What can you say about someone who is as gifted and talented as Shirley MacLaine
? Actress, Author and a Believer? If you don’t open your eyes
and dig deep, you will miss the multiple layers of Shirley MacLaine and will allow her inner thoughts and inner strengths to completely pass you by.
Shirley MacLaine has graciously accepted the invitation of the AboveTopSecret.Com family and will do a one on one interview with me, which will be
recorded on Tuesday November 27, 2007
and will be ATS MIX Show 42
, which will be published through our worldwide feeds on Friday
November 30, 2007
Go to Shirley’s website, Google Shirley, do your Home Work, THEN come back here and POST YOUR QUESTIONS
to Shirley. Shirley and her
will be coming here through Monday, November 26th, 2007
and will select some of the AboveTopSecret.Com’s member questions. Your
ATS Name and Question will be aired and answered by Shirley. You don’t have much time. The absolute cut-off for your questions is Midnight
November 26th, 2007
Shirley MacLaine’s Home Page – EXPLORE NOW!
About Shirley MacLaine – In Her Own Words
I think we all choose the paths of our lives. I knew I wanted to be a "communicator" from the very beginning. So I communicated through fifty films,
many TV and stage shows and ten books. For me the search for Truth is paramount... The truth of a character I'm playing, the truth of the subject
matter I write about or the truth of why we are alive and how it relates to our destiny.
I see life as a creation each of us paints for ourselves. We do create our own reality in order to be aligned with our destiny
The search then becomes a search for self. It is the most important journey we will ever take. I hope my website will aid in your search.
I'm a Taurus, born April 24, 1934, in Richmond, Virginia, to Kathlyn MacLean Beaty and Ira O. Beaty. Mother, a drama teacher, set aside her dreams of
being an actress to raise her family. Daddy was also an educator and expanded my horizons with his knowledge of psychology and philosophy. They
instilled in me a strong work ethic, a standard I still try my best to achieve in all I do.
"My parents made me an investigator, a revolutionary."
As a toddler I had weak ankles so Mother enrolled me in ballet class to strengthen my muscles. Ballet class really helped and about a year later I
experienced my first live audience during a recital. I had on a little green costume, tripped on the curtain and fell down. That's when I got my
first laugh and I liked it! From then on I wanted to perform. I was always an extrovert even though I suffered from stage fright. But then that work
ethic would kick in and I knew the show had to go on.
I learned something else from them, too. They tried their best to provide fences of security and safety and place protective boundaries around my
life. I couldn't stand the constraints so I learned, through their efforts, how to stretch those boundaries. My parents made me an investigator, a
revolutionary, a person who wants to change because they made me jump that fence of safety.
On some level they knew I couldn't be harnessed. Mother was never a "stage mother". She never egged me on or slowed me down. I was strictly on my
own. Daddy had more reservations. He wanted to protect me from the possible pain of not succeeding in my dream. He could see that I would never stop
daring. And he seemed to understand that ironically he, in effect, was teaching me to dare because I saw that he was such a spectacular disappointment
to himself for having never tried it.
After my junior year in high school, I went to New York to study. Auditions were being held for the revival of Oscar and Hammerstein's musical
Oklahoma. I auditioned and got a part in the chorus. I knew immediately that I would be happier here than in a ballet company. I was certain I wanted
musical comedy. I knew I would be good. I also knew that at 5'7" (over 6 foot on point) the only thing that I could partner with was a tree!
At the end of that summer I was offered a chance to tour with the show in Germany. Mother and Dad left the decision to me. I must have realized that I
would have plenty more chances to be in show business, but only one crack at getting my high school diploma. I returned to Virginia to finish high
school and continue on with my ballet training, but the lights of Broadway were in my eyes and I knew I would return.
[edit on 12/12/2007 by Dave Rabbit]