Showbiz icon receives special award during PBS program
Shirley MacLaine appreciates that she and the AARP became known around the same time.
That’s a big reason the entertainment legend is pleased to receive a Career Achievement honor at the organization’s 18th annual Movies for Grownups Awards, which PBS televises as a ”Great Performances” offering Friday, Feb. 15 (check local listings). With Martin Short as host, the ceremony – taped earlier in the month in Beverly Hills, Calif. – fetes what AARP The Magazine, which technically stages the event, cites as films that reflect a “grownup state of mind.” Entries with multiple nominations include “A Star Is Born,” “Green Book” and “Roma.”
Having made marks in movies (with an Oscar win for “Terms of Endearment”), television, stage and books, the friendly MacLaine spoke for this article about her multifaceted show-business history.