Actress | Soundtrack | Writer
As of 2014, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: the winners Around the World in 80 Days (1956), The Apartment (1960), Terms of Endearment (1983) and the nominated The Turning Point (1977).
I do miss the stage. There's nothing like it, nothing. When I did my one-woman show and played the Palace and played the Gershwin and all that, I did - what? - eight shows or maybe more a week. Of course you can't do anything else, and you can't run...
Her trademark theme song, taken from the movie, Sweet Charity (1969), is "If My Friends Could See Me Now". It is usually the music that accompanies her when she makes entrances on talk shows.
Shirley MacLean Beaty
Richmond, Virginia, USA
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