Dance While You Can

Dance While You Can

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In a candid memoir, the Academy Award-winning actress reminisces about her forty years in Hollywood, her acting craft, her recovery from personal and professional crises, and her feelings about herself

Blackwell North Amer
At the age of fifty-seven, after nearly four decades in Hollywood, Academy-Award-winning actress and entertainer Shirley MacLaine is still moving us to laughter and tears in major film roles, still high-kicking on stage in live performances - and still searching for the truth within herself. In this, her most intimate memoir yet, she examines with courage and candor her feelings about aging, relationships, work, her parents, her daughter, and her own future as an artist and as a woman.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [1991]
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9780553076073
Branch Call Number: 791.4302 MacLA
Characteristics: 303 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Mar 17, 2018

Shirley MacLaine, excellent biography! The blue card, cracks me up, peeing in the cup at the clinic, so funny! Great doctor to help her out through all that mess and blood work. I go through the same all the time at the health clinics, it's a mess sometimes.

The beginning of the book, the first day, the throwing up, and becoming acclaimed in the industry is a pivot perspective well drawn together, factual, and the opportunity to dance and sing on the stage, holding the mike and dancing, and then attaching it to your body. What draws us and what God unfolds in our lives, it's beautiful, reverence, indeed.

What really caught me is the character Aurora, it was the first movie I had remembered seeing, with Shirley MacLaine. I was 16 years old at the time. I saw it again many year later, then Evening Star. These are some of my favorite movies! I was blessed to discover that Shirley relates well to the character she played to her true self.

I was relating to a family death, so the movie helped to draw some good points, strength and why it is important to respect the memory of others.

Relating and unfolding the truth, the purpose, and life of meaning. It is precious!

Thank you Miss Shirley.

Indeed, our time is worthy.



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