Shirley MacLaine

by follers on April 28, 2014

40th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Shirley MacLaine - Arrivals

Birth Name: Shirley MacLean Beaty

Place of Birth: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 24, 1934

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, more distant Irish, remote French and Danish

Shirely MacLaine is an American actress, singer, dancer, activist, and author. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Terms of Endearment (1983). She is the sister of actor Warren Beatty.

Her father was American, from Virginia, and her mother was Canadian, from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She has English and Scottish, more distant Irish, and remote French and Danish, ancestry. Her maternal uncle, by marriage, was Canadian politician A. A. MacLeod.

Shirley’s paternal grandfather was William Welton Beaty (the son of Henry Warren Beaty and Mary Lavinia/Lavina Pomeroy). Henry was the son of William A. Beaty and Elmira A. Edmonds. Mary Lavinia/Lavina was the daughter of William Montgomery Pomeroy and Lucinda Beaty.

Shirley’s paternal grandmother was Ada Virginia Partlow (the daughter of Zachariah Burrell Taylor Partlow and Ruth Valeria Updike). Zachariah was the son of William Dollins Partlow and Margaret Gore. Ruth was the daughter of Daniel Updike and Penelope Johnson.

Shirley’s maternal grandfather was Murdoch/Murdock Thomas MacLean (the son of Murdoch/Murdock D. McLean and Annie McLeod). Shirley’s great-grandfather Murdoch was the son of Scottish parents, Donald MacLean and Mary S. Symonds, who was from Banffshire. Annie was also the daughter of Scottish parents, John Donald McLeod, from Sutherlandshire, and Christina/Christine “Christy” Kennedy.

Shirley’s maternal grandmother was Blanche Henrietta Lehigh (the daughter of Franklin Metcalf/Metcalfe Lehigh and Frances/Fanny May Richards). Franklin was the son of Gideon Lehigh/Leahy and Clarrisa/Clarissa Elizabeth Kilbourn/Killborn. Frances was born in Ireland, to a Protestant family.

Sources: Genealogies of Shirely MacLaine –

Genealogy of Shirley MacLaine (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Shirley’s paternal grandmother, Ada Virginia (Partlow) Beaty (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Shirley MacLaine (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Marriage record of Shirley’s maternal grandparents, Murdoch Thomas MacLean and Blanche Henrietta Lehigh –

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