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Lunch Break Video: Let’s enjoy some classic screen moments of AFI honoree Shirley MacLaine, I wrote with much excitement about Shirley MacLaine being chosen to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute (AFI).

So today, it seemed like a good time to post some of Miss MacLaine’s movie moments from a film career that began in the late 1950s and continues today.

There is some Postcards from the Edge and Steel Magnolias here but I couldn’t find the terrific “Give my daughter the shot!” scene from Terms of Endearment or the terrific rooftop fight between Shirley and Anne Bancroft in The Turning Point.

If I locate them, I’ll do a whole other post down the road.

Enjoy these!


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3 Remarks

  1. The photo of her in her youth makes me want to see “The Trouble With Harry” again.

  2. I, too, am a huge fan of Shirley’s, but I just have to clarify one tiny detail in your article – the “fight” scene in 1977′s “The Turning Point” between MacLaine and Bancroft did not occur on a rooftop, it was in between the twin office towers on ground level in Century City, CA. I know that I’m splitting hairs because it’s the scene and not the location that matters, it’s just that I’m so damned detail-oriented. I hope you don’t mind the correction. BTW – “It Twirled Up” is one of MacLaine’s finest and funniest moments onscreen opposite the great Meryl Streep. That one never, ever, ever gets old.

    Keep up the great work. I love reading your articles. Thanks!

  3. Also, for those who haven’t seen MacLaine do slapstick with a heart of gold, check out 1964′s “What A Way To Go!” co-starring Hollywood’s finest leading men, including Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Gene Kelly, Dick Van Dyke, Bob Cummings and Dean Martin. It’s one of Shirley’s most under appreciated performances.

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