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Shirley MacLaine: Career in pictures

Lifetime achievement
With a career that spans over five decades, Shirley MacLaine’s accolades and films are far too numerous to list. She has seemingly done it all, and this is a small taste of her career. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
‘Some Came Running’
Frank Sinatra and Shirley MacLaine in “Some Came Running.” The 1958 film earned MacLaine her first Academy Award nomination.  (UCLA Film & Television Archive)
‘The Apartment’

Jack Kruschen, Shirley Maclaine and Jack Lemmon in a scene from the 1960 movie “The Apartment.”

Half of the rat pack
In “Some Came Running,” MacLaine starred with Frank Sinatra. The film, co-starring Dean Martin, helped boost MacLaine into Sinatra’s famous Rat Pack. Though never “official,” MacLaine also appeared in a cameo as a drunken woman in “Ocean’s Eleven,” which to some, legitimized her membership.  (Courtesy of Atlovise Gore Davis)
Warren Beatty

Shirley MacLaine embraces her brother, Warren Beatty, at the 1966 Oscars ceremony. 

 (Los Angeles Times)
Begum Aga Khan

The Begum Aga Khan, left, with Shirley MacLaine at Villa Yakimour in Cannes, France, on May 12, 1967. 

 (Wherle / Associated Press)
Maurice Chevalier

Shirley MacLaine feeds cake to her “Can-Can” costar Maurice Chevalier. 

 (Los Angeles Times)
‘Sweet Charity’
The multiple Tony award-winning Broadway musical was adapted into a 1969 film that starred Shirley MacLaine, center, along with Chita Rivera, left, and Paula Kelly. The film was directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. (TCM)
‘Two Mules for Sister Sara’
Shirley MacLaine co-starred with Clint Eastwood in 1970’s “Two Mules for Sister Sara.” (File Photo / Universal Pictures)
‘The Turning Point’

Shirley MacLaine and Anne Bancroft in the 1977 film "The Turning Point.”

 (Los Angeles Times)
‘Terms of Endearment’
MacLaine finally got over the Oscar hump in 1983 when she won lead actress for “Terms of Endearment” playing Aurora Greenway, a mother who despite feuding with her terminally ill daughter Emma (Debra Winger), takes care of her.  (Handout / Los Angeles Times)
Academy Award
Shirley MacLaine, with her lead actress Academy Award for “Terms of Endearment” in 1984. Celebrating with her is Robert Duvall, who won for his performance in “Tender Mercies.”  (Con Keyes / Los Angeles Times)
‘Steel Magnolias’
In 1989, MacLaine appeared alongside Julia Roberts in “Steel Magnolias.” The film, set in Louisiana, illustrated the bond between women in a small town and also starred Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field and Daryl Hannah.  (TV Times)
‘Guarding Tess’
Long before MacLaine portrayed a fictional former first lady in 1994’s “Guarding Tess,” she made an impact on the Hollywood political landscape. In 1970, MacLaine sued 20th Century-Fox for payment on a cancelled film, resulting in studios changing the way they dealt contractually with actors. (Kerry Hayes / TriStar Pictures)
Cecil B. DeMille Award

Shirley MacLaine wins the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Jan. 18, 1998. 

 (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)
‘These Old Broads’

Debbie Reynolds, front row from left, Joan Collins and Shirley MacLaine star in the 2001 TV movie “These Old Broads,” which also featured Elizabeth Taylor.

 (Ron Tom / ABC)

Nicole Kidman, left, and Shirley MacLaine star in the 2005 romantic comedy movie “Bewitched." 

 (John Bramley / Columbia Pictures)
‘Coco Chanel’
Shirley MacLaine took on the role of French fashion designer Coco Chanel in a 2008 Lifetime movie called, fittingly, “Coco Chanel.” Her portrayal of the cold couture maven earned her Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy nominations.  (Lifetime Television)
‘Valentine’s Day’
Shirley MacLaine and Hector Elizondo were one of the many couples in 2010’s star-studded “Valentine’s Day.”  (Warner Bros.)

Shirley MacLaine as Marjorie Nugent and Jack Black as Bernie Tiede in the 2011 movie “Bernie.”

 (Deana Newcomb / Millennium Entertainment)
Another page-turner
MacLaine’s stage and screen accomplishments are many, and just as well-known are her autobiographical, self-help and spirituality publications. She’s written or co-written more than 10 books covering many personal and spiritual journeys. “I’m Over All That” was released in 2011.  (Simon & Schuster)
Runs in the family
In 2012, Shirley MacLaine was awarded the American Film Institute’s highest honor: the 40th Life Achievement Award. MacLaine’s younger brother, Warren Beatty, received the AFI honor in 2008. At left is Beatty’s wife, actress Annette Bening. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Kennedy Center Honors

Kennedy Center honoree Shirley MacLaine, left, applauds during the ceremony in Washington, D.C., in 2013. With her are fellow honoree Carlos Santana, First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama.

 (Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images)
Shirley MacLaine guest starred as June Dolloway on the TV series “Glee” in 2014. Here, she is pictured with Darren Criss who plays Blaine.  (Tyler Golden / Fox)
‘The Last Word’

From left, Amanda Seyfried as Anne Sherman, Shirley MacLaine as Harriet Lauler and Ann’Jewel Lee as Brenda in the 2017 film “The Last Word." 

 (Beth Dubber / Bleecker Street)