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Shirley MacLaine (Greg Gorman)

Shirley MacLaine

(Actress; born April 24, 1934, in Richmond, Virginia)"Some performers are absolutely indelible. We fall early and we fall hard for them and we follow them for the rest of their lives. That's our Shirl." That is one besotted fan's explanation for Shirley MacLaine's dazzling reign as one of cinema's most cherished stars. That particular fan just happens to be Meryl Streep, a 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree and MacLaine's Postcards from the Edge co-star, but millions of moviegoers around the world undoubtedly voice equally enthusiastic terms of endearment whenever they think about Shirley MacLaine.

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Kennedy Center Honors Highlights 2013

The 36th annual celebration of the arts honors opera singer Martina Arroyo; pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer Herbie Hancock; pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel; actress Shirley MacLaine; and musician and songwriter Carlos Santana.

Chita Rivera in "Sweet Charity"

D.C. born Chita Rivera teams up with Shirley Maclaine featuring choreography by Bob Fosse