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Born: April 24, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1937:
Began taking ballet at age three
1938:
First public appearance as a dancer at age four
1946:
Professional dance debut at age 12 with National Symphony Orchestra
1950:
Appeared for a brief time in the NYC revival of "Oklahoma!"
1952:
Moved to New York; adopted professional name Shirley MacLaine; worked as model and appeared in commercials
1954:
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
1955:
Film acting debut in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Trouble with Harry"
1958:
Garnered first Academy Award nomination as Best Actress for "Some Came Running"
1960:
Earned second Academy Award nomination for "The Apartment," starring with Jack Lemmon and directed by Billy Wilder
1963:
Re-teamed with Wilder and Lemmon for "Irma la Douce," which earned her a third Academy Award nomination
1966:
Co-starred with Michael Caine as criminals in "Gambit"; earned a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination
1969:
Last musical feature, "Sweet Charity"; directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse and written by Neil Simon
1971:
Starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom "Shirley's World"
1974:
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
1976:
Returned to the stage in the one-woman show, "A Gypsy in My Soul"
1977:
Once again nominated for an Academy Award for "The Turning Point"
1983:
Received her first Academy Award starring opposite Debra Winger and Jack Nicholson in James L. Brooks' "Terms of Endearment"
1987:
Played herself in the autogiographical ABC miniseries, "Out on a Limb"
1988:
Earned critical acclaim for her role in "Madame Sousatzka"
1989:
Offered a memorable performace as Ouiser in the ensemble female drama "Steel Magnolias"
1990:
Cast as Meryl Streep's mother in "Postcards from the Edge," a semi-autobiographical novel written by Carrie Fisher and directed by Mike Nichols
1994:
Played a fictional former First Lady, opposite Nicolas Cage, in "Guarding Tess"
1996:
Reprised Academy Award-winning role of Aurora Greenway in "Evening Star"
2000:
Feature directorial debut, "Bruno" (aired on Starz!); also co-starred
2001:
Acted in the TV-movie "These Old Broads" (ABC)
2002:
Co-starred in the CBS TV-Movie "Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress
2005:
Co-starred with Michael Caine as Samantha's (Nicole Kidman) meddling parents in the big screen adaptation of "Bewitched"
2005:
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
2005:
Cast as the inspiration for the book and film "The Graduate" in the Rob Reiner comedy "Rumor Has It..."
2006:
Cast in "The Ant Bully," a computer-animated film directed by John Davis
2008:
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
2010:
Joined an ensemble cast for the Garry Marshall directed romantic comedy, "Valentine's Day"

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