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Shirley MacLaine (Shirley MacLean Beaty)

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Biography

Richmond, Virginia, USA
Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother, Kathlyn Corinne (MacLean), was a drama teacher from Nova Scotia, Canada, and her father, Ira Owens Beaty, a professor of psychology and real estate agent, was from Virginia. Her brother, Warren Beatty, was born on March 30, 1937. Her ancestry includes English and Scottish.

Shirley was the tallest in her ballet classes at the Washington School of Ballet. Just after she graduated from Washington-Lee High School, she packed her bags and headed for New York. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Bessie Sparrowbrush

Artists and Models 1955

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Character: Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Co-Presenter: Best Special Effects

The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959

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Character: Simone Pistache

Can-Can 1960

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Character: Lucy Dell / Yoko Mori

My Geisha 1962

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Character: Gittel 'Mosca' Moscawitz

Two for the Seesaw 1962

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Character: Irma La Douce

Irma la Douce 1963

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Character: Louisa May Foster

What a Way to Go! 1964

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Character: Mae Jenkins

The Yellow Rolls-Royce 1964

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Character: Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter: Short Subjects Awards

The 36th Annual Academy Awards 1964

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Character: Paulette / Maria Teresa / Linda / Edith / Eve Minou / Marie / Jeanne

Woman Times Seven 1967

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Character: Harriet Blossom

The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom 1968

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Character: Karyn Evans

A Change of Seasons 1980

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Character: Dr. Evelyn Lucas Kirby

Loving Couples 1980

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Character: Elsa Hayes

Elsa & Fred 2014

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Character: Old Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel 2008

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Character: Ella Hirsh

In Her Shoes 2005

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Character: Iris Smythson / Endora

Bewitched 2005

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Character: Katharine Richelieu

Rumor Has It... 2005

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Character: Grandma Millicent Mirabeau

Carolina 2003

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Character: Helen

Bruno 2000

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Character: Madame de Beaurevoir

Joan of Arc 1999

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Character: Margaret Mary Elderdice

The West Side Waltz 1995

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Character: Tess Carlisle

Guarding Tess 1994

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Character: Helen Cooney

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway 1993

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Character: Pearl Berman

Used People 1992

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Character: Aunt Zena

Waiting for the Light 1990

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Character: Madame Yuvline Sousatzka

Madame Sousatzka 1988

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Gold Tony Award

The 38th Annual Tony Awards 1984

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Character: Ethel Ann

Closing the Ring 2007

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Character: Grace Winterbourne

Mrs. Winterbourne 1996

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Character: Kate Westbourne

These Old Broads 2001

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Character: Sophia Prather

Men of Granite 2015

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Boyhood / The Theory of Everything & Birdman

The Oscars 2015

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Character: Eve Rand

Being There 1979

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Character: Dell Payton

The Sheepman 1958

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Character: Ginnie Moorehead

Some Came Running 1958

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Character: Anna Vorontosov

Two Loves 1961

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Character: Sophie Bentwood

Desperate Characters 1971

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Character: Sharon Kensington

Career 1959

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Character: Virginia Duval

Hot Spell 1958

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role

The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Play & Best Musical

The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1991

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Character: Herself - Interviewee, 'Parkinson'

The Cannabis Years 0

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Character: Herself / Nicole Chang

Michael Caine 0

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