Why Famous: American film, television and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author. Nominated for an Academy Award five times before winning the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1983 for her role as Aurora Greenway in "Terms of Endearment".
- 1954-09-17 Film and theater actress Shirley MacLaine (20) weds Steve Parker in New York City
- 1960-06-15 "The Apartment" directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1961)
- 1983-11-20 "Terms of Endearment" from the book by Larry McMurtry, directed by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger premieres in New York (Best Picture 1984)
- 1984-01-28 41st Golden Globes: Terms of Endearment, Tom Courtenay, Robert Duvall, & Shirley MacLaine win
- 1984-04-09 56th Academy Awards: "Terms of Endearment", Robert Duvall & Shirley Maclaine win