BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 04: Shirley MacLaine speaks onstage at the 18th Annual AARP The Magazine's Movies For Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 04, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
TV - Movies
The Real Reason
Shirley MacLaine
Never Left
Show Business
Actress Shirley MacLaine has a career that has spanned several decades, including such films as "The Apartment," "Steel Magnolias," and her Academy-Award-winning performance in "Terms of Endearment." There's a secret to her success, and the real reason she's stayed in show business for so long concerns a matter close to her heart.
According to the actress, her love of traveling pushed her to continue working. "I've also stayed in the business and never thought about quitting because I wanted to pay for plane tickets to travel," MacLaine explained.
"I'd rather travel to a country I hadn't been to. So when I think about my life, I'm not sure I wouldn't put the travels a bit above show business," added MacLaine. Thankfully, MacLaine's adventurous spirit motivated her to keep her name in lights for almost 70 years.