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365 Days of Oscar: Shirley MacLaine Wins — And She Deserved It!

The great Shirley MacLaine turns 90 today! After six nominations (including one in the documentary category), she won her lone Oscar for Best Actress forty years ago in the iconic Terms of Endearment. Upon winning, she said “I’ve been waiting for thirty years for this. Thank you for terminating the suspense!” She also said “i deserve this” upon winning.

This article is part of a special year-long series of anecdotes, reflections and thoughts about the Academy Awards.