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Shirley MacLaine’s Secret to Her Longevity: ‘I’m Not a Diva’


https://variety.com/2020/film/news/shirley-maclaine-alfred-hitchcock-billy-wilder-1234819427/

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Hmm.. A while back I heard that on her movie sets the extras were instructed not to look at her. Apparently it became a thing at Central Casting where all of the extras would tell each other to stare at her on set because of this. Lol

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i think that was faye dunaway

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It was Shirley MacLaine.

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An insecure person wanting to maneuver a movie set and trying to maintain the veracity of the character doesn't scream DIVA to me. Shir Mac wasn't a very glamorous woman at her time. Who wants people staring at you while you are trying to work? She wasn't Elizabeth Taylor, for gosh sakes.

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Lena Horne was a Diva and she lived a very long time.

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