Shirley MacLaine


Shirley MacLaine Quotes

  • ''The pickings are pretty slim when you have to play the part of a housewife who doesn't go out of her apartment because she's afraid she's going to get mugged, or a woman who turns into her brother, who is a murderer.''
    Shirley MacLaine (b. 1934), U.S. actor and social/political activist. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 55 (February 1975). MacLaine, a major U.S. movie actress, was referring to two of her recent roles: in Desperate Characters and The Possession of Joel Delaney. She was making the point that there were many more good roles available to actors than to actresses.
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