Shirley MacLaine is an American actress, author, singer and dancer who has been active since 1955. She is an award-winning actress well known for her roles in “The Apartment”, “Terms of Endearment”, “Being There” and “Bernie”. She is the receiver of the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.
Shirley MacLaine Biography
Shirley MacLaine was born on April 24, 1934, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Her father is Ira Owens Beatty. He was a professor of Psychology and a real estate agent. Her mother, Kathlyn Corinne, is a drama teacher. Her brother is actor Warren Beatty. She was raised as a Baptist. Shirley received her Junior high school education at the Thomas Jefferson Junior High School in Arlington.
She was enrolled in Washington Ballet School. She developed her interest in performing from that time. She attended Washington- Lee High School, she acted in productions in school.
Shirley MacLaine got married to businessman Steve Parker in 1958. They got divorced in 1982. They had a daughter called Sachi.
Shirley was the understudy of actress Carol Haney. She later replaced Carol in the film “The Pajama Game”. she debuted as an actress in the film “The Trouble With Harry” in the year 1955. This movie earned her the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress. This was followed by “Artists and Models” also in 1955. She starred in “Around the World in 80 Days” a year after.
Her next projects were “Hot Spell” and “Some Came Running”. She starred in other notable movies including “The Children’s Hour”, “Irma La Douce”, “Two Mules for Sister Sara”, “What a Way to Go”, “The Turning Point”, “The Match Maker”, “Career”, “Ask Any Girl”, “Two for the Seesaw”, “Two Loves”, “All in a Night’s Work”, “Woman Times Seven”, “Sweet Charity”, “The Possession of Joel Delaney” and “Being There”.
She won an Oscar for her performance in “Terms of Endearment”, and the Golden Globe for Best Actress (Drama) for “Madame Sousatzka”. She continued to appear in movies such as “A Change of Seasons”, “Steel Magnolias”, “Bruno”, “Used People”, “In Her Shoes”, “Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning”, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, and “Closing the Ring”. Her most recent work is titled “Little Mermaid”.
She has written several books including “Don’t Fall off the Mountain”, “You Can Get There from Here”, “Out on a Limb”, “Dance While You Can”, “Out on a Leash: Exploring the Nature of Reality and Love”, and “Above the Line: My Wild Oats Adventure”.
How much is Shirley MacLaine Net Worth in 2017
Shirley’s net worth is an estimated $55 million US dollars as of 2017. Her salary for some of her projects were: “Around the World in 80 Days”, $6,000; “Some Came Running”, $37,500; “The Apartment”, $175,000; “Irma La Douce”, $350,000 and 7.5% of the total profits; “Sweet Charity” and, $800,000 and a percentage of the total profits; and “Two Mules for Sister Sara, $800,000 and a percentage of the profits.
Shirley MacLaine has led much of her life in the public’s eye. She once revealed that she had an open relationship with her husband. At a point, she was adjudged the highest paid actress. Her love for arts is evident in her work and she has made a fortune from her career.