Born in 1934, Shirley MacLaines talents as a film and theater actress, dancer and singer, author and activist have produced an enormous body of work. She is well known for her beliefs in new ageism and reincarnation, and is the elder sister of Warren Beatty.
MacLaine was nominated several times for an Academy Award (Some Came Running, The Apartment, Irma la Douce, Turning Point). She received the Academy award for her role in "Terms of Endearment." MacLaine was nominated for Best Documentary Feature, "The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir." She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.