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Shirley MacLaine

Knowledge Identifier: +Shirley_MacLaine


Shirley MacLaine

American film and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1934.

Countries: United States (72%), United Kingdom (9%), (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Terms of Endearment, Jack Lemmon, Doris Day

Linked to: Washington-Lee High School, American Film Institute, Democratic Party, Fox Broadcasting Company




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Shirley MacLaine was born in 1934 add something


Her uncle was A.A. MacLeod, a Communist member of the Ontario legislature in the 1940s add something


Jack Lemmon - Lemmon's film debut was a bit part as a plasterer/painter in the 1949 film The Lady Takes a Sailor but he was not noticed until his official debut opposite Judy Holliday in the 1954 comedy It Should Happen to You. Lemmon worked with many legendary leading ladies, among them Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Betty Grable, Janet Leigh, Shirley MacLaine, Romy Schneider, Doris Day, Kim Novak, Judy Holliday, Rita Hayworth, June Allyson, Virna Lisi, Ann-Margret, Sophia Loren and many more.


Jerome Robbins - Robbins collaborated with George Abbott on "The Pajama Game" , which launched the career of Shirley MacLaine, worked on the 1955 Mary Martin vehicle, "Peter Pan" , and directed and co-choreographed "Bells Are Ringing" , starring Judy Holliday


John Forsythe - In 1955 Alfred Hitchcock cast Forsythe in the movie "The Trouble with Harry", with Shirley MacLaine in her first movie appearance, for which she won a Golden Globe


In 1956, she had roles in "Hot Spell" and "Around the World in 80 Days" add something


The Apartment - "'The Apartment"' is a 1960 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Billy Wilder, which stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray


Jack Sahakian - Being a hairdresser to the stars, such as Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty, this led to small roles in a couple movies, Billy Wilder's "Irma la Douce" starring Jack Lemmon and MacLaine for United Artists and "Move Over, Darling" starring Doris Day and James Garner for 20th Century Fox, both released in 1963


Michael Caine - Caine made his first film in the United States in 1966, after an invitation from Shirley MacLaine to play opposite her in Gambit.


Woman Times Seven - "'Woman Times Seven"' is a 1967 Italian/French/American co-production anthology film of seven different episodes, all starring Shirley MacLaine, most of them based on aspects of adultery


Frank Sinatra - The 1968 election illustrated changes in the once solidly pro-JFK Rat Pack: Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Shirley MacLaine all endorsed Robert Kennedy in the spring primaries; Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Joey Bishop backed Vice-President Hubert Humphrey.


Bob Fosse - His first, "Sweet Charity" in 1969, starring Shirley MacLaine, is an adaptation of the Broadway musical he had directed and choreographed


Tony Charmoli - He choreographed nearly all of Mitzi Gaynor's television specials in the 1970s as well as two of Shirley MacLaine's


Arnold Scaasi - He later designed Streisand's contemporary wear for the 1970 film "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" and costumes for Shirley MacLaine and Susan Sarandon in "Loving Couples" and Sally Field in "Kiss Me Goodbye"


Clint Eastwood - In 1970, Eastwood starred in the western Two Mules for Sister Sara with Shirley MacLaine and directed by Don Siegel.


Like Warren Beatty, MacLaine used her celebrity status in instrumental roles as a fundraiser and organizer for George McGovern's campaign for president in 1972 add something


She won the 1976 Emmy award for Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music for "Gypsy in My Soul" add something


In 1980, she starred in "A Change of Seasons" alongside Anthony Hopkins add something


Andrew Peacock - He served as Foreign Minister until 1980, acquiring a reputation as an international playboy, particularly through his well-publicised relationship with Shirley MacLaine


Anthony Hopkins - In 1980 he starred opposite Shirley MacLaine in A Change of Seasons and famously said “she was the most obnoxious actress I have ever worked with.


Marilyn Ferguson - Indirectly supporting both Ferguson and her critics, the New Age movement, as popularly understood, did thrive in the 1980s and into the 1990s, though this was partially through such pop-cultural manifestations as the autobiographical works of actress Shirley MacLaine and the Harmonic Convergence festival of 1987


In 1983, she won an Oscar for "Terms of Endearment" add something


She was nominated for an Academy award five times before winning the Academy award for Best Actress in 1983 for her role as Aurora Greenway in "Terms of Endearment" add something


Michael Gore - He composed the theme and score for the 1983 hit film "Terms of Endearment" starring Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger, notching a hit on the Adult Contemporary chart under his own name with the "Theme" from this film


Terms of Endearment - "'Terms of Endearment"' is a 1983 comedy-drama film adapted from the novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry, directed, written, and produced by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra_Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, and John Lithgow


Navin Chowdhry - At age 15, he made his acting debut in the 1988 film, "Madame Sousatzka" with Shabana Azmi and Shirley MacLaine


Herbert Ross - He had a huge hit with the film adaptation of Robert Harling's play "Steel Magnolias", featuring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, and Shirley MacLaine, in 1989


In 1990's "Postcards from the Edge", MacLaine, playing a character loosely based on Debbie Reynolds, sings a special version of "I'm Still Here", with customized lyrics created especially for her by composer Stephen Sondheim add something


Mary Wickes - She was cast as Shirley MacLaine's character's mother in the 1990 film "Postcards from the Edge" and from 1989 to 1991 portrayed Marie Murkin in the television movie and series adaptations of "Father Dowling Mysteries"


In Albert Brooks's 1991 romantic comedy "Defending Your Life", 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 add something


Jessica Tandy - She earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her work in the grassroots hit Fried Green Tomatoes, and co-starred in The Story Lady, Used People (1992, as Shirley MacLaine's mother), To Dance with the White Dog, Nobody's Fool, and Camilla.


Ernest Thompson - Thompson wrote and directed a television version based on the play, premiering on CBS Thanksgiving night 1995, starring Shirley MacLaine, Liza_Minnelli, Kathy Bates, and Jennifer Grey


Terms of Endearment - A sequel, "The Evening Star", in which Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson reprised their roles, was released in 1996 to much less critical or commercial acclaim


She was honored with the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille award in 1998 add something


Jennifer Grey - Grey appeared with Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, and Kathy Bates in the CBS television movie "The West Side Waltz", adapted by Ernest Thompson from his play, an episode of "Friends" as Mindy, and she had a small role in the 2000 film "Bounce" with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck


Joan Collins - In 2001, Collins performed several musical numbers in "These Old Broads" with Debbie Reynolds and Shirley MacLaine, and that same year appeared in Badly Drawn Boy's music video for "Pissing in the Wind


Joan Collins - In 2001, she costarred in the television film "These Old Broads" with Debbie Reynolds, Shirley MacLaine and Elizabeth Taylor


Jennifer Weiner - In 2005, her second novel, "In Her Shoes" , was made into a feature film starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine by 20th Century Fox


UK Jewish Film Festival - Other films in the 2005 UKJFF included Everything is Illuminated, starring Elijah Wood, In Her Shoes, starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley Maclaine, and Bee Season, starring Richard Gere


In her 2007 released book "Sage-ing While Age-ing", she mentioned her alien encounters and witnessing of Washington DC UFO incidents in the 1950s add something


" In 2007, she completed "Closing the Ring", directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Christopher Plummer add something


Olivier Sitruk - He made his English-language movie premiere in 2008, starring alongside Shirley MacLaine and Barbora Bobulova in the Lifetime original biographical film, "Coco Chanel"


Mitzi Gaynor - On July 30, 2008, Gaynor, along with Kenny Ortega, Elizabeth Berkley, Shirley MacLaine and cast members from "High School Musical", "So You Think You Can Dance", "Dancing with the Stars", and a host of others, participated in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences "TV Moves Live", a celebration of 60 years of dance on television


Coco Chanel - The co-produced movie "Coco Chanel" debuted on 13 September 2008 on Lifetime Televisionin the United States, starring Shirley MacLaine as a 70-year-old Chanel


In April 2011, while promoting her new book, "I'm Over All That", she revealed to Oprah Winfrey that she had an open relationship with her husband add something


In 2012 she was honored with the 40th AFI Life Achievement award, the highest honor for a career in film, by the American Film Institute add something


Jack Black - In 2012, Black starred in Linklater's black comedy "Bernie" as real-life murderer Bernie Tiede, a funeral director in a small East Texas town, who befriends and eventually murders a rich widow, played by Shirley MacLaine


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013 film) - In January 2012, it was announced that Kristen Wiig would play the female lead, with Shirley MacLaine attached to play the mother of Ben Stiller's character


MacLaine was awarded the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts in December 2013 add something


Downton Abbey - Returning to series four in the 2013 Christmas episode were Shirley MacLaine, who reprised her role as Cora's mother, Martha Levinson, and Paul Giamatti has been cast as Harold, her son and Lady Grantham's brother


In 2015, she sparked criticism for insulting Jews, Christians, and Stephen Hawkins add something


Jessica Lange - She will next star opposite Shirley MacLaine and Demi Moore in the road-trip comedy "Wild Oats", set to be released by The Weinstein Company in the summer of 2015


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 add something


In the 2017 Oscars award Show, she presented the best Foreign Language Film of the year, and was featured in a segment about her work in The Apartment add something


Demi Moore - Moore starred in "Wild Oats" with Shirley MacLaine and Jessica Lange, which is currently playing on Netflix since May 2017


In 2019 she won the Movies For Grown Ups with AARP the Magazine's Life Time Achievement award add something