This episode of Oprah Winfray Show it’s the 76-year-old legend Shirley MacLaine talking about her 60+ years in showbiz, her favorite leading men and her spirituality. She talks about her fascinating life, past lives, former loves, honest confessions and everything in between.
The Oscar-winning actress after starting off singing and dancing on Broadway, Shirley went on to a silverscreen career working with some of Hollywood’s greatest legends: Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jack Lemmon and Jack Nicholson, to name a few.
Shirley’s diverse acting career has spanned more than five decades and earned her a place among Tinsel town’s finest performers. She’s starred in 63 films, but it’s Shirley’s real life that may make the best screenplay.
She’s written 11 books selling more than 20 million copies, many of them detailing her outspoken beliefs about UFOs and reincarnation.
Now, at 76, Shirley has written her 12th book — I’m Over All That-a no-holdsbarred work filled with the issues that Shirley is “over” and how these things have played out in her life. “I think it’s one of your best ones,” Oprah says to Shirley.
In addition to hanging out with members of the infamous Rat Pack (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr), Shirley had also worked with some of Hollywood’s hottest leading men, including Jack Lemmon and Jack Nicholson.
In her book, Shirley confesses which of her co-stars and co-workers she was attracted to. “I was attracted to some of the directors too. And everyone knows that what happened on a set stays on a set. No one talked.”
As a firm believer in UFOs, Shirley says that she believes extraterrestrials are attracted to the many crystals around New Mexico.
“Crystals amplify the consciousness,” she says. “They’re attracted to that crystal amplification.”
What Shirley has learned throughout her life is to be you and surrender to what is. She says, “If you’re comfortable with yourself, which everyone can get to, to some extent, that’s when you start getting into who is your real self.”
Stay tuned to Oprah Winfrey Show at 9 pm on August 24 on BIG CBS LOVE to catch the legendary Shirley MacLaine talk about her fascinating life, past life, former lovers and reincarnation.