APRIL 24: Happy Birthday Shirley MacLaine!
Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Shirley MacLaine is 78 today.
As many superfans know already, Ms. MacLaine has joined the cast of Downton Abbey for Season 3. She’s playing a new character, Martha Levinson, the mother of Lady Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern).
“Shirley MacLaine is a great actress and she’s as American as the day is long,” says Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton. “I can’t wait to see her go toe-to-toe with Maggie Smith’s Lady Violet.”