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Shirley Muldowney

Name at birth: Shirley RoqueIn 1965, Shirley Muldowney became the first woman to race dragsters with the National Hot Rod Association. She was known on the race circuit as Shirley "Cha-Cha" Muldowney,…

Shirley Chisholm

Name at birth: Shirley Anita St. HillShirley Chisholm was the first African-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress. She served seven terms as a representative from New York's 12th district,…

Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones was virtually unknown when Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein cast her as Laurie in the 1955 movie version of their hit stage musical Oklahoma! She later played the same role on Broa…

Shirley Temple

Child star Shirley Temple won a special Oscar in 1934, when she was just five years old, thanks to her amazing box office successes. A California native, Shirley Temple began acting in one-reel movies…

Shirley Sherrod

Shirley Sherrod was an employee with the United States Department of Agriculture who made headlines in July of 2010 as the center of a political dust-up created by opponents of President Barack Obama.…

Shirley Hemphill Biography

Shirley HemphillAge: 52 actress who played quick-witted waitress Shirley Wilson on the 1970s television show What's Happening. Died of natural causes.Died: Los Angeles, December 1999Joseph Hel…

Shirley MacLaine

Name at birth: Shirley MacLane BeatyShirley MacLaine won a best actress Oscar for playing quirky matriarch Aurora Greenway in the tearjerker Terms of Endearment (1983, with Deborah Winger and Jack Nic…

Shirley Clarke Biography

Shirley Clarke(Shirley Brimberg)filmmakerBorn: 10/2/1925Birthplace: New York City Originally a dancer and choreographer, she turned to making experimental short films and documentaries in the …

Shirley Mason

Name at birth: Shirley Ardell MasonShirley Mason's story was told in Sybil, a bestselling book of the 1970s that described a woman with 16 personalities -- what was then called Multiple Personality Di…

Shirley Clarke Biography

Shirley Clarkefilmmaker An independent filmmaker, Clarke compared her work to Off-Broadway productions, offering experimental works that challenged convention. Her film The Connection, a grit…