Shirley MacLaine – A Pictorial

 

“Some people think I look like a sweet potato, I consider myself a spud with a heart of gold.” ~ Shirley MacLaine

 

Shirley MacLaine  (born April 24, 1934)  is an American film and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author.

Shirley MacLaine (born April 24, 1934) is an American film and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author.

 

“I’m not unaware of how I’m perceived, I just don’t care about it. Unless I really hurt someone’s feelings. I care about that.” ~ Shirley MacLaine

 

Shirley MacLaine a multi award winning actress including six Golden Globes, an Emmy, and an Oscar.

Shirley MacLaine a multi award winning actress including six Golden Globes, an Emmy, and an Oscar.

 

“An actor has many lives and many people within him. I know there are lots of people inside me. No one ever said I’m dull.” ~ Shirley MacLaine

 

Shirley MacLaine at the American Film Festival of Deauville (Normandy, France)  September 1987.

Shirley MacLaine at the American Film Festival of Deauville (Normandy, France) September 1987.

 

“I was always a character actress and never a sex symbol. Even when I was the leading lady, I was a character actor.” ~ Shirley MacLaine

 

Shirley MacLaine, Central Park, New York. August, 1955

Shirley MacLaine, Central Park, New York. August, 1955

 

“I’ve made so many movies playing a hooker that they don’t pay me in the regular way anymore. They leave it on the dresser.” ~ Shirley MacLaine

 

Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon in "The Apartment" (1960)

Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon in “The Apartment” (1960)

 

“I do miss the stage. There’s nothing like it, nothing. When I did my one-woman show and played the Palace and played the Gershwin and all that, I did – what? – eight shows or maybe more a week. Of course you can’t do anything else, and you can’t run quickly for a cab in the rain, and you can’t have a drunken love affair. You can’t do any of that. Because you’ve got to be perfectly healthy. And I guess I value enjoying my life a little bit more than the discipline these days.” ~ Shirley MacLaine

 

Shirley MacLaine (center) with Audrey Hepburn and Director William Wyler on the set of "The Children´s Hour" (1961)

Shirley MacLaine (center) with Audrey Hepburn and Director William Wyler on the set of “The Children´s Hour” (1961)

 

“I regret turning down the lead role in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974) which Ellen Burstyn deservedly won an Oscar for. I said to myself: “Who is this Martin Scorsese person?”.” ~ Shirley MacLaine in a 2005 New York Times interview.

 

Shirley MacLaine, Glenn Ford and director George Marshall on the set of the "The Sheepman" (1958)

Shirley MacLaine, Glenn Ford and director George Marshall on the set of the “The Sheepman” (1958)

 

“I love to win those things. Love it. The only part about it I don’t like is the red carpet and getting a dress and walking around in high heels and holding in my stomach. I hate that.” ~ Shirley MacLaine on the Oscars (Academy Awards).

 

Shirley MacLaine with her Academy Award for Best Actress in 1983 for her role as Aurora Greenway in "Terms of Endearment" (1983)

Shirley MacLaine with her Academy Award for Best Actress in 1983 for her role as Aurora Greenway in “Terms of Endearment” (1983)

 

“It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office.” ~ Shirley MacLaine

 

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