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Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine (born April 24, 1934) is an American film and theater actress, dancer, activist, and author, well-known for her beliefs in new age spirituality and reincarnation. She has written a large number of autobiographical works, many dealing with her spiritual beliefs as well as her Hollywood career. In 1983, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Terms of Endearment. She is the elder sister of actor Warren Beatty. She was nominated for an Academy Award 5 times before her win.

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Apr 24, 1934 In Richmond, Virginia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Emmy Awards 1949-01-25
Latest Project:
Movie Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2021-08-14
Known For
Poster of Palme
Poster of The Shirley MacLaine Show
Poster of Nutcracker
Poster of All in a Night's Work
Movie Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age Self 2021-08-14
Movie Mike Wallace Is Here Self (archive footage) 2019-07-26
Movie Noelle Elf Polly 2019-11-12
Movie Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver Mrs. Mahlzahn (English version) 2018-03-29
Movie Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists Self 2018-11-15
Movie The Little Mermaid Eloise 2018-08-02
Movie The Last Word Harriet Lauler 2017-03-03
Movie Wild Oats Eva 2016-09-22
Movie A Heavenly Christmas Pearl 2016-11-26
Movie Chita Rivera: A Lot Of Livin' To Do Self (archive footage) 2015-11-06
Movie Men of Granite Sophia Prather 2015-02-06
Movie Warren Beatty - Mister Hollywood Self - Warren's sister (archive footage) 2015-10-04
Movie Elsa & Fred Elsa 2014-03-07
Movie Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film Self 2014-08-25
Series Talking Pictures Herself 2013-01-05
Movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Edna Mitty 2013-12-18
Movie Wide-Awake The Pianist 2012-12-07
Movie Bernie Marjorie Nugent 2012-04-27
Movie Palme 2012-09-14
Movie Valentine's Day Estelle Paddington 2010-02-10
Series Downton Abbey Martha Levinson 2010-09-26
Series Glee June Dolloway 2009-05-19
Movie Vittorio D. Self 2009-09-17
Movie Inside 'The Apartment' Self 2008-01-06
Movie Coco Chanel Coco Chanel 2008-09-13
Movie Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Amelia Thomas 2008-12-04
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History Self 2008-10-14
Movie Closing the Ring Ethel Ann 2007-09-14
Movie Billy Wilder Speaks 2006-06-22
Movie In Her Shoes Ella Hirsh 2005-10-07
Movie Bewitched Iris Smythson / Endora 2005-06-21
Movie Rumor Has It... Katharine Richelieu 2005-12-22
Movie Best Sellers or: Peter Sellers and 'Dr. Strangelove' Self 2004-10-28
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Self 2003-01-01
Movie Jack Paar: Smart Television Self 2003-11-29
Movie Carolina Grandmother Mirabeau 2003-07-04
Movie Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay Mary Kay Ash 2002-10-06
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Movie Salem Witch Trials Rebecca Nurse 2002-12-24
Movie Barbra Streisand: Timeless, Live in Concert Herself 2001-02-14
Movie These Old Broads Kate Westbourne 2001-02-12
Movie Rescued from the Closet Herself 2001-05-29
Movie If These Walls Could Talk 2 Self (archive footage) 2000-03-05
Movie Bruno Helen 2000-04-16
Movie The Unknown Peter Sellers Herself 2000-04-25
Movie Forever Hollywood Self 1999-01-01
Movie Get Bruce! Self 1999-01-01
Series Joan of Arc Madame de Beaurevoir 1999-05-16
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy Self 1998-02-04
Movie Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu Narrator (voice) 1998-05-05
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie A Smile Like Yours Martha (uncredited) 1997-08-27
Movie Mrs. Winterbourne Grace Winterbourne 1996-04-19
Movie The Celluloid Closet Self 1996-01-30
Movie The Evening Star Aurora Greenway 1996-12-25
Movie The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Self 1995-06-05
Movie The West Side Waltz Margaret Mary Elderdice 1995-11-23
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 1994-01-03
Movie Guarding Tess Tess Carlisle 1994-03-11
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Wrestling Ernest Hemingway Helen Cooney 1993-12-17
Movie Used People Pearl Berman 1992-12-16
Movie Defending Your Life Shirley MacLaine 1991-03-22
Series Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Movie Postcards from the Edge Doris Mann 1990-09-14
Movie Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration Self 1990-02-04
Movie Waiting for the Light Aunt Zena 1990-06-14
Movie Steel Magnolias Ouiser Boudreaux 1989-11-15
Series LIVE with Kelly and Mark Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie Madame Sousatzka Madame Yuvline Sousatzka 1988-10-14
Series Out on a Limb Shirley MacLaine 1987-01-18
Movie That's Dancing! 1985-01-01
Movie The Shirley MacLaine Show Herself 1985-07-12
Series Anne of Green Gables Amelia Thomas 1985-12-01
Movie Cannonball Run II Veronica 1984-06-29
Movie Terms of Endearment Aurora Greenway 1983-11-20
Series Harty Unknown 1983-09-20
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown 1982-01-16
Movie Be Pretty and Shut Up! Self (archive footage) 1981-03-04
Movie A Change of Seasons Karyn Evans 1980-12-01
Movie Loving Couples Evelyn 1980-10-24
Movie Being There Eve Rand 1979-12-19
Movie The Turning Point Deedee 1977-11-14
Movie Shirley MacLaine: Gypsy in My Soul Self 1976-01-20
Movie The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir 1975-01-01
Movie Nutcracker Narrator (voice) 1973-01-01
Movie Year of the Woman 1973-10-01
Movie The Possession of Joel Delaney Norah Benson 1972-05-24
Series Shirley's World Shirley Logan 1972-04-07
Series V.I.P. Schaukel Unknown 1971-05-09
Movie Desperate Characters Sophie Bentwood 1971-09-22
Movie Two Mules for Sister Sara Sara 1970-03-02
Movie Sweet Charity Charity 1969-02-25
Series The Dick Cavett Show Herself - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom Harriet Blossom 1968-09-11
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Movie Woman Times Seven Paulette / Maria Teresa / Linda / Edith / Eve Minou / Marie / Jeanne 1967-09-29
Series Goldene Kamera Verleihung herself 1966-01-25
Movie Gambit Nicole 1966-12-21
Movie John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! Jenny 1965-03-24
Movie The Car That Became a Star Self 1965-01-01
Movie What a Way to Go! Louisa May Foster 1964-10-12
Movie The Yellow Rolls-Royce Mae Jenkins 1964-12-31
Movie Irma la Douce Irma La Douce 1963-06-05
Movie My Geisha Lucy Dell / Yoko Mori 1962-03-09
Movie Two for the Seesaw Gittel 'Mosca' Moscawitz 1962-11-21
Movie All in a Night's Work Katie Robbins 1961-03-15
Movie The Children's Hour Martha Dobie 1961-12-19
Movie Two Loves Anna Vorontosov 1961-05-24
Movie Can-Can Simone Pistache 1960-03-09
Movie Ocean's Eleven Tipsy Girl (uncredited) 1960-08-10
Movie The Apartment Fran Kubelik 1960-06-21
Movie Ask Any Girl Meg Wheeler 1959-08-21
Movie Career Sharon Kensington 1959-10-08
Movie The Sheepman Dell Payton 1958-05-01
Movie Hot Spell Virginia Duval 1958-05-21
Movie The Matchmaker Irene Molloy 1958-07-23
Movie Some Came Running Ginnie Moorehead 1958-12-25
Series Tony Awards Herself - Host 1956-04-01
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Movie Around the World in Eighty Days Princess Aouda 1956-10-17
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie The Trouble with Harry Jennifer Rogers 1955-10-03
Movie Artists and Models Bessie Sparrowbush 1955-11-07
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series The Emmy Awards Unknown 1949-01-25