Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine

Highest Rated: 100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017)

Lowest Rated: 0% Wild Oats (2016)

Birthday: Apr 24, 1934

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, USA

Broadway hoofer, dramatic talent, spiritual eccentric, activist, Oscar winner... Over the course of a varied and distinguished career, actress Shirley MacLaine earned these titles many times over. A former ballerina hopeful-turned-chorus girl, she rose to fame in the early 1950s after Hollywood producers noticed her in Broadway's "Pajama Game." She made the transition to features in a series of roles that emphasized her quirkiness and heartbreaking vulnerability, most notably in "Some Came Running" (1960), "The Apartment" (1960) and "Irma La Douce" (1963). The redheaded pixie dropped out of features in the late 1960s - watching her brother Warren Beatty rise to fame at that time -but reemerged in the late 1970s with several acclaimed performances in such films as "The Turning Point" (1977), "Being There" (1979) and "Terms of Endearment" (1983), the latter of which brought her a long-overdue Oscar for Best Actress. She remained a vital presence in efforts like "Steel Magnolias" (1989), "Postcards from the Edge" (1990) and "Guarding Tess" (1994), while extolling alternative beliefs in reincarnation and extraterrestrials that occasionally earned derision from pundits. Well into her seventies, the actress continued to command attention in acclaimed projects, ranging from the biopic "Coco Chanel" (Lifetime, 2008) to the black comedy "Bernie" (2012). Not that the validation was necessary, but an AFI Life Achievement Award merely punctuated the fact that MacLaine remained among the most gifted of Hollywood and stage performers for over 40 years - a distinction that she continued to earn well into the new millennium.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
54% 58% Noelle Elf Polly (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver Mrs. Grindtooth (Character) - 2018
20% 24% The Little Mermaid Eloise (Character) - 2018
100% No Score Yet Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me Himself (Character) - 2017
40% 64% The Last Word Harriet (Character),
Executive Producer
$1.8M 2017
0% 36% Wild Oats Eva (Character) $21.6K 2016
No Score Yet 41% A Heavenly Christmas Pearl (Character) - 2016
32% 50% Elsa & Fred Elsa (Character) - 2014
51% 71% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Edna (Character) $58.2M 2013
88% 73% Bernie Marjorie Nugent (Character) $9.2M 2011
18% 47% Valentine's Day Estelle (Character) $110.5M 2010
No Score Yet 67% Coco Chanel Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 37% Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Amelia Thomas (Character) - 2008
32% 58% Closing the Ring Ethel Ann (Character) - 2007
19% 41% Rumor Has It ... Katharine Richelieu (Character) $43M 2005
75% 66% In Her Shoes Ella Hirsh (Character) $32.9M 2005
25% 28% Bewitched Iris Smythson/Endora (Character) $62.3M 2005
No Score Yet 57% Carolina Grandma Millicent Mirabeau (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 46% Salem Witch Trials Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 29% Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay Mary Kay (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 44% These Old Broads Kate Westbourne (Character) - 2001
20% 69% Bruno Helen (Character),
Director
- 2000
No Score Yet 50% Forever Hollywood Herself (Character) - 1999
71% 44% Get Bruce! Herself (Character) $43.2K 1999
10% 57% Joan of Arc Madame de Beaurevoir (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 88% Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu Unknown (Character) - 1998
6% 19% A Smile Like Yours Martha (Character) $3.3M 1997
22% 62% The Evening Star Aurora Greenway (Character) $12.7M 1996
10% 63% Mrs. Winterbourne Grace Winterbourne (Character) $8.8M 1996
No Score Yet 67% The West Side Waltz Margaret Mary Elderdice (Character) - 1995
57% 47% Guarding Tess Tess Carlisle (Character) $26.2M 1994
57% 69% Wrestling Ernest Hemingway Helen Cooney (Character) $62.6K 1993
44% 37% Used People Pearl Berman (Character) $17.1M 1992
97% 83% Defending Your Life Herself (Character) $16.2M 1991
84% 66% Postcards From the Edge Doris Mann (Character) $36.9M 1990
No Score Yet 91% Waiting for the Light Aunt Zena (Character) $334.7K 1990
68% 89% Steel Magnolias Ouiser Boudreaux (Character) $79.4M 1989
78% 65% Madame Sousatzka Madame Yuvline Sousatzka (Character) $2.9M 1988
No Score Yet 75% Out on a Limb Herself (Character),
Writer
- 1987
13% 46% Cannonball Run II Veronica (Character) - 1984
78% 83% Terms of Endearment Aurora Greenway (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 21% Loving Couples Dr. Evelyn Lucas Kirby (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 56% A Change of Seasons Karyn Evans (Character) - 1980
95% 92% Being There Eve Rand (Character) - 1979
65% 67% The Turning Point Deedee (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIFE Goes to the Movies Unknown (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 36% The Possession of Joel Delaney Norah Benson (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 40% Desperate Characters Sophie Bentwood (Character) - 1971
69% 73% Two Mules for Sister Sara Sara (Character) - 1970
83% 74% Sweet Charity Charity Hope Valentine (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 45% The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom Harriet Blossom (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 35% Woman Times Seven Paulette/Maria Teresa/Linda/Edith/Eve Minou/Marie/Jeanne (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 80% Gambit Nicole (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 18% John Goldfarb, Please Come Home Jenny Ericson (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Car That Became a Star Herself (Character) - 1964
22% 66% What a Way to Go! Louisa May Foster (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 59% The Yellow Rolls-Royce Mae Jenkins (Character) - 1964
76% 79% Irma La Douce Irma La Douce (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 63% My Geisha Lucy Dell/Yoko Mori (Character) - 1962
43% 57% Two for the Seesaw Gittel "Mosca" Moscawitz (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Loves Anna Vorontosov (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 45% All in a Night's Work Katie Robbins (Character) - 1961
78% 84% The Children's Hour Martha Dobie (Character) - 1961
93% 94% The Apartment Fran Kubelik (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 47% Can-Can Simone Pistache (Character) - 1960
48% 81% Ocean's Eleven Tipsy Girl (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 63% Ask Any Girl Meg Wheeler (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 62% Career Sharon Kensington (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Spell Virginia Duval (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 59% The Sheepman Dell Payton (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 59% The Matchmaker Irene Molloy (Character) - 1958
83% 76% Some Came Running Ginny Moorhead (Character) - 1958
69% 57% Around the World in 80 Days Princess Aouda (Character) - 1956
90% 73% The Trouble With Harry Jennifer Rogers (Character) - 1955
78% 76% Artists and Models Bessie Sparrowbrush (Character) - 1955

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jess Cagle Interview Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016-2017 2013 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2017
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
No Score Yet 38% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
86% 94% Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Martha Levinson (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2012-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014
70% 71% Glee June Dolloway (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gayle King Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joy Behar Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fox Legacy With Tom Rothman Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tribunal de Brujas Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Cavett Show Guest 1972

QUOTES FROM Shirley MacLaine CHARACTERS

Fran Kubelik says: I just have this talent for falling in love with the wrong guy in wrong place at the wrong time.

Emma says: How old were you when you started taking lessons?

Deedee says: Seven.

Emma says: I was eight. Our bodies always objected, didn't they? The thing is-- you didn't stick around long enough to find out they revolt.

Ouiser Boudreaux says: The only reason people are nice to me is because I have more money than God.

Ouiser Boudreaux says: I am just about at the end of my rope with you.

Drum Eatenton says: Well, then why don't you tie a noose and slip it 'round your head?

Ouiser Boudreaux says: What's the matter with you these days, M'Lynn? You got a reindeer up your butt?

Nicole Chang says: You're not even honest enough to be crook.

Ouiser Boudreaux says: This is it, I've found it, I'm in hell.

Ouiser Boudreaux says: He is a boil on the butt humanity!

Ouiser Boudreaux says: A dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Ouiser Boudreaux says: Drum, eat shit and die.

Ouiser Boudreaux says: You are a pig from hell.

Ouiser Boudreaux says: I'm not crazy, I've just been in a very bad mood for fourty years!

Ouiser Boudreaux says: I'm not as sweet as I used to be.

Eve Rand says: What do we know of the man? Absolutely nothing. We don't have an inkling of his past. That could be an asset. A man's past cripples him. His background turns into a swamp and invites scrutinity.

Fran Kubelik says: What's the matter?

C.C. Baxter says: Eh. The mirror.. it's broken.

C.C. Baxter says: Eh. The mirror. It's broken.

Fran Kubelik says: Yes, I know. I like it that way. Makes me look the way I feel.

Fran Kubelik says: [Regarding Mrs. Dreyfuss, Baxters neighbor] She doesn't seem to like you very much.

Fran Kubelik says: She doesn't seem to like you very much.

C.C. Baxter says: Oh, I don't mind. As a matter of fact I'm flattered. That anybody'd think a girl like you would do a thing like this over a guy like me.

Fran Kubelik says: Why can't I ever fall in love with somebody nice like you?

C.C. Baxter says: Yeah, well... That's the way it crumbles, cookiewise.

C.C. Baxter says: Yeah, well, that's the way it crumbles, cookiewise.

Hogan says: There's just one thing. [to sr. Sara]

Sister Sara says: What's that? [answers]

Hogan says: I shoulda never met ya.

Hogan says: I sure wish I met up with you before you took up with them vows.

Sister Sara says: You make good coffee.

Hogan says: [answers] A man's got to take care of himself.

Hogan says: Look, I told you not to brother me! (to Sister Sara)

Hogan says: Look, I told you not to brother me! [to Sister Sara]

Hogan says: Alright, its a small shrine, make it a small prayer. (Sr. Sara stopped to pray at a shrine)

Hogan says: Alright, its a small shrine, make it a small prayer. [Sr. Sara stopped to pray at a shrine]

Doris Mann says: It twirled up!

Suzanne Vale says: That's a comedy...rule?

Suzanne Vale says: That's a comedy... rule?

Fran Kubelik says: That's how it crumbles..you know, cookie wise!!

Fran Kubelik says: That's how it crumbles... you know, cookie wise!

C.C. Baxter says: "I love you Miss Kubelik... Did you hear what i said Miss Kubelik? I absolutely adore you"

C.C. Baxter says: [playing cards] I love you, Miss Kubelik. Did you hear what I said, Miss Kubelik? I absolutely adore you.

Fran Kubelik says: "Shut up and deal"

Fran Kubelik says: Shut up and deal.

Fran Kubelik says: Shut up and deal.

Aurora Greenaway says: Would you like to come in?

Garrett Breedlove says: I'd rather stick needles in my eyes.

C.C. Baxter says: I love you Miss Kubelik.

Fran Kubelik says: (Continues counting cards)

C.C. Baxter says: Did you hear what I said? I absolutely adore you.

Fran Kubelik says: Shut up and deal.