Shirley MacLaine is a notable figure that has a lot of plumes in her cap. She’s the only actress to be nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars twice, both times alongside her female co-star who was also up for an award. In addition to this, Shirley is close friends with Barbra Streisand and they were born on the same day.
Who Is Warren Beatty’s Sister, Shirley MacLaine?
Shirley MacLean Beaty was born on April 24, 1934, in Richmond, Virginia. Her father, Ira Owens Beaty, was a psychology professor who also worked as a public school superintendent and real estate agent. Kathlyn Corinne (Corin) Beaty was from Wolfville and originally taught drama. Shirley’s younger brother is actor, writer, and director Warren Beatty; he changed his name to avoid being typecast into the same character over time.
Ira Beaty, his wife Marjorie, and their children moved from Richmond to Norfolk in the mid-1940s. Then they relocated to Arlington and Waverly before returning to Arlington in 1949, where he worked as a teacher at Thomas Jefferson Junior High School. Shirley’s mother decided to enroll her in ballet class when she was three years old.
She was frequently cast as the males in classical romantic pieces like Romeo and Juliet and The Sleeping Beauty since she was the tallest in her class and because there were no boys in the group. She attended high school at Washington-Lee in Virginia, where she was on the cheerleading squad and acted in school theatrical productions.
Shirley MacLaine Career
She packed her bags and departed for New York the day after she graduated from Washington-Lee High School. The producer kept mispronouncing her name during Shirley MacLean Beaty’s audition for Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s Me and Juliet. She changed her name to Shirley MacLaine as a result of this incident. She had a part in The Pajama Game, playing a member of the chorus and understudy to Carol Haney.
Shirley MacLaine Net Worth
Shirley MacLaine made her feature film debut in The Trouble with Harry (1955) for producer Wallis, who had previously signed her to a five-year contract at Paramount Pictures. She was off to shoot The Trouble with Harry three months later (1955). Not long after, she starred in Around the World in 80 Days and Hot Spell (both 1958), before giving birth to her daughter, Sachi Parker (born Stephanie), in 1956.
She was previously nominated for her third Best Actress Oscar in 1970 for The Great Gatsby. She had a fourth nomination in 1977, for The Turning Point (1977). In 1979, she worked with Peter Sellers again in Being There (1979), just before his death. After 20 years of filmmaking, she finally won the Best Actress Oscar for Terms of Endearment (1983).
From 1980 until 1989, Shirley was a box-office darling in Japan. During this time, she also appeared as a guest on the wildly popular television program The Mysterious Mrs. Fujiyama. In 1990, she starred alongside Meryl Streep and Dolly Parton in Steel Magnolias (1989). She received rave reviews for her performance as Meryl Streep’s mother in Postcards from the Edge (1990) and for Guarding Tess (1994).
‘If My Friends Could See Me Now,’ her trademark song, is from the film Sweet Charity (1969). It’s usually the music she uses to make cameos on talk shows.
Her net worth is estimated to be $200k – $300k, as of 2022.
Does Shirley MacLaine Have a Daughter?
Yes, Shirley has a daughter named Sachi Parker. Sachi whose full name is Stephanie Sachiko Parker was born to Steve Parker and Shirley MacLaine on the 1st of September, 1956. Her parents separated after her birth and she moved to Japan at the age of two to live with her father and his partner/stepmother. Shirley remained in Los Angeles to make The Apartment with co-star Jack Lemmon. Shirley opined that her career came first as she explained to Barbara Walters in 1990.
She spent most of her life in Japan, where she claimed that her verbally abusive father nicknamed her “the idiot” and forbade her from reading. When Sachi’s father went on vacation, he left her alone frequently. He lead an extravagant lifestyle with a live-in mistress but didn’t appear to have any means of financial assistance. Sachi Parker studied at a boarding school in Europe when she was young. She was taken in by an elderly couple for two weeks this Christmas when her parents failed to appear at home. A classmate’s family recognized Sachi’s problem and whisked her away to Yugoslavia so she could attend the Christmas service with them. However, Sachi felt guilty about imposing and left because there was nowhere else to go. She was taken in by an old people during this winter season.
When her mother, Shirley MacLaine, became a best-selling author of New Age novels in which she discussed her belief in reincarnation and UFOs, Sachi Parker remembers that her mother told her that the man she had been living with was not her father but rather his clone. Her real father was “Paul,” who cost $60,000 per month to maintain in orbit.
Shirley MacLaine Children
Shirley MacLaine Children: She is a single mother of two: a 16-year-old son and a 14-year-old daughter.