Last musical feature, "Sweet Charity"; directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse and written by Neil Simon
Professional dance debut at age 12 with National Symphony Orchestra
Re-teamed with Wilder and Lemmon for "Irma la Douce," which earned her a third Academy Award nomination
Appeared for a brief time in the NYC revival of "Oklahoma!"
Cast as Meryl Streep's mother in "Postcards from the Edge," a semi-autobiographical novel written by Carrie Fisher and directed by Mike Nichols
Cast as the inspiration for the book and film "The Graduate" in the Rob Reiner comedy "Rumor Has It..."
Co-directed (Claudia Weill) the documentary feature about her travels through China called "The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir"; received an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature
Co-starred in the CBS TV-Movie "Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress
Co-starred with Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette, as their long-lost grandmother in Curtis Hanson's "In Her Shoes"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress
Co-starred with Michael Caine as criminals in "Gambit"; earned a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination
Co-starred with Michael Caine as Samantha's (Nicole Kidman) meddling parents in the big screen adaptation of "Bewitched"
Earned critical acclaim for her role in "Madame Sousatzka"
Film acting debut in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Trouble with Harry"
Played herself in the autogiographical ABC miniseries, "Out on a Limb"
Received big break when she became an understudy to actress Carol Haney in "The Pajama Game"; Haney suffered an ankle injury in the first week and MacLaine replaced her
Returned to the stage in the one-woman show, "A Gypsy in My Soul"
Began taking ballet at age three
First public appearance as a dancer at age four
Moved to New York; adopted professional name Shirley MacLaine; worked as model and appeared in commercials
Once again nominated for an Academy Award for "The Turning Point"
Played a fictional former First Lady, opposite Nicolas Cage, in "Guarding Tess"
Portrayed the title role of the French fashion designer in the Lifetime movie "Coco Chanel"; earned Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy nominations for Best Actress in a Television Movie
Acted in the TV-movie "These Old Broads" (ABC)
Cast in "The Ant Bully," a computer-animated film directed by John Davis
Earned second Academy Award nomination for "The Apartment," starring with Jack Lemmon and directed by Billy Wilder
Feature directorial debut, "Bruno" (aired on Starz!); also co-starred
Garnered first Academy Award nomination as Best Actress for "Some Came Running"
Joined an ensemble cast for the Garry Marshall directed romantic comedy, "Valentine's Day"
Offered a memorable performace as Ouiser in the ensemble female drama "Steel Magnolias"
Received her first Academy Award starring opposite Debra Winger and Jack Nicholson in James L. Brooks' "Terms of Endearment"
Reprised Academy Award-winning role of Aurora Greenway in "Evening Star"
Starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom "Shirley's World"
Co-starred in the comedy "Wild Oats."
Began appearing as grandmother Martha Levinson on "Downton Abbey."