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Shirley MacLaine

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Shirley MacLaine.

Shirley Maclaine began her career as a singer and dancer in the chorus of a Broadway musical. Success came quickly when, as an understudy, she had to take over a leading role in The Pajama Game, and she went on to make many successful films including The Apartment, Sweet Charity and The Turning Point. She regularly tours the world with her own song and dance show. In conversation with Roy Plomley, she talks about her life and chooses eight records she would take to the mythical island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: If My Friends Could See Me Now by Shirley MacLaine
Book: Dictionary and Hexalingual thesaurus
Luxury: Blank paper

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Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Shirley MacLaine


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