The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friend
born April 24, 1934, Richmond, Virginia
Shirley MacLean Beatty is an American film and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author.
She worked as a dancer on Broadway. After replacing the injured star in The Pajama Game (1954), she was discovered by a film producer and made her movie debut in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Trouble with Harry (1955). Known for her deft portrayal of charmingly eccentric characters, she went on to play comic and dramatic roles in Some Came Running (1959), The Apartment (1960), Irma La Douce (1963), Sweet Charity (1969), The Turning Point (1977), Terms of Endearment (1983), Madame Sousatzka (1988), and Mrs. Winterbourne (1996).
She has won four Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for her roles in The Apartment, Irma la Douce, Terms of Endearment and Madame Sousatzka. She was honored with the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1998. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1983 for her role as Aurora Greenway in Terms of Endearment. She won the 1976 Emmy Award for Outstanding Special – Comedy-Variety or Music for Gypsy in My Soul.
In 2012 she was honored with the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film, by the American Film Institute.
She wrote several best-selling books, often about her mystical experiences, including Out on a Limb (1983) and Going Within (1989).
Out on a Limb Part 1
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