Shirley MacLaine was born April 24, 1934, in Richmond, Virginia. The actress is best known for her role in the film Terms of Endearment, for which she won the 1984 Academy Award for Best Actress. Shirley has been nominated for six Oscars in all, five for Best Actress and one for Best Documentary, Features. Shirley has also been nominated for a whopping 21 Golden Globes, of which she won seven, including Most Promising Newcomer (1955), Most Versatile Actress (1959) and the Cecil B. DeMille Award (1998). Other acclaimed films she has starred in include The Turning Point, Irma la Douce, The Children’s Hour, Gambit, The Apartment, Some Came Running, Sweet Charity, Being There, Postcards from the Edge, Guarding Tess and Steel Magnolias. Her first role came in the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock movie The Trouble with Harry. An accomplished singer and dancer, Shirley has also starred on stage and in TV variety shows; she has been nominated for six Emmys, winning one. Some of Shirley’s most recent films include Rumor Has It…, In Her Shoes and Valentine’s Day. Shirley married businessman Steve Parker in 1954, and the couple had one daughter before divorcing in 1982. She is actor/director Warren Beatty’s older sister.
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