Nominate Shirley for Kennedy Center Honors
Their official website is now taking nominations!!! Click on the Link, scroll down a little and the form is on the right side of the page. You will also receive an email conformation of your submission.
It takes less than 5 minutes....do this ASAP because they make their selections before Labor Day and announce the beginning of September!!!!! Let the Kennedy Center know how you/we feel!!! :D
Thank you, Shelley!
I listed, for the question, "Why did you suggest this person?":
Ms. MacLaine is a true revolutionary who has communicated a deeply humanistic sense of truth about our destiny as human beings through her work in film, television, the stage, and memoir.
On a side note - Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire
I missed this when I was living in Germany (November 2007) and wanted to post this to help inspire people to follow Shelley's advice and nominate Shirley for the Kennedy Center Honors.
At 21, Shirley MacLaine possessed enough poise and moxie to land a starring role in Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry. The Oscar winner has worked with Billy Wilder, shared the screen with Jack Nicholson, and found a second calling as an author. With the publication of Sage-ing While Age-ing, the actress and writer reflects on enlightenment, her dog, and New Mexico.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Searching for it.
What is your greatest fear?
The violence of enlightenment.
Which living person do you most admire?
The people who work with and for me.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
My impatience, which can cause me to be really caustic and rude.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Same. We detest in others what we detest in ourselves.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
On what occasion do you lie?
When I eat sugar and say it doesn't matter.
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My bloated stomach after eating sugar.
What is your greatest regret?
Not spending more time with my daughter when I was working.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My dog Terry. All of nature.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Being patient with people who have no work ethic. Maybe they have something to teach me.
What is your current state of mind?
Content, but discontent with the leadership worldwide.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Being able to do nothing.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
The way I think.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
A zillionaire who gives away all his money. Yes, I would like to come back as a rich man who would live without corruption, respect nature, women, and small, insignificant things.
What is your most treasured possession?
Two necklaces from my Santiago de Compostela Camino. All of my animals.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Where would you like to live?
Wherever I am with Terry, but not in a confined space. New Mexico is fine for me.
What is your most marked characteristic?
My humorous cynicism.
Who are your favorite writers?
Those who tell the truth about themselves.
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
I don't read fiction. My life is fiction.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Those who are optimistic through pain. I am a physical pussy unless I'm dancing or working out.
What is it that you most dislike?
People who don't care about themselves.
What is your motto?
"I am part of God in Light."
Nominated Shirley MacLaine
That was very simple to do yesterday. When it asked why on the nomination did you choose this person.
I listed just a few of Shirley's accomplishments and then added all the things she's done for people around the world. That AFI awarded Shirley for her hard work and dedication and that Kennedy Center Honors needs to honor her this year.....
I ended with. Why wouldn't we nominate and honor Shirley MacLaine. It's Long overdue.
You are welcome Rob! I actually thought of you specifically when I posted this because I don't believe you have Facebook. I posted it everywhere on Facebook.
Such a great questionnaire you posted as well. Shirley never ceases to impress me.
Good Robin! I wrote something similar and mentioned the AFI last year as well.
For Rob K
Thank you for posting the article with Shirley's interview responses.
Just wish I had read it prior to nominating her for this honor. Hope my response did her justice! She really does deserve this one.
Not sure if this has arrived or not, but if not:
Go Shirley! :)
Actually, I'll say:
Go Shirley! :)
anyway. This is a great little corner of the internet. ;)
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the selection of the five individuals who will receive the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors. Recipients to be honored at the 36th annual national celebration of the arts are: opera singer Martina Arroyo; pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer Herbie Hancock; pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel; actress Shirley MacLaine; and musician and songwriter Carlos Santana.
“The Kennedy Center celebrates five extraordinary individuals who have spent their lives elevating the cultural vibrancy of our nation and the world,” said Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein. “Martina Arroyo has dazzled the world with her glorious soprano voice and continues to share her artistry with a new generation of opera singers; Herbie Hancock has established himself as one of the most innovative musicians in the world, constantly breaking musical barriers and redefining the art of jazz; Billy Joel’s melodies have provided the soundtrack of our lives for over four decades making him one pop music’s most prolific and memorable singers and songwriters; the remarkable breadth and range of Shirley MacLaine’s acting has left an indelible impression over a nearly 60-year career on stage and screen; from his legendary performance at Woodstock to his sweep at the 2000 Grammys and beyond, Carlos Santana’s artistry transcends genres while entertaining millions.”
The annual Honors Gala has become the highlight of the Washington cultural year, and its broadcast on CBS is a high point of the television season. On Sunday, December 8, in a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, produced by George Stevens, Jr. and Michael Stevens, the 2013 Honorees will be saluted by great performers from New York, Hollywood, and the arts capitals of the world. Seated with the President of the United States and Mrs. Obama, the Honorees will accept the thanks of their peers through performances and tributes.
The President and Mrs. Obama will receive the Honorees and members of the Artists Committee who nominate them, along with the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees at the White House prior to the gala performance. The 2013 Kennedy Center Honors Gala concludes with a supper dance in the Grand Foyer.
The Kennedy Center Honors medallions will be presented on Saturday, December 7, the night before the gala, at a State Department dinner hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry.
The Honors Gala will be recorded for broadcast on the CBS Network for the 36th consecutive year as a two-hour primetime special on Sunday, December 29 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
Yes about time
So happy for Shirley. I know all of us worked hard sending letters and phone calls to nominate Shirley. How amazing and how remarkable this must be for Shirley and for all of her friends and fans. An honor that she truly deserves. Congratulations Shirley. 🎉🎊❤
YES!! We did it!! Congratulations, Shirley. It's well deserved!!
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