Birthday: 4/24/1934, the
Age: 81 year
Birth Place: Arlington, Virginia, United States
Height: 170 cm
Hollywood media have always had relationships Shirley MacLaine with her brother Warren Beatty, a relationship resembling enemies than close relatives. “I see life in black and white and my brother respects mediocrity” – once said the actress.
McLean, Shirley (McLaine, Shirley). Full name: Shirley MacLaine Beatty. Born 24/04/1934 in Arlington (Va.). Sister of actor Warren Beatty. At the age of three, she was admitted to the Washington Ballet School. “When her legs were too long,” she said, by her own admission, was forced to forget about classical ballet. It was a trauma for life, as over the years the actress tells the mouth of her character in the movie “The Turning Point” (1977). However, musical theater gladly accepted a talented dancer, and early 50s, she was cast in the musical “Oklahoma.” The general public learned the name McClane in 1954. Broadway premiere of the musical “games in their pajamas,” and three days later starred Carol Haney broke her ankle. Then it all happened like in a Hollywood movie. Saving the show, the producers turned to the girl from the chorus. That night the party had learned and successfully replaced the star. A month later, the play went on Hollywood producer Hal Wallis and offered MacLaine in the film A. Hitchcock’s “The Trouble With Harry” (1954). Since that time, the fate of Shirley MacLaine will be closely linked with the cinema. The very appearance of the actress – big blue eyes, upturned nose, wide charming smile, short hair – making it an ideal performer of the roles of good, simple girl with an open mind. Congenital artistry and intuition allowed her to quickly get on the set. Not a day studying acting, Shirley MacLaine from the very first steps in film showed that it is able to play the most difficult dramatic
roles (“The Children’s Hour,” 1962; “Two for the Seesaw,” 1962). Especially big success fell to its share in the film B. Wilder’s “Apartment” (1960), in which she acted with Jack Lemmon (21 prize at the Venice IFF). Acting in movies, MacLaine has used every opportunity to realize their musical talent (“Can-Can”, 1960; “My Geisha,” 1961; “Irma la Douce”, 1963). This caused a furor kinomyuzikl “Sweet Charity” (1968). Delivered by the director and choreographer Bob Fosse based on the movie by Fellini, “Nights of Cabiria” ‘, he revealed the full measure of their harmony in a unique talent MacLaine – a dramatic actress, singer and dancer.
Particularly challenging for the actress was the second half of the 70s. She knew she had to change their roles, that roles in romantic films will accrue to younger actresses. The problem of age, the revaluation of life values ??are at the heart of paintings “The Turning Point” (1977), “Lovers” (1980), “The Seasons” (1980). However, the heroine MacLaine does not lose heart and make their husbands realize their appeal, although a number full of young seductive woman.
Shirley MacLaine has done with the natural difficulties of the profession. The actress was 50 years old when in her hands for the first time got the statuette “Oscar”, the dream of all American artists. This award was awarded her role in the movie “In the language of tenderness’ (1983), where she played an aging widow of Houston, whose life was marked by the fall not only a love story with a neighbor, an astronaut (John. Nicholson), but also the death of his beloved daughter. Motives of sarcasm and black humor were greatly enriched the creative palette actress and helped to avoid overtly melodramatic intonation. Many deserve praise and the work of the actress in the film “Madame Suzatska” (1988), an award winning 45 International Film Festival in Venice. Her character – living in London music teacher of Russian origin. As clearly evidenced by the surrounding things – ancient icons, Therefore rtrety photos. Madame Suzatska no family, because all the mental strength she sends to his students, often displaying despotism and jealousy. And the disciples go. Without sentimentality program reveals the actress drama mentoring, almost inevitably, when the student surpasses the teacher and no longer needs his care. Always so light and elegant, this film Shirley MacLaine seems unusually burdened, and stout walking her character gives a person who has lived a hard life. Two years have passed and the film “Postcards from the Edge” (1990) showed that the actress is in great shape, still sings and dances, and her feet had not lost its former harmony. She created a magnificent portrait of an aging actress with her cynicism, egocentrism and the reluctance to grow old, making a wonderful duet with the star of a new generation of Meryl Streep.
Rarely anyone of the actors manage to overcome such virtuosity reefs acting business and in adulthood to be as popular as in his younger years. And it seems, lies in the fact that Shirley MacLaine was never concentrate on their profession. She has written several books, all of which have become bestsellers. At its participation a documentary film “The other half of the sky: Chinese Memories” (1975). She is an active advocacy of the theory out of body experiences and reincarnation.
More than thirty years MacLaine was married to Steve Parker, that did not stop her many love stories start, as the actress told austere in his memoirs, “do not fall from the mountain” (1970), “It did not get there” (1975), ” On the edge “(1983),” Dance into the light “(1985). MacLaine’s daughter – Sasha Parker – also an actress. Hollywood media have always had relationships Shirley MacLaine with her brother RBM-Wren Beatty, a relationship resembling enemies than close relatives. “I see life in black and white and my brother respects mediocrity” – once said the actress.
Filmography: “Artists and Artist’s Model”, 1955; “Around the World in 80 Days,” 1956; “Pastoralists”, 1956; “As the flow”, 1958; “Career”, 1959; “Hot season”, 1959; “Matchmaker”, 1959; “Some rushed ran,” 1959; “Ask any girl,” 1959; “Ocean Eleven”, 1960; “The whole work for one night”, 1961; “Two of Love”, 1961; “Well, things!”, 1964; “The Yellow Rolls-Royce”, 1965; “Gambit”, 1966; “Seven times a woman,” 1967; “Mrs. Bliss Bloosom”, 1968; “Two Mules for Sister Sara”, 1970; “Desperate”, 1971; “Mania Joel Delaney,” 1972; “Being there”, 1979; “Lovers”, 1980; “The change of the seasons,” 1980; “Race” Cannonball II », 1984; “Steel Magnolias,” 1989; “Used People”, 1991; “Terms of Endearment II», 1993. She played herself in the television adaptation of his book “On The Edge” (1987).
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