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Shirley MacLaine: Kicking Up Her Heels (1996)

Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1934, Shirley MacLaine was the product of a strict middle-class background from which she and her brother, the future actor Warren Beatty, escaped into the ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Nicolas Cage ... Himself
John Forsythe ... Himself
Robert Harling ... Himself
Charlton Heston
Anthony Hopkins ... Himself
Alan Johnson ... Himself - Choreographer
Jack Lemmon ... Himself
A.C. Lyles ... Himself
Shirley MacLaine ... Herself
Herbert Ross ... Himself
George C. Scott
Robert Wise ... Himself
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Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1934, Shirley MacLaine was the product of a strict middle-class background from which she and her brother, the future actor Warren Beatty, escaped into the fantasy world of show-biz. Her ballet training and her long-legged pixie charm led to rapid success on Broadway in musical comedy. Inevitably, Hollywood called and by 1955 Shirley was cast in Hitchcock's The Trouble With Harry. It wasn't too long before the fine dramatic roles also came to her opposite the most popular leading men of the time, like Fred MacMurray, Jack Lemmon, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and Robert Mitchum. But Shirley was not only known for her capacity to play opposite major male stars, she also soon made it clear that women had equal importance for her, both as fellow players and as real life friends. These women included Audrey Hepburn, Julia Roberts, and former Congresswoman Bella Abzug. It was apparent that this once perky "gypsy" of Broadway would leave her mark as one of the... Written by Janson Media

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19 May 1996 (USA) See more »

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Shirley MacLaine - Az életöröm megtestesítõje See more »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Wombat Productions See more »
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Nice Look at MacLaine's Career
25 January 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Shirley MacLaine: Kicking Up Her Heels (1996)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Jack Lemmon, Anthony Hopkins, Nicolas Cage, John Forsythe, A.C. Lyles, Robert Wise and Herbert Ross are just a few of the people interviewed in this documentary that takes a look at the career of Shirley MacLaine. The documentary also features the actress herself who takes us on a tour of her early life growing up in a small city where she fell in love with the movies. She talks about how she got into acting and then discusses some of her biggest roles, which included working with Martin & Lewis as well as the Rat Pack.

If you're a fan of MacLaine then you'll certainly enjoy hearing her talk about her career and the various roles she has played over the year. The documentary does a very good job at showing the various ups and downs in her career and the added interviews with those who worked with her are just wonderful. This is especially true with Jack Lemmon discussing working on THE APARTMENT.


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