Academy Award–winning actress (and six-time nominee) Shirley MacLaine received an honorary doctorate from Acadia University. MacLaine’s mother, Kathlyn Corinne (née MacLean) was a drama teacher who had been born in Wolfville and educated at Acadia (1928). Her grandmother was also a former dean of women at Acadia. MacLaine grew up in Wolfville till the age of twelve when she moved with her family to the United States. Sister to well-known actor Warren Beatty. (Photo: Former Wolfville resident and Academy Award–winning actress Shirley MacLaine, c. 1987. Wikipedia Creative Commons).