Shirley MacLaine Biography

Date Of Birth:
April 24, 1934 (84)
Birth Place:
Richmond, VA, USA

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Date of Birth: April 24, 1934 (84)
Birth Place: Richmond, VA, USA
Gender: Female

Shirley MacLaine made her professional debut dancing in a Broadway revival of Oklahoma! in the 1950s. Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry, marked her film debut, earning her a Golden Globe Award for "New Star of the Year - Actress" in 1955. MacLaine then starred in Some Came Running (1958), which led to her first Academy award nomination and an additional Golden Globe nomination. Her career continued to flourish with Oscar nominations for her work in The Children's Hour, The Apartment and Irma La Douce. In 1975, MacLaine received her fourth Oscar nomination, this time for Best Documentary as a producer and star of The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir. Two years later, she was nominated for her starring role in The Turning Point. In 1983, MacLaine won an Academy Award for her landmark performance in Terms of Endearment. She continued to receive recognition for her work and won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Madame Sousatzka. MacLaine was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1998.

Shirley MacLaine Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Shirley MacLaine, On Broadway