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Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine in 1987
Personal information
Birth nameShirley MacLean Beaty
Birth dateApril 24, 1934(age 82)
Place of birthRichmond, Virginia, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer, dancer, author, activist
Years active1953 present
SpouseSteve Parker
(m. 1954 82, divorced)
ChildrenSachi Parker

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Shirley MacLaine (born Shirley MacLean Beaty, April 24, 1934) is an American film and theater actress, singer, 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 was nominated for an Academy Award 5 times before her win.

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