Shirley MacLaine's only daughter Sachi Parker has penned a new memoir named "Lucky Me: My Life With -- and Without -- My Mom, Shirley MacLaine" about her Oscar winning actress mother whom she said she rarely saw growing up and now suffers from "abandonment issues."
"I was very lonely — very lonely. Definitely. And I still struggle with abandonment issues and loneliness," Parker says in the book.
MacLaine's lookalike daughter said her mother chose her career over her. Parker recalled coming home from a European boarding school when nobody was at home and when she was with her mother she said MacLaine had a very short tolerance for her company which said lasted about four hours.
After seeing her mom play the wealthy Rhode Islander Martha Levinson in season three of Downton Abbey, a pushy mother-in-law from hell, Parker said in her memoir, "She was true to form, it certainly hit home."
In a few excerpts from People Magazine Parker said her mother was very old school about money and refused to pay for her college and that she had to work as a maid and waitress to cover the expenses. Parker also said her mother pressured her to have sex and lose her virginity after she graduated from high school with her boyfriend in the 1970's.
However MacLaine, 76, has blasted her daughter's book saying in a statement obtained by the Daily News that it is "virtually all fiction" and "opportunistic."
“I'm shocked and heartbroken that my daughter would make statements about me that are virtually all fiction," MacLaine said in a statement. "I've praised her lovingly and truthfully in my own autobiographies. I'm sorry to see such a dishonest, opportunistic effort from my daughter for whom I've only ever wanted the best."
MacLaine has pointed out in previous interviews that she had an open marriage with her former husband Steve Parker, a producer who she divorced, saying she only saw him maybe two or three times a year.
The "Terms of Endearment" actress also said how important her career has been for her. "I saw my mother suppress her own creativity," MacLaine said. "I wasn't going to let that happen to me. First of all, children pick up on that and they feel guilty about ... having been responsible for your not realizing your creativity, so that was not going to happen."
Parker said she was mostly raised by father and at the age of two she was sent to Japan to live with him and would visit her mother in the summers.
A single mother with two children now, Parker, 56, told People magazine now that she has become a mom to her two children, Frank Jr. 16 and Arin, 14, it has been good for her. "I overcompensated, but being a great mom is healing for me," Parker said.
Still looking for a happy Hollywood ending to their mother-daughter relationship, Parker said, "I find myself wanting to protect her so badly, because I so love her. ... And yet the pain is very deep. I would hope that she would own it and apologize. That would really, really be wonderful."
Parker said she sent her mother a copy of the book with a note saying, "I love you." She is hoping that her mother will "see the positive" in her book.
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