An Academy Award-winning actress and the the world over bestselling writer of Out on a Limb supplies her touching, hot, and headline-making memoir. In My fortunate Stars Shirley MacLaine talks candidly and for my part approximately her 4 a long time in Hollywood, specially concerning the males and women--her "lucky stars"--who touched and challenged her existence.
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