has starred in Postcards from the Edge (1990), with Meryl Streep, playing a fictionalized version of Debbie Reynolds from a screenplay by Reynolds's daughter, Carrie Fisher; Used People (1992), with Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates; Guarding Tess (1994), with Nicolas Cage; Mrs. Winterbourne (1996), with Ricki Lake and Brendan Fraser; Rumor Has It… (2005) with Kevin Costner and Jennifer Aniston; In Her Shoes (also 2005), with Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette; and Closing the Ring (2007), directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Christopher Plummer.
MacLaine has also appeared in numerous television projects, including an autobiographical miniseries based upon the book Out on a Limb; The Salem Witch Trials; These Old Broads written by Carrie Fisher and co-starring Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, and Joan Collins; and Coco, a Lifetime production based on the life of Coco Chanel. She appeared in the third and fourth seasons of the British drama Downton Abbey as Martha Levinson, mother to Cora, Countess of Grantham (played by Elizabeth McGovern) and Harold Levinson (played by Paul Giamatti) in 2012–2013.
In 2016, MacLaine starred in Wild Oats with Jessica Lange. On 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.
In 1966, MacLaine sued Twentieth Century-Fox for breach of contract when the studio reneged on its agreement to star MacLaine in a film version of the musical Bloomer Girl, to be filmed in Hollywood, offering her instead the female dramatic lead in a Western to be filmed in Australia. The case was decided in Maclaine's favor, and affirmed on appeal by the California Supreme Court in 1970; the case is often cited in law-school textbooks as a major example of employment-contract law.
MacLaine was married to businessman Steve Parker from 1954 until their divorce in 1982; they have a daughter, Sachi. In April 2011, while promoting her new book, I'm Over All That, she revealed to Oprah Winfrey that she had had an open relationship with her husband. MacLaine also told Winfrey that she often fell for the leading men she worked with, with the exceptions of Jack Lemmon (The Apartment) and Jack Nicholson (Terms of Endearment). MacLaine also had a long-running affair with Australian politician and two-time Liberal leader Andrew Peacock.
MacLaine has also gotten into feuds with such notable co-stars as Anthony Hopkins (A Change of Seasons), who said that "she was the most obnoxious actress I have ever worked with", and Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment).
She has a strong interest in spirituality and metaphysics, the central theme of some of her best-selling books, including Out on a Limb and Dancing in the Light. She has undertaken such forms of spiritual exploration as walking the Way of St. James, working with Chris Griscom, and practicing Transcendental Meditation.
Her well-known interest in New Age spirituality has also made its way into several of her films. In Albert Brooks's romantic comedy Defending Your Life (1991), the recently deceased lead characters, played by Brooks and Meryl Streep, are astonished to find MacLaine introducing their past lives in the "Past Lives Pavilion". In Postcards from the Edge (1990), MacLaine sings a version of "I'm Still Here", with customized lyrics created for her by composer Stephen Sondheim. One of the lyrics was changed to "I'm feeling transcendental – am I here?" In the 2001 television movie These Old Broads, MacLaine's character is a devotee of New Age spirituality.
She has an interest in UFOs, and gave numerous interviews on CNN, NBC and Fox news channels on the subject during 2007–08. In her book Sage-ing While Age-ing (2007), she described alien encounters and witnessing a Washington, D.C. UFO incident in the 1950s. On an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show in April 2011, MacLaine stated that she and her neighbor observed numerous UFO incidents at her New Mexico ranch for extended periods of time.
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. That year, she authored the book McGovern: The Man and His Beliefs.
On February 7, 2013, Penguin Group USA published Sachi Parker's autobiography Lucky Me: My Life With – and Without – My Mom, Shirley MacLaine. MacLaine has called the book "virtually all fiction".
In 2015, she sparked criticism for her comments on Jews, Christians, and Stephen Hawking. In particular she claimed that victims of the Holocaust were experiencing the results of their own karma, and suggested that Hawking subconsciously caused himself to develop ALS as a means to focus better on physics.
MacLaine was awarded the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts in December 2013. 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, and her likeness has been sculpted in wax for Madame Tussauds Las Vegas.
In 2011, the government of France made her a Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur.
In 2019 she won the Movies For Grown Ups with AARP the Magazine's Life Time Achievement Award.
|1955||The Trouble with Harry||Jennifer Rogers||Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress|
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress
|1955||Artists and Models||Bessie Sparrowbrush|
|1956||Around the World in 80 Days||Princess Aouda|
|1958||Some Came Running||Ginnie Moorehead||Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress|
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
|1958||The Sheepman||Dell Payton|
|1958||Hot Spell||Virginia Duval|
|1958||The Matchmaker||Irene Molloy|
|1959||Ask Any Girl||Meg Wheeler||BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress|
Silver Bear for Best Actress – Berlin International Film Festival
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
|1960||Ocean's 11||Tipsy woman||uncredited cameo|
|1960||The Apartment||Fran Kubelik||BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress|
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Volpi Cup – Venice International Film Festival
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
|1961||The Children's Hour||Martha Dobie||Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama|
|1961||All in a Night's Work||Katie Robbins|
|1961||Two Loves||Anna Vorontosov|
|1962||Two for the Seesaw||Gittel Mosca|
|1962||My Geisha||Lucy Dell/Yoko Mori|
|1963||Irma la Douce||Irma la Douce||Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy|
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress
|1964||The Yellow Rolls-Royce||Mae Jenkins|
|1964||What a Way to Go!||Louisa May Foster||Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress|
|1965||John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!||Jenny Erichson|
|1966||Gambit||Nicole Chang||Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy|
|1967||Woman Times Seven||Paulette/Maria Teresa/Linda/Edith/
|Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy|
|1968||The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom||Harriet Blossom|
|1969||Sweet Charity||Charity Hope Valentine||Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy|
|1970||Two Mules for Sister Sara||Sara|
|1971||Desperate Characters||Sophie Bentwood||Silver Bear for Best Actress – Berlin International Film Festival|
|1972||The Possession of Joel Delaney||Norah Benson|
|1975||The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir||Herself||Documentary; writer, co-director, producer|
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary
|1977||The Turning Point||Deedee Rodgers||Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress|
|1979||Being There||Eve Rand||Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role|
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
|1980||A Change of Seasons||Karyn Evans|
|1983||Terms of Endearment||Aurora Greenway||Academy Award for Best Actress|
David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
National Board of Review Award for Best Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
|1984||Cannonball Run II||Veronica|
|1987||Out on a Limb||Herself||Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film|
|1988||Madame Sousatzka||Madame Yuvline Sousatzka||Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama (tied with Jodie Foster and Sigourney Weaver)|
Volpi Cup – Venice International Film Festival
|1989||Steel Magnolias||Louisa "Ouiser" Boudreaux||Nominated – American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture|
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
|1990||Postcards from the Edge||Doris Mann||Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role|
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
|1990||Waiting for the Light||Aunt Zena|
|1991||Defending Your Life||"Past Lives Pavilion" host|
|1992||Used People||Pearl Berman||Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy|
|1993||Wrestling Ernest Hemingway||Helen Cooney|
|1994||Guarding Tess||Tess Carlisle||Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy|
|1995||The West Side Waltz||Margaret Mary Elderdice|
|1996||The Evening Star||Aurora Greenway|
|1996||Mrs. Winterbourne||Grace Winterbourne||Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy|
|1997||A Smile Like Yours||Martha||uncredited|
|2000||The Dress Code||Helen||Also director|
|2001||These Old Broads||Kate Westbourne|
|2002||Salem Witch Trials||Rebecca Nurse|
|2002||Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay||Mary Kay||Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film|
|2003||Carolina||Grandma Millicent Mirabeau|
|2005||Rumor Has It…||Katharine Richelieu|
|2005||In Her Shoes||Ella Hirsch||Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture|
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
|2007||Closing the Ring||Ethel Ann|
|2008||Coco Chanel||Coco Chanel||Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie|
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
|2008||Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning||Amelia Thomas|
|2010||Valentine's Day||Estelle Paddington|
|2013||The Secret Life of Walter Mitty||Edna Mitty|
|2014||Elsa & Fred||Elsa Hayes|
|2017||The Last Word||Harriett Lauler|
|2018||The Little Mermaid||Eloise|
Ask Any Girl is a 1959 American romantic comedy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring David Niven, Shirley MacLaine, and Gig Young.BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actress in a Leading Role is a British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding leading performance in a film.
From 1952 to 1967, there were two Best Actress awards presented, Best British Actress and Best Foreign Actress.
From 1968 onwards, the two awards merged into one award, which from 1968 to 1984 was known as Best Actress.
From 1985 to present, the award has been known by its current name of Best Actress in a Leading Role.Bruno (2000 film)
Bruno (released as The Dress Code on DVD and VHS) is a 2000 American comedy film starring Alex D. Linz and Shirley MacLaine. The film is the first and, as of 2018, the only film ever directed by MacLaine.Distributed by New Angel Inc., Bruno premiered at the 2000 Los Angeles Film Festival in a limited theatrical release. From there, the film was distributed straight to cable television and rights to it were acquired by Starz.Carolina (2003 film)
Carolina is a 2003 American-German romantic comedy film directed by Marleen Gorris, starring Julia Stiles, Shirley MacLaine, Alessandro Nivola, Mika Boorem, Randy Quaid, and Jennifer Coolidge. Lisa Sheridan has a cameo role in the film, and Barbara Eden has the uncredited part of Daphne. It is set in Los Angeles, California. Shot in 2003, the film failed to find a distributor and was released direct-to-video in 2005.
Miramax Films was the domestic distributor, but failed to release it in theaters. When Harvey Weinstein screened the film he told the producers, "You have a hit movie on your hands. We're going to blast this on MTV all over Super Bowl Weekend." This was in December 2001. The producers never heard about it again until 2005 when it was suddenly released direct-to-DVD.
The film began principal photography in July 2001. Kathy Bates originally was slated to play the role of Grandma Millicent Mirabeau, but dropped out after make-up/hair tests due to the shut down of the original production shoot date. Shirley MacLaine eventually stepped in to play the role.Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. Previously, there was a single award for "Best Actress in a Motion Picture" but the splitting allowed for recognition of it and the Best Actress – Comedy or Musical.
The formal title has varied since its inception. In 2005, it was officially called "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama". As of 2013, the wording is "Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama".
It is notable for being the category in which the only three-way tie in Golden Globe history occurred, when Jodie Foster, Shirley MacLaine, and Sigourney Weaver all won the award in 1989 at the 46th Golden Globe Awards.Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. Previously, there was a single award for "Best Actress in a Motion Picture" but the splitting allowed for recognition of it and the Best Actress – Drama.
The formal title has varied since its inception. In 2005, it was officially called: "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical". As of 2014, the wording is "Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy".Guarding Tess
Guarding Tess is a 1994 American comedy-drama film starring Shirley MacLaine and Nicolas Cage, directed by Hugh Wilson. MacLaine plays a fictional former First Lady protected by an entourage of Secret Service agents led by one she continually exasperates (Cage).
The film is set in Somersville, Ohio (played by Parkton, Maryland) and nominated for a Golden Globe award in 1995 (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical: Shirley MacLaine).Irma la Douce
Irma la Douce ([iʁ.ma la dus], "Irma the Sweet") is a 1963 American romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, directed by Billy Wilder. It is based on the 1956 French stage musical Irma La Douce by Marguerite Monnot and Alexandre Breffort.Out on a Limb (book)
Out on a Limb is an autobiographical book written by American film actress and dancer Shirley MacLaine in 1983. It details MacLaine's journeys through New Age spirituality. The book follows her from southern California to various locations including New York City, Europe, and Hawaii, culminating in a life-changing trip to the Andes Mountains in Peru. Central characters include David who is, according to MacLaine, a composite character; Gerry Stamford, a married man and fictionalized Labour member of the British House of Commons, with whom MacLaine claimed she had a love affair; and real-life close friend and politician, Bella Abzug.
The book received both acclaim and criticism for its candor in dealing with such topics as reincarnation, meditation, mediumship (trance-channeling), and even unidentified flying objects. It made Shirley MacLaine the butt of many jokes, especially by late-night television comedians. Once, when David Letterman would not let up on the New Age subject, she responded by saying, "Maybe Cher was right; maybe you are an asshole!" The claim about an affair with the MP gained attention in the UK when the book was published there.Out on a Limb was adapted for television broadcast in 1987. The five-hour ABC miniseries starred MacLaine (as herself), John Heard as David Manning, and Charles Dance as Gerry Stamford. Anne Jackson played Bella Abzug, and Jerry Orbach played Shirley's agent. MacLaine kept a diary during the filming of the miniseries. The notes were later turned into the book It's All In the Playing.Postcards from the Edge (film)
Postcards from the Edge is a 1990 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The screenplay by Carrie Fisher is based on her 1987 semi-autobiographical novel of the same title. The film stars Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, and Dennis Quaid.Silver Bear for Best Actress
The Silver Bear for Best Actress (German: Silberner Bär/Beste Darstellerin) is the Berlin International Film Festival's award for achievement in performance by an actress. It is selected by the jury of the festival for films in the official competition slate.
The award was first presented in 1956, and can be for lead or supporting roles. The award was not presented in 1969, 1970, 1973, and 1974. Sachiko Hidari won the award for two films in the 1964 competition. In 2011, the award was given to the entire female cast of A Separation. Shirley MacLaine is the only actress that has won the award more than once.Sweet Charity (film)
Sweet Charity (full title: Sweet Charity: The Adventures of a Girl Who Wanted to Be Loved) is a 1969 American musical comedy-drama film directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse (in his feature directorial debut), written by Peter Stone, and featuring music by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields.
It stars Shirley MacLaine and features John McMartin, Sammy Davis Jr., Ricardo Montalbán, Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly and Stubby Kaye. It is based on the 1966 stage musical of the same name – which Fosse had also directed and choreographed – which in turn is based on Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano and Tullio Pinelli's screenplay for Fellini's film Le Notti di Cabiria (Nights of Cabiria). However, where Fellini's black-and-white film concerns the romantic ups-and-downs of an ever-hopeful prostitute, the musical makes the central character a dancer-for-hire at a Times Square dance-hall.
The film is notable for its costumes by Edith Head and its dance sequences, notably "Rich Man's Frug".Terms of Endearment
Terms of Endearment is a 1983 American comedy-drama film adapted from Larry McMurtry's 1975 novel, directed, written, and produced by James L. Brooks, and starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, and John Lithgow. The film covers 30 years of the relationship between Aurora Greenway (MacLaine) and her daughter Emma (Winger).
The film received eleven Academy Award nominations, and won five. Brooks won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, while MacLaine won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and Nicholson won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In addition, it won four Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actress in a Drama (MacLaine), Best Supporting Actor (Nicholson), and Best Screenplay (Brooks).The Back-up Plan (Glee)
"The Back-Up Plan" is the eighteenth episode of the fifth season of the American musical television series Glee, and the 106th episode overall. Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by co-creator Ian Brennan, it aired on Fox in the United States on April 29, 2014, and features the introduction of Shirley MacLaine as rich socialite June Dolloway.The Sheepman
The Sheepman is a 1958 American western film directed by George Marshall and starring Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine, and Leslie Nielsen.The Untitled Rachel Berry Project
"The Untitled Rachel Berry Project" is the twentieth episode and season finale of the fifth season of the American musical television series Glee, and the 108th episode overall. Written by Matthew Hodgson and directed by co-creator Brad Falchuk, it aired on Fox in the United States on May 13, 2014, and features the return of special guest star Shirley MacLaine as rich socialite June Dolloway in her second and last appearance.These Old Broads
These Old Broads is a 2001 American made-for-television comedy film directed by Matthew Diamond, written by Carrie Fisher and starring her mother Debbie Reynolds, as well as Shirley MacLaine, Joan Collins, and Elizabeth Taylor in her final film role. In a 2001 BBC Omnibus documentary about Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley MacLaine says that Julie Andrews and Lauren Bacall were originally planned to be in the film. The role of Miriam Hodges was originally offered to June Allyson.Two for the Seesaw
Two for the Seesaw is a 1962 American romantic-drama film directed by Robert Wise and starring Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine. It was adapted from the Broadway play written by William Gibson.Wild Oats (film)
Wild Oats is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Andy Tennant and written by Gary Kanew and Claudia Myers. The film stars Demi Moore, Jessica Lange, Shirley MacLaine, and Billy Connolly. The film premiered on Lifetime on August 22, 2016, prior to being released in a limited release on September 16, 2016, by The Weinstein Company and RADiUS-TWC.
Awards for Shirley MacLaine