Dancer, actress, philosopher, author extraordinaire, that's Shirley MacClaine.
How many times have we fallen in love with the characters she's played -- suffered with her, prayed for her, laughed at her and with her?
She doesn't play the leading roles anymore. Age, time -- becoming over the hill happens to you and me and happens also to famous actresses. --Susan Sarandon, Jane Fonda, Sally Field, and most certainly iy happened to Katherine Hepburn,
And others -- Goldie Hawn, Melanie Griffith, Faye Dunaway -- hey, you can add to this list quite a few of your favorite female and male celebrities, because the latest, big-money-making films usually feature younger generation stars.
I can't help thinking about the remarkably talented Jane Fonda, who can handle so many different roles. Her highly publicized, recently face-lifted self, I think, gets in the way of our accepting what she's playing in current movies. (We're distracted, checking her out, thinking, gee, she looks great -- gee, she's a lot older than she looks.)
So now, rule-breaking Shirley M, age 79, has been joking about her age, and, not subtly, bragging a lot about how many men she's slept with -- and like Jane with her facelift, Shirley is
Dear Shirley MacLaine,