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  • One of Hollywood's leading actresses, Shirley MacLaine, is a six-time Academy Award nominee. The older sister to Warren Beatty, MacLaine is one of the more quirky and fun-loving actress. </br></br>Actress Shirley MacLaine poses for a portrait to promote the film, "The Last Word," at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 23, 2017, in Park City, Utah.
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  • Shirley MacLaine (Beaty) in her 1951 junior class yearbook photo from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia.
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  • Shirley MacLaine relaxes on a lounge chair while reading a magazine.
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  • Shirley MacLaine performs on top of a piano on the set of "Shower of Stars” in 1956.
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  • Shirley MacLaine poses for a portrait next to a swimming pool, circa 1958. </br></br>Trained in classical ballet, MacLaine made the switch to acting after being told she was too tall for dance.
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  • Shirley MacLaine, Elizabeth Fraser and Dody Heath eat at a bar in a scene from the 1959 film "Ask Any Girl."
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  • Actress Shirley MacLaine and her daughter, Sachi Parker, make faces with strings of pearls on their heads during a portrait session circa 1959. </br></br>Sachi Parker wrote about her relationship with her mother in an unflattering 2013 memoir that MacLaine later called "virtually all fiction."
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  • Shirley MacLaine poses with her husband, producer Steve Parker, backstage at the 1964 Academy Awards in Santa Monica, California. MacLaine was nominated for Best Actress for her role in director Billy Wilder's film, "Irma la Douce." </br></br>Parker and MacLaine were married for 28 years and had one child together.
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  • Shirley MacLaine, dressed in a jeweled tiara, shoots a scene in "Woman Times Seven." </br></br>In the movie, MacLaine plays the main woman in seven different mini-stories about some form of adultery.
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  • Shirley MacLaine, as Shirley Logan, a globe-trotting magazine writer-photographer, and John Gregson, left, as Dennis Croft, her London-based editor in a scene from "To Dream the Improbable Dream," a 1971 episode of "Shirley's World.”
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  • Liza Minnelli and Shirley MacLaine hug backstage at the Palace Theater during the opening of MacLaine's one woman show, "Shirley MacLaine - Live at the Palace Theater," in 1976, in New York City.
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  • Shirley MacLaine listens to Fidel Castro speak at the Presidential Palace in Havana, Cuba circa 1978.
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  • Actresses Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger share a laugh, Nov. 1, 1983. </br></br>MacLaine was notorious for having feuds with her co-stars, including an infamous one with Winger on the set of "Terms of Endearment."
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  • Jack Nicholson, as Garrett Breedlove, and Shirley MacLaine, as Aurora Greenway, toast in a scene from "Terms of Endearment," based on the novel by Larry McMurtry, and directed by James L. Brooks. </br></br>Shirley MacLaine received her sixth Academy Award nomination and first win for her role in the film.
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  • Shirley MacLaine holds her Academy Award statuette for best actress for her role in "Terms of Endearment," April 9, 1984, in Los Angeles.
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  • Shirley MacLaine rides on the trunk of an elephant at her 50th birthday party, April 23, 1984.
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  • Shirley MacLaine, as Madame Yuvline Sousatzka, in a scene from the film "Madame Sousatzka." </br></br>In the film, MacLaine plays a Russian-American piano teacher who lives through one of her students while vying for attention. MacLaine tied for a Golden Globe win with Jodie Foster and Sigourney Weaver for her work.
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  • Meryl Streep, Suzanne Vale, and Shirley MacLaine, as Doris Mann, argue in a scene from "Postcards from the Edge."
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  • Joan Collins, left, as Addie Holden, and Shirley MacLaine, as Kate Westbourne in a scene from "These Old Broads," Oct. 4, 2000.
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  • New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, left, listens as actress Shirley MacLaine speaks to reporters during a press conference in the governor's office on Jan. 24, 2002. MacLaine was in Santa Fe to discuss legislation to attract film production to the state. </br></br>The actress, who maintains a residence in New Mexico, promised to encourage more production there.
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  • Shirley MacLaine signs copies of her new book "Sage-ing While Age-ing" at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center, July 22, 2008, in New York City. </br></br>MacLaine is known for her New Age spirituality having written several books on the topic.
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  • Shirley MacLaine, as Martha Levinson, in a scene from "Downton Abbey."
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  • Shirley MacLaine poses on the red carpet during the 36th Kennedy Center Honors gala at the Kennedy Center, Dec. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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  • Amanda Seyfried, left, as Anne, Shirley MacLaine, as Harriet, and Ann Jewel Lee Dixon, as Brenda, in a scene from "The Last Word," a film by Mark Pellington.
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  • Shirley MacLaine arrives on stage to present the Best Foreign Language Film award at the 89th Academy Awards, Feb. 26, 2017, in Hollywood, California.
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