The Multi-Dimensional Shirley MacLaine

Beyond the Limb

Shirley-MacLaine_OM-TimesShirley MacLaine’s illustrious career comprises more than 50 feature films highlighted by an Academy Award® win and six nominations, six Emmy® Awards nominations, seven Golden Globe® Awards – including the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award – and the title of international best-selling author.

Recently, MacLaine appeared in the ensemble film, VALENTINE’S DAY, and the Lifetime made-for-TV movie COCO CHANEL, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe® and SAG Award®.  She released her best-selling book “SAGE-ING WHILE AGE-ING” in 2008, followed by her latest New York Times best-seller, “I’M OVER ALL THAT – AND OTHER CONFESSIONS,” released on April 5th, 2011.

In the Fall of 2011, she received France’s most prestigious cultural award, the Legion of Honor, presented by France’s Minister of Culture and Communication, Frederic Mitterrand, at the French Cinematheque.

MacLaine made her professional debut dancing in a Broadway revival of OKLAHOMA! in the 1950s.  Her first film appearance was in Alfred Hitchcock’s THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY, earning her a Golden Globe Award for “New Star of the Year – Actress” in 1955.  At the same time, she starred in SOME COME RUNNING, which led to her first Academy Award® nomination and an additional Golden Globe® nomination.

She also starred alongside Audrey Hepburn in THE CHILDREN’S HOUR, based on a play by Lillian Hellman.  MacLaine received a second Oscar® nomination for her work in the award winning film, THE APARTMENT, co-starring Jack Lemmon and directed by Billy Wilder.  She reunited with Lemmon and Wilder for IRMA LA DOUCE in 1963, earning yet another Academy Award® nomination.

In 1975, MacLaine received her fourth Oscar® nomination, this time for best documentary as a producer and star of THE OTHER HALF OF THE SKY: A CHINA MEMOIR.  Two years later, she was once again nominated for her starring role in THE TURNING POINT.  In 1983, MacLaine finally won an Oscar for her work in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT. Later, she also received a Golden Globe® Award for her 1989 performance in MADAME SOUSATZKA.  MacLaine was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1998.

MacLaine’s additional credits include notable films such as STEEL MAGNOLIAS with Julia Roberts, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE with Meryl Streep, IN HER SHOES with Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette, and RUMOR HAS IT with Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Costner.

MacLaine’s television credits include the telefilms, “THESE OLD BROADS,” “CAROLINA” and “SALEM WITCH TRIALS.”  She also starred in the CBS miniseries, “HELL ON HEELS: THE BATTLE OF MARY KAY,” the life story of the cosmetics queen Mary Kay Ash.

A longtime outspoken advocate for civil rights and liberties, women’s rights, and spiritual understanding, MacLaine is known for her faith in reincarnation, angels, the power of crystals and other New Age beliefs.  She addresses these topics at length, as well as her Hollywood career, in her books, OUT ON A LIMB  and DANCING IN THE NIGHT.   MacLaine went on to author numerous other books including THE CAMINO and OUT ON A LEASH, all of which are international bestsellers.

MacLaine can be seen next in BERNIE, staring Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey.  She can also be seen on stage during her one-woman show tour as it hits cities across the globe, combining a montage of memorable film moments with private revelations about her extraordinary life, career, and spiritual journey.

Shirley MacLaine Interview with Shay Parker, Metaphysical Minds Radio

Click the link to listen:  Shirley MacLaine Interview – Metaphysical Minds



Bernie 2011
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning – 2010 – PBS
Valentine’s Day – 2010
Coco Chanel – Lifetime TV – 2008
Closing the Ring – 2007
Rumor Has It – 2005
Bewitched – 2005
In Her Shoes – 2004
Carolina – 2003
Salem Witch Trials – 2003
Shirley discusses her account of the filming of Salem Witch Trials for CBS
Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay – 2003
Bruno/The Dress Code – 2000
These Old Broads – 2000
Get Bruce – 1999
A Smile Like Yours – 1997
The Evening Star – 1996
Mrs. Winterbourne – 1996
The Celluloid Closet – 1996
Guarding Tess – 1994
A Century of Cinema – 1994
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway – 1993
Used People – 1992
Defending Your Life – 1991
Waiting for the Light – 1990
Postcards from the Edge – 1990
Steel Magnolias – 1989
Madame Sousatzka – 1988
Out On A Limb – 1987
Cannonball Run II – 1984
Terms of Endearment – 1983
Loving Couples – 1980
A Change of Seasons – 1980
Being There – 1979
The Turning Point – 1977
The Possession of Joel Delaney – 1972
Desparate Characters – 1971
Two Mules for Sister Sara – 1970
Sweet Charity – 1969
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom – 1968
Woman Times Seven – 1967
Gambit – 1966
The Yellow Rolls-Royce – 1965
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home – 1964
What a Way to Go! – 1964
Irma la Douce – 1963
Two for the Seesaw – 1962
My Geisha – 1962
The Children’s Hour/The Loudest Whisper – 1962
All in a Night’s Work – 1961
Two Loves – 1961
Can-Can – 1960
Ocean’s Eleven – 1960
The Apartment – 1960
Career – 1959
Ask Any Girl – 1959
Some Came Running – 1958
Hot Spell – 1958
The Matchmaker – 1958
The Sheepman – 1958
Around the World in 80 Days – 1956
Artists and Models – 1955
The Trouble With Harry – 1955



Bruno/The Dress Code – 2000

Producer, Screenwriter and Co-Director

The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir – 1975


Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning – 2008
Coco Chanel – 2008
Salem Witch Trials – 2003
Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay – 2003
The West Side Waltz – 1995 (Movie)
Out on a Limb – 1986 (Mini-Series; Performer, Director)
The Shirley MacLaine Show – 1985 (Special)
Shirley MacLaine: Illusions – 1982
Shirley MacLaine…Every Little Movement – 1980 (Performer, Producer)
Shirley MacLaine at the Lido – 1979 (Performer, Producer)
The Shirley MacLaine Special: Where Do We Go From Here? – 1977 (Special)
Gypsy in My Soul – 1976 (Performer, Producer)
The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir – 1975 (Documentary; Performer, Producer, Director)
Amelia – 1975 (Performer, Producer)
Shirley MacLaine: If They Could See Me Now – 1974 (Performer, Producer)
Shirley’s World – 1971 – 1972 (Series)


MacLaine, Shirley (1970). Don’t Fall Off the Mountain
MacLaine, Shirley (1972). McGovern: The Man and His Beliefs
MacLaine, Shirley (1975). You Can Get There from Here
MacLaine, Shirley (1983). Out on a Limb
MacLaine, Shirley (1986). Dancing in the Light
MacLaine, Shirley (1987). It’s All in the Playing
MacLaine, Shirley (1989). Going Within: A Guide to Inner Transformation
MacLaine, Shirley (1991). Dance While You Can
MacLaine, Shirley (1995). My Lucky Stars: A Hollywood Memoir
MacLaine, Shirley (2000). The Camino: A Journey of the Spirit. Published in Europe as The Camino: A Pilgrimage of Courage
MacLaine, Shirley (2003). Out on a Leash: Exploring the Nature of Reality and Love
MacLaine, Shirley (2007). Sage-ing While Age-ing
MacLaine, Shirley (2011). I’m Over All That: And Other Confessions

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