1934 - Born in Richmond, VA on the 24th of April.
1955 - Her first film was the Alfred Hitchcock film The Trouble with Harry.
1958 - Her film career is now in its sixth decade. MacLaine was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role five times.
1975 - She also received a nomination for Best Documentary Feature for her documentary The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir.
1982 - MacLaine was married to businessman Steve Parker.
1984 - Terms of Endearment.
1989 - Steel Magnolias.
1990 - Postcards from the Edge.
1993 - Used People.
2004 - She also has a close friendship with Ohio congressman, Dennis Kucinich, who was a candidate Democratic presidential primary.
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- "The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends."
- "The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused."