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Shirley Jones

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Actress and vocalist whose state to popularity was the tambourine-playing mom, Shirley Partridge, within the Partridge Family members, where she starred with her stepson David Cassidy. Shirley Mae Jones was created in Pa; Paul and Marjorie Jones called their only kid after the precious and popular Shirley Temple. Jones started her singing profession at age six within the Methodist Chapel Choir and got tone of voice lessons from Ralph Lewando. She went to the Pittsburgh Playhouse in 1952 and continued to NY in 1953. It had been right here that she got her 1st musical part on Broadway like a nurse in South Pacific. Following that she visited Hollywood, where her performing/acting profession flourished. In 1952, after graduating from South Huntingdon SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, Shirley Jones earned the Miss Pittsburgh Pageant and was the 1st runner up in the Miss Pa Pageant, including a two-year theatre scholarship towards the Pittsburgh Playhouse. Rather than maintaining her original university plans, Jones made a decision to move to NY and pursue a profession within the Broadway stage. In the summertime of 1953, Jones visited an open-call audition for the Rodgers and Hammerstein creation of Oklahoma. She was ensemble for the function of Laurey Williams. After carrying out Oklahoma and Carousel, Jones started acting in movies, frequently acquiring the sugary, wholesome character assignments; however, it had been her role being a prostitute in Elmer Gantry that gained her an Academy Prize in 1961. She continued to try out in such movies because the Happy Stopping and THE TRICK of My Achievement. Through the ’70s, Shirley Jones produced her tv debut within the Partridge Family members, whose real-life strikes included “Cherish,” “I BELIEVE I REALLY LIKE You” and “SERIOUSLY, Obtain Happy.” FOLLOWING THE Partridge Family finished in 1974, she continuing her television profession. Her credits consist of roles in the tv screen film The Lives of Jenny Dolan as well as the humor display Shirley Miller, which shown for only per year in 1979. Since that time, Shirley Jones provides produced cameo appearances in several popular tv shows, including Murder She Wrote, Burke’s Laws and Something Therefore Right.

Quick Facts


Full Name Shirley Jones
Height 1.66 m
Profession Actor, Singer, Comedian
Education Pittsburgh Playhouse
Nationality American
Spouse Marty Ingels, Jack Cassidy
Children Shaun Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy, Ryan Cassidy
Parents Paul Jones, Marjorie Williams
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Music Songs Till There Was You, If I Loved You, Oklahoma: People Will Say We're in Love, Goodnight My Someone, Many a New Day, Oklahoma, Being in Love, Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little, Out of My Dreams, I'll See You Again, Piano Lesson / If You Don't Mind My Saying So, My Time to Shine, Because You Love Me, Pepe, Whatever It Takes, The Song Is You, Lida Rose / Will I Ever Tell You?, Girl Land, You Are Love, Give Me A Gentle Girl, Clover in the Meadow, Will You Remember, Almost Like Being in Love, Seventy Six Trombones - Finale, Piano Lesson & If You Don't Mind Me Saying So, Wanting You, Ain't Love Easy, Vienna, My City of Dreams, Kiss Me Again, 'Till There Was You / Goodnight My Someone, You'll Never Walk Alone, Goodnight My Someone / Seventy Six Trombones
Albums A Touch of Christmas, Then & Now, With Love From Hollywood, Silent Strength, A Tribute to Richard Rodgers, A Partridge Family Christmas Card, The Partridge Family Album, Sound Magazine, Oklahoma - Film Soundtrack, Feels Like Heaven, My Time to Shine, Pat Boone Collection, Vol. 4, April Love, Oklahoma! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Mono Version), Christmas in Oklahoma: Music from the Film "I Can't Say No", Carousel ( 1956 Film Score), Pepe (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Mono Version), 40 Timeless Songs, April Love (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1957), Speaking of Love & With Love from Hollywood, The Crazy 50s Vol. 27, Hit The Road To Dreamland, Best of Country Music Vol. 49, Wanting You, Songs of Love, April Love (Mono Version), The Crazy 50s Vol. 23, Being in Love, Best of Country Music Vol. 46, Cinema
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, TV Land Quintessential Non-Traditional Family Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host, People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series, NME Award for Favourite US Female Singer, Golden Laurel for Top Female Musical Performance
Movies The Music Man, Elmer Gantry, Oklahoma!, Carousel, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, Grandma's Boy, The Cheyenne Social Club, Two Rode Together, April Love, Hidden Places, The Happy Ending, Family Weekend, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, Bedtime Story, Pepe, Silent Night, Lonely Night, The Girls of Huntington House, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth, A Ticklish Affair, The Lives of Jenny Dolan, Dark Purpose, Manna from Heaven, The Children of an Lac, Bobbikins, Evening in Byzantium, Zombie Night, Christmas Is Here Again, A Strange Brand of Happy, Dog's Best Friend, A Last Cry for Help, Raising Genius, The Secret of My Success, Tank, The Adventures of Cinderella's Daughter, Waiting in the Wings: The Musical, On the Wing, Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History, Fluffy, Gideon, The Irresistible Blueberry Farm, Carnal Innocence, Ping!, Black Devil Doll From Hell, Never Steal Anything Small, The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park, But I Don't Want to Get Married!, Generic Thriller, Family Dinner, Yesterday's Child, There Were Times, Dear, El golfo
TV Shows The Partridge Family, Monarch Cove, Shirley, Gruen Playhouse, Dark of Night


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1 All though Oklahoma was her very first film, Shirley still regards legendary Austrian filmmaker Fred Zinnemann as the greatest director she ever had worked with.
2 Married Jack Cassidy at the Protestant Church of New Jerusalem in Cambridge, MA, at 2:00 pm on August 6, 1956. Four hours later they performed the evening show of John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera" at the Sanders Theatre on the Harvard campus.
3 Became pregnant by her husband Jack Cassidy soon after they married, but her agent persuaded her to have an abortion as her career had just taken off. Jones calls the termination the "biggest regret of my life".
4 Was just four years older than Susan Luckey, who played her daughter in Carousel (1956).
5 Knew David Cassidy when he was only 6.
6 When her The Partridge Family (1970) and Florence Henderson's The Brady Bunch (1969) were ruling the prime time airwaves, the tabloids were hungry for any hint of a feud between the two stars. Howerver, since the two had been good friends since 1954, there was never any "feud" to be reported about.
7 Her second husband, Marty Ingels, died on October 21, 2015. He lived to be 79.
8 She was so heartbroken when she lost Suzanne Crough, on April 27, 2015. On- and off-camera, Jones had a very good relationship with her, while working on The Partridge Family (1970).
9 Had screen-tested for the role of Kathy Selden in Singin' in the Rain (1952), but lost to Debbie Reynolds.
10 For her role on The Partridge Family (1970) she had to drive the family "bus", which had a standard ("stick")-shift transmission with the gearshift on the floor; she only knew how to drive a car with an automatic transmission, so she had to learn how to drive a stick-shift, which she never really got the hang of. That made for a nerve-wracking experience for cast members who had to be in the bus when she was driving.
11 Despite not being a lead vocalist, Jones was involved in every song of The Partridge Family (1970).
12 She recorded two or three shows at once, in a session, usually about 6 songs, every weekend and/or evenings for The Partridge Family (1970).
13 Had admitted that she had a crush on Gordon MacRae and was starstruck when she worked opposite him on Oklahoma! (1955). She said that she was the one who convinced him to take the part of Billy Bigelow in Carousel (1956). Frank Sinatra, who had originally been cast, suddenly dropped out during the first days of filming because each scene had to be shot twice, once in CinemaScope 55 (a wider-than-usual, 55mm, six-track stereo system) and once in 35mm CinemaScope. Sinatra felt that he should have been paid twice because technically he was shooting two films. Three weeks after he left, the producers found a way to film the scene once on 55mm, then transfer it onto 35mm.
14 The song, "I Think I Love You," reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 music chart, making her the second person, after Frank Sinatra, and the first woman, to win an acting Oscar and also have a #1 hit on that chart.
15 Member of the Alzheimer's Foundation.
16 Friends with: Angela Lansbury, Bea Arthur, Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Doris Roberts, Della Reese, Marla Gibbs, Charlotte Rae, Florence Henderson, Marty Ingels, Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Harry Morgan, Alan Alda, Barbara Bel Geddes, Dick Van Dyke, Larry Hagman, Wink Martindale, Dick Van Patten, Mary Tyler Moore, James Garner, Bill Bixby, Ernest Borgnine, Andy Griffith, Rance Howard, Danny Thomas, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Robert Conrad, Larry Manetti, Karl Malden, Pat Boone, Betsy Palmer, Abby Dalton, Ruta Lee, Julie Adams, Piper Laurie, Anne Jeffreys, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan, Shelley Morrison, Elizabeth Montgomery, Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Eddie Albert, Robert Wagner, Tony Randall, Peter Marshall, Dave Madden, Angie Dickinson, Michele Lee, James Stewart, Paul Junger Witt, Bob Claver, Drew Carey, Gordon Jump, Joanne Woodward, Jean Simmons, Shirley Knight, Mickey Rooney, Beverly Garland, Doris Day, Patti Page and Gordon MacRae.
17 Alongside Norman Lloyd, William Daniels, Dick Van Dyke, Ernest Borgnine, Mickey Rooney, Christopher Lee, Betty White, Angela Lansbury, Edward Asner, Marla Gibbs, Adam West, William Shatner, Larry Hagman, Florence Henderson and Alan Alda, Jones is one of the few actors in Hollywood who lived into their 80s and/or 90s without ever either retiring from acting or having stopped getting work.
18 From 1961-2000 she resided in a mansion in Beverly Hills, CA.
19 As of 2001 she was residing in Encino, CA.
20 While filming Fluffy (1965) she developed a special relationship with Hollywood's famous animal trainer Ralph Helfer's legendary African Lion Zamba.
21 Was engaged to Lou Malone, who was a West Point cadet.
22 Her favorite city is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
23 Beat out Piper Laurie for the co-starring role in Elmer Gantry (1960).
24 An only child.
25 Her birthplace, Charleroi, Pennsylvania, is 30 miles, south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
26 Her hobbies are singing, dancing, politics, philanthropy, spending time with her family, swimming and traveling.
27 A movie buff.
28 Other than herself, her former The Partridge Family (1970) co-star, David Cassidy, is the other singer of the band.
29 She traveled every summer to Pittsburgh where she took summer courses in college.
30 An animal lover.
31 Every summer her parents would take her to New York for her summer vacation.
32 Was going to attend Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ, to become a veterinarian.
33 Met Bernard Slade on a cruise, before she did The Partridge Family (1970).
34 Met Ken Welch at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, who asked her to do the musicals, at every audition.
35 On The Partridge Family (1970), her co-stars played musical instruments, as did her own family in real life.
36 When she was in school, the only subject she hated was math.
37 Before becoming a professional actress, she had been "Queen of the Children's Theater"' at the Pittsburgh Playhouse in Pittsburgh, PA.
38 Had a dog named Shane, which was a Shetland sheep dog.
39 Her grandparents owned and operated a hotel in Smithton, PA.
40 In 1946 she attended a summer camp in Lake Erie (NY) for girls.
41 A member of the National Honor Society.
42 Her favorite TV movie to date was Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969).
43 Former mother-in-law of Ann Pennington and Janice Pennington.
44 Originally, her character on The Partridge Family (1970) was going to be named Connie, but the producers eventually changed it to "Shirley".
45 Originally, on The Partridge Family (1970), the only cast member who was supposed to sing was her. However, after the producers heard David Cassidy's demos of the songs, they decided to let him sing as well.
46 Shirley and her sons are descendants of John of Gaunt and Katherine De Roet Swynford.
47 Is a supporter of PETA.
48 Of Welsh descent by her paternal grandfather.
49 Her ex-The Partridge Family (1970) co-star Dave Madden said in his memoirs that he did not get along with Jones' second husband Marty Ingels, and therefore had a limited relationship with her.
50 Met Eddie Albert on the set of Oklahoma! (1955), which was also her first movie. Their friendship would last for 50 years, until Albert's death on May 26, 2005.
51 Played a grandmother in two movies: Grandma's Boy (2006) and Family Weekend (2013).
52 Worked with Ron Howard twice: The Music Man (1962) and The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963).
53 Her first husband Jack Cassidy suffered from bipolar disorder.
54 Her mentor was Richard Brooks.
55 Met Florence Henderson when she and Jones were both in Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein II's "Oklahoma"' in 1954.
56 The reason she turned down the lead role in The Brady Bunch (1969) is she didn't want to be seen as the mother at home, taking the roast out of the oven.
57 Her favorite television series to date was The Partridge Family (1970). She once said she liked that show, a lot, because it had music in it and Jones felt it had a chance to succeed because it was different.
58 The reason she took on the starring role on The Partridge Family (1970) was so she could play the first working mother ever to be portrayed on television.
59 Her favorite The Partridge Family (1970) episodes were the one with the skunk, and the show with Richard Pryor and Louis Gossett Jr..
60 She is most widely known to be a very private lady.
61 She was born in Charleroi, PA, but her family moved to Smithton, PA, in 1937, when Shirley was three.
62 Was the 52nd actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Elmer Gantry (1960) at The 33rd Annual Academy Awards (1961) on April 17, 1961.
63 According to her autobiography, "Shirley Jones: A Memoir", she lost her virginity at age 21 to her future husband Jack Cassidy during the Italian leg of their "Oklahoma!" tour in July 1955.
64 Gave birth to her second child at age 27, son Patrick Cassidy on January 4, 1962.
65 Gave birth to her first child at age 24, son Shaun Cassidy, on September 27, 1958.
66 Gave birth to her third child at age 31, son Ryan Cassidy, on February 23, 1966.
67 Was named after Shirley Temple.
68 Acting ran in her family.
69 Besides being the only The Partridge Family (1970) members who sang for themselves, she and David Cassidy were the only ones who did not lend their voices to Hanna-Barbera's animated version of the series.
70 When she was 6, she began singing with the church choir.
71 Was a spokesperson for the popular California-based Ralphs Supermarkets in the 1980s.
72 Acting mentor and friend of ex-stepson David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce and Ron Howard.
73 Was the producers' first and only choice for the lead role of The Partridge Family (1970).
74 Met David Cassidy's father, Jack Cassidy, during the stage production of "Oklahoma!" while in Paris, France. before she eventually married him. At that time David was only six years old. When he was 20 he auditioned and won the co-starring role in the popular comedy The Partridge Family (1970), opposite Jones as her eldest son.
75 Before she was a successful television actress, she worked with Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II on stage.
76 Had said in an interview that she wanted Jack Cassidy back, when it was too late, because of his death.
77 Had starred in a pilot with Jack Cassidy, before The Partridge Family (1970) aired a year later.
78 After she had refused an offer of reconciliation from Jack Cassidy, she received word that her ex-husband's penthouse apartment was on fire. Apparently, the fire started from his lit cigarette when he fell asleep on the couch; the following morning, firefighters found her ex-husband's body inside the gutted apartment. [12 December 1976].
79 Was invited by Michael Landon to an art exhibit, where she met her second husband Marty Ingels.
80 Replaced Jane Wyman in the role of Aunt Polly in The Adventures of Pollyanna (1982), despite being under contract starring in Falcon Crest (1981).
81 Has nine grandchildren: Caitlin Cassidy (b. 1981), John Cassidy (b. 1985), Juliet (b. 1998), Caleb (b. 2005), Roan (b. 2006), Lila (b. 2008) and Mairin (2011) via her son Shaun Cassidy, and Cole (b. 1995) and Jack (b. 1998) via her son Patrick Cassidy.
82 Turned down the role of Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch (1969). Jones wasn't ready to do a television series, hence, the role was given to her best friend Florence Henderson.
83 Remained good friends with David Cassidy before, during and after The Partridge Family (1970).
84 Was very disappointed that her show The Partridge Family (1970), was canceled after the fourth season. Her stepson and series co-star, David Cassidy, was growing tired of playing the same role, plus, the show had sunk in the ratings.
85 Is a vegetarian.
86 Her ex-The Partridge Family (1970), co-star and real-life stepson, David Cassidy, once admitted that he had a crush on her.
87 Best known by the public for her starring role as Shirley Partridge on The Partridge Family (1970).
88 She and Elizabeth Taylor are the only actresses to win Oscars for playing prostitutes in the same year: Jones for Elmer Gantry (1960) (Best Supporting Actress) and Taylor for BUtterfield 8 (1960) (Best Actress).
89 Played by Dey Young in The David Cassidy Story (2000) and Eve Gordon in Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story (1999).
90 When asked which of her musicals was her favorite, she has said it was The Music Man (1962). While she says she has special memories of Oklahoma! (1955) because it was her first movie, Carousel (1956) is her favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein score.
91 Strongly considered for Roberta Hertzel in About Schmidt (2002), but lost to Kathy Bates. Shirley was very disappointed by the decision.
92 Although in many ways she's like her wholesome public image, she does have another side to her personality, which shows in her liking books on true crime.
93 Had wanted to become a veterinarian.
94 On March 1, 2002, she filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court from Marty Ingels, but later withdrew the petition. Conflict between Ingels and Jones' sons (his version) and his outrageous behavior (her version) had caused them to separate several times in recent years, the longest being for 10 months in 2000.
95 All three of her sons were delivered via Cesarean section.
96 In December 2001 she and husband Marty Ingels spent more than $100,000 to outbid two developers for a half-acre commercial lot in downtown Fawnskin, CA. They plan to turn it into a public park.
97 Began her career on Broadway at 18 in the original production of "South Pacific" in 1952.
98 Born at 5:30 AM EST.
99 Son Shaun Cassidy--standing in for her deceased father--gave her away at her wedding to Marty Ingels.
100 Filed a libel suit in 1985 against the National Enquirer after it wrote that she was "drinking vodka like it was water"; won a retraction and a settlement.
101 Received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Valentine's Day, 1986.
102 Featured performer at the 1988 Republican National Convention.
103 Only child of Marjorie Williams, a strict strong-minded homemaker, and Paul Jones, owners of the Jones Brewing Company.
104 Received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Point Park College (Pittsburgh, PA)
105 Won the 1952 Miss Pittsburgh contest (the prize was $500 and a scholarship to drama school) and was first-runner-up in the Miss Pennsylvania pageant.
106 She, along with Marty Ingels, attended the "Hollywood Collectors Show", at Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn, in North Hollywood, California.
107 She was pregnant with son, Patrick Cassidy, during the filming of The Music Man (1962) in 1961. Special outfits were used to cover her showing stomach on the set.
108 Graduated from South Huntingdon High School in Ruffs Dale, Pennsylvania, in 1952.
109 Step-mother of actor David Cassidy


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beyond Legend Johnny Kakota 2018 announced Ms.Collins
Together 2017 pre-production
The Middle Ages 2015 TV Series post-production Gerty (segment "Willy & Gertie")
Snow Falls pre-production Effie DeCarlo
Bruce the Challenge 2017 Grandma Lulu Baines
Forgiven This Gun4hire 2017 Hotel Owner
The Irresistible Blueberry Farm 2016 TV Movie Ruth
Childrens Hospital 2016 TV Series Grandma Shirley
On the Wing 2015 Mrs. Ryburn
Over the Garden Wall 2014 TV Mini-Series Beatrice's Mother / Additional Voices
Waiting in the Wings: The Musical 2014 Broadway Diva
Miracle at Gate 213 2013 TV Movie Rita Goodrich
Zombie Night 2013 TV Movie Nana
A Strange Brand of Happy 2013 Mildred
Hot in Cleveland 2013 TV Series Sophie
Cougar Town 2013 TV Series Anne
Family Weekend 2013 GG
Good Luck Charlie 2012 TV Series Grandma Linda Duncan
Laid Off 2012 TV Series Nana
Victorious 2012 TV Series Mona Patterson
Carnal Innocence 2011 TV Movie Della Duncan
Venice Heat 2011 TV Movie Mrs. Bagwell
Ruby & the Rockits 2009 TV Series Shirley Gallagher
The Cleaner 2009 TV Series Lola Zellman
Family Dinner 2009 Video short Dr. Jones
Generic Thriller 2009 Thalia
Days of Our Lives 2008 TV Series Colleen Brady
Christmas Is Here Again 2007 Video Victoria Claus (voice)
Monarch Cove 2006 TV Series Grace Foster
Sesame Street 2006 TV Series Mother Goose
The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park 2006 Charlotte
Hidden Places 2006 TV Movie Aunt Batty
Grandma's Boy 2006 Grace
Raising Genius 2004 Aunt Sis
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 TV Series Felicity Bradshaw
Manna from Heaven 2002 Bunny
Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family 2001 TV Series Mary Colomby
The Adventures of Cinderella's Daughter 2000 Fairy Godmother
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth 2000 Video Nurse Kervorkian
Ping! 2000 Ethel Jeffries
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1999 TV Series Lydia
The Drew Carey Show 1998-1999 TV Series Celia
Gideon 1998 Elly Morton
Melrose Place 1998 TV Series Teresa Lewis
Something So Right 1996-1997 TV Series Kate
Dog's Best Friend 1997 TV Movie Ethel
Deadly Games 1995 TV Series Shirley / Evil Shirley
Women of the House 1995 TV Series Shirley Jones
Burke's Law 1994-1995 TV Series Barbara Mansfield / Barbara Manchester
Heaven Help Us 1994 TV Series Mrs. Kitteridge
Empty Nest 1991 TV Series Jean McDowell
Murder, She Wrote 1988-1990 TV Series Ann Owens Arden / Kathleen Lane
Charlie 1989 TV Movie Charlie Hannon
The Slap Maxwell Story 1988 TV Series Kitty
Hotel 1983-1987 TV Series Joan Gilbert / Claire Langley
There Were Times, Dear 1985 TV Movie Susanne Millard
Tank 1984 LaDonna
Betsy 1984 Short
The Love Boat 1983 TV Series Priscilla Moore / Priscilla
The Adventures of Pollyanna 1982 TV Movie Aunt Polly
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1982 TV Series Aunt Polly Harrington
Inmates: A Love Story 1981 TV Movie E.F. Crown
The Children of An Lac 1980 TV Movie Betty Tisdale
Shirley 1979-1980 TV Series Shirley Miller
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure 1979 Nurse Gina Rowe
A Last Cry for Help 1979 TV Movie Joan Muir
Who'll Save Our Children? 1978 TV Movie Sarah Laver
Evening in Byzantium 1978 TV Movie Constance Dobson
Yesterday's Child 1977 TV Movie Laura Talbot
McMillan & Wife 1977 TV Series Ellyn Mandrake
The Lives of Jenny Dolan 1975 TV Movie Jenny Dolan
Winner Take All 1975 TV Movie Eleanor Anderson
The Family Nobody Wanted 1975 TV Movie Helen Doss
The Partridge Family 1970-1974 TV Series Shirley Renfrew Partridge
The Girls of Huntington House 1973 TV Movie Anne Baldwin
The Bob Hope Show 1971-1972 TV Series Shirley Jones
But I Don't Want to Get Married! 1970 TV Movie Evelyn Harris
The Cheyenne Social Club 1970 Jenny
The Happy Ending 1969 Flo Harrigan
Silent Night, Lonely Night 1969 TV Movie Katherine Johnson
El golfo 1969 María O'Hara
The Name of the Game 1969 TV Series Jackie Harding
Premiere 1968 TV Series Dr. Aphrodite
The Danny Thomas Hour 1967 TV Series Peggy Ruby
The Secret of My Success 1965 Marigold Marado
Fluffy 1965 Janice Claridge
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1964 TV Series Helen
Bedtime Story 1964 Janet Walker
Dark Purpose 1964 Karen Williams
A Ticklish Affair 1963 Amy Martin
The Courtship of Eddie's Father 1963 Elizabeth Marten
The Comedy Spot 1962 TV Series Betty Stevens
The Music Man 1962 Marian Paroo
Two Rode Together 1961 Marty Purcell
Pepe 1960 Suzie Murphy
The United States Steel Hour 1957-1960 TV Series
Elmer Gantry 1960 Lulu Bains
Bobbikins 1959 Betty Barnaby
Make Room for Daddy 1959 TV Series Shirley Nielsen
Never Steal Anything Small 1959 Linda Cabot
The DuPont Show of the Month 1958 TV Series Gretchen Van Damm
April Love 1957 Liz Templeton
Lux Video Theatre 1957 TV Series Judith Traherne
Playhouse 90 1956 TV Series May Marley
Carousel 1956 Julie Jordan
Oklahoma! 1955 Laurey
Rebound 1952 TV Series
Gruen Guild Theater 1952 TV Series
Fireside Theatre 1950 TV Series

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dressmaker 2015/I performer: "People Will Say We're In Love" from tt0048445
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure 2008 TV Movie documentary performer: "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top", "If I Loved You" - uncredited
Christmas Is Here Again 2007 Video performer: "Easy To Dream", "All Because of Me"
Sinatra: The Classic Duets 2002 TV Movie documentary performer: "If I Loved You" - uncredited
Manna from Heaven 2002 "Just the Way You Look Tonight"
Shirley 1979 TV Series performer: "Here Is Where The Love Is" - uncredited
Endless Night 1972 performer: "Endless Night"
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards 1971 TV Special performer: "Whistling Away the Dark"
The Danny Kaye Show 1966 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Music Man 1962 performer: "Piano Lesson" 1957, "If You Don't Mind My Saying So" 1957, "Goodnight, My Someone" 1957, "Being in Love" 1957, "Lida Rose" 1957, "Will I Ever Tell You" 1957, "Till There Was You" 1957, "Goodnight My Someone" 1957, "76 Trombones" 1957 - uncredited
Arthur Freed's Hollywood Melody 1962 TV Movie performer: "Love Walked In", "How About You?", "Pagan Love Song", "Alone", "Singin' in the Rain" - uncredited
Pepe 1960 performer: "Faraway Part of Town", "Pepe"
Make Room for Daddy 1959 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Never Steal Anything Small 1959 performer: "I Haven't Got a Thing to Wear"
The 30th Annual Academy Awards 1958 TV Special performer: "April Love"
The Frank Sinatra Show 1958 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Carousel 1956 performer: "If I Loved You" 1945, "What's the Use of Wond'rin'" 1945, "You'll Never Walk Alone" 1945 - uncredited
Oklahoma! 1955 performer: "The Surrey With the Fringe On Top" 1943, "Many A New Day" 1943, "People Will Say We're In Love" 1943, "Out of My Dreams" 1943, "People Will Say We're In Love Reprise" 1943, "Oklahoma!" 1943, "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'" 1943 - uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shirley 1979 TV Series theme song - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My First Mister 2001 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mannheim Steamroller Meets the Mouse 1999 TV Movie Herself - Host
Fox Studios Australia: The Grand Opening 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Shirley Partridge
Famous Families 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
The 13th Annual Genesis Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Right Here in River City: The Making of Meredith Willson's 'The Music Man' 1998 Video documentary short Herself - Host
The Great Christmas Movies 1998 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
This Is My Father 1998/II Documentary
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Herself - Past Winner (uncredited)
Great Performances 1990-1998 TV Series Herself / Interviewee / Herself - Host
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1997 TV Series Herself - Guest
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1996 TV Movie Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996 TV Series Herself - Guest
Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Movies 1996 TV Movie documentary Herself, hostess, narrator
AMC Family Classics 1996 TV Series Host
1995 MTV Movie Awards 1995 TV Special Herself
Cops n Roberts 1995 Herself
Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration 1994 TV Movie Herself
Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul 1993 Documentary Herself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards 1993 TV Special Herself
Vicki! 1993 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 1993 TV Series Herself - Guest
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 21th Annual Friends of Tel Hashomer Gala 1992 TV Movie Herself - Presenter
The 13th Annual CableACE Awards 1992 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II 1991 TV Movie documentary Herself
CBS This Morning 1990 TV Series Herself - Guest
Sally Jessy Raphael 1990 TV Series Herself
70th Annual Miss America Pageant 1990 TV Special Herself - Judge
Christmas in Washington 1988 TV Special Herself
In Performance at the White House: Chorus Lines 1988 TV Movie Herself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
The New Hollywood Squares 1986-1987 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1986 TV Special Herself
All-Star Tribute to General Jimmy Doolittle 1986 TV Movie Herself
Bob Hope's Royal Command Performance from Sweden 1986 TV Movie Herself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Gene Kelly 1985 TV Movie Herself
Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of American Music 1985 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Annual American Technion Society's Albert Einstein Award 1985 TV Movie Herself
It's Ho-Ho Hope's Jolly Christmas Hour 1984 TV Movie Herself
All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra 1983 TV Movie Herself
The 28th Annual Genii Awards 1982 TV Special Herself
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny 1982 TV Movie Herself
Bob Hope Special: Hope, Women and Song 1980 TV Special Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1969-1979 TV Series Herself - Vocalist / Herself - Actress / Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1968-1979 TV Series Herself - Panelist
The National Leukemia Broadcast Council Honors Shirley Jones 1979 TV Movie Herself - Honoree
The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979 TV Special documentary Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Behind the Scenes: Beyond the Poseidon Adventure 1979 TV Movie Herself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1978 TV Series Herself
The 20th Annual Grammy Awards 1978 TV Special Herself
A Thanksgiving Reunion with the Partridge Family and My Three Sons 1977 TV Movie Herself
The Cry of a Hurting World... I'm Hungry! 1977 TV Movie documentary Herself
Perry Como's Music from Hollywood 1977 TV Special Herself
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Herself - Guest
From Montreal, the Bob Hope Olympic Benefit 1976 TV Movie Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1966-1976 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The 1st Annual People's Choice Awards 1975 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Favourite Musical Group
Don Adams' Screen Test 1975 TV Series
The 20th Annual Genii Awards 1974 TV Special Herself - Winner
A Musical Celebration to Stephen Sondheim 1973 TV Movie Herself - Performer
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour 1971 TV Series Herself
The Pet Set 1971 TV Series documentary Herself
This Is Your Life 1971 TV Series Herself
The 23rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1971 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards 1971 TV Special Herself - Performer & Co-Presenter: Best Sound
The Jim Nabors Hour 1971 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1956-1970 TV Series Herself - Singer / Herself
The Dean Martin Show 1969-1970 TV Series Herself
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Herself - Guest
He Said, She Said 1970 TV Series Herself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Special 1970 TV Movie Herself
The Joey Bishop Show 1969 TV Series Herself
Personality 1969 TV Series Herself
This Is Tom Jones 1969 TV Series documentary Herself
The Carol Burnett Show 1968-1969 TV Series Herself
The Match Game 1969 TV Series Herself - Team Captain
The Alan King Show 1969 TV Movie Herself - Singer
The 40th Annual Academy Awards 1968 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
The Jerry Lewis Show 1967 TV Series Herself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967 TV Series Herself
Dream Girl of '67 1967 TV Series Herself - Hostess
Everybody's Talking 1967 TV Series Herself
The Andy Williams Show 1965-1967 TV Series Herself
The Danny Kaye Show 1965-1966 TV Series Herself
I Feel a Song Coming On 1965 TV Movie Herself
Danny Thomas' The Wonderful World of Burlesque: Second Edition 1965 TV Special Herself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1965 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 36th Annual Academy Awards 1964 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Original Song
The Bell Telephone Hour 1960-1964 TV Series Herself - Hostess / Herself - Singer / Herself
Here's Hollywood 1962 TV Series Herself - Guest
What's My Line? 1962 TV Series Herself - Mystery Guest
The 34th Annual Academy Awards 1962 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Writers Guild Awards 1962 TV Special Herself - Performer
Arthur Freed's Hollywood Melody 1962 TV Movie Herself
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards 1961 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1961 TV Series Herself
What About Linda? 1961 TV Special Herself
The Garry Moore Show 1959 TV Series Herself
Spectacular 1959 TV Series Herself
The George Gobel Show 1959 TV Series Herself
The 30th Annual Academy Awards 1958 TV Special Herself - Performer
The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom 1957-1958 TV Series Herself
The Frank Sinatra Show 1958 TV Series Herself
Lux Video Theatre 1956 TV Series Herself
The Herb Shriner Show 1956 TV Series Herself
Ford Star Jubilee 1956 TV Series Herself
Film Fanfare 1956 TV Series Herself
The Vic Damone Show 1956 TV Series Herself
Person to Person 1956 TV Series documentary Herself
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1955 TV Series Herself - Singer
Untitled Bill Hayes Documentary Documentary post-production
Classic Hollywood Cinemas 2016 Documentary Herself
Rise and Shine 2015/III Documentary short Herself - Interviewee
An American Tragedy 2015 Documentary Herself
Looking for Mabel Normand 2015 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host
Elmer Gantry: An Interview with Shirley Jones 2014 Video documentary short Herself
The Insider 2014 TV Series Herself
The Nicole Barrett Show 2014 TV Series Herself
A Strange Brand of Happy: Behind the Scenes 2014 TV Movie Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Huckabee 2013 TV Series Herself
Fox and Friends 2013 TV Series Herself
Katie 2013 TV Series Herself
Marie 2013 TV Series documentary
Talent Watch 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay 2013 TV Series Herself
Out of My Dreams: Oscar Hammerstein II 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself Laurey Williams Julie Jordan
Jon Finch: The Ultimate Impresario 2011 Video short Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
RuPaul's Drag U 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
Family Band: The Cowsills Story 2011 Documentary Herself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Glee Club
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s 2009 Video documentary Herself
The View 2009 TV Series Herself
World's Dumbest 2009 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1960's 2009 Video documentary Herself
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1970's 2009 Video documentary Herself
Rachael Ray 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression 2009 Video documentary Herself - Host and Narrator
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing 2009 Video documentary Herself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1950s: The Golden Era of the Musical 2009 Video documentary Herself
Biography 2000-2008 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History 2008 Video documentary Herself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical 2008 Video documentary Herself
Whatever Happened To? 2007 TV Series Herself
TV Land Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Herself - Interviewee
Ready for School 2007 Video Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2007 TV Series Herself
2007 Camie Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
In the Cutz 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
Good Morning America 2002-2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
Inside Edition 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch 2005 TV Series Herself
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards 2005 TV Special Lynette Scavo (segment "Desperate Classic Housewives")
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
49th Annual Drama Desk Awards 2004 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Today 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
Hollywood Squares 2003-2004 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Comedic Genius: The Work of Bernard Slade 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special Herself - Past Winner
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 TV Special documentary Herself
We Are Family 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Bob Hope at 100 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Other Half 2002 TV Series Herself
The 3rd Annual Family Television Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
The Test 2001 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Intimate Portrait 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
That '70s Show 2000 TV Series Herself
The Di Palma Forum at UNLV 1999 TV Series Herself
Radio City Music Hall's Grand Re-Opening Gala 1999 TV Movie Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Herself
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
Broadway: The American Musical 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Laurey Williams (in 'Oklahoma!')
Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself
Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories 1993 TV Special Herself - 'Silver Bells'
Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals 1974 TV Movie Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Grace Award MovieGuide Awards Grace Award for Television Hidden Places (2006)
2000 Community Appreciation Award Bearfest - Big Bear Lake International Film Festival
1999 Lifetime Achievement Award Temecula Valley International Film Festival
1986 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 14 February 1986. At 1541 Vine Street.
1961 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Supporting Role Elmer Gantry (1960)
1961 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Supporting Performance Elmer Gantry (1960)
1960 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actress Elmer Gantry (1960)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 ISA Indie Series Awards Outstanding Guest Appearance Family Dinner (2009)
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series The Cleaner (2008)
2007 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Hidden Places (2006)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Hidden Places (2006)
2003 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Quintessential Non-Traditional Family The Partridge Family (1970) · Danny Bonaduce
· David Cassidy
· Suzanne Crough
· Susan Dey
· Brian Forster
· Jeremy Gelbwaks
1998 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Service Show Host AMC Family Classics (1996)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Performance in a Comedy Special 1995 MTV Movie Awards (1995) · Danny Bonaduce
· Franklin Cover
· Frank Gorshin
· Robert Hegyes
· Sherman Hemsley
· Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
· Dave Madden
· Ron Palillo
· Isabel Sanford
· Adam West
1972 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Actress - Comedy or Musical The Partridge Family (1970)
1971 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Actress - Comedy or Musical The Partridge Family (1970)
1970 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969)
1963 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actress - Comedy or Musical The Music Man (1962)
1963 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Star 14th place.
1962 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Star 9th place.
1961 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actress Elmer Gantry (1960)
1958 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Musical Performance April Love (1957)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1963 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Musical Performance The Music Man (1962)
1959 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Musical Performance Never Steal Anything Small (1959)


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#Quote
1 [on the death of her second husband Marty Ingels]: He often drove me crazy, but there's not a day I won't miss him and love him to my core.
2 [Who was concerned about David Cassidy's alcoholic behavior/legal battles]: We are just scared to death that we are going to wake up one morning and find out that he is dead on the floor.
3 [Discussing about David Cassidy's lack of contact with her real-life family]: David has not had a relationship with anyone in the family for years. We are sick over it.
4 [on the death of James Garner]: I see this gorgeous man and I said, 'Oh, my!' He was very sweet. We went to this little restaurant and I told him, 'You're gonna be a giant star.' He said, 'How? I'm not sure I know how to act.'
5 [Of James Garner]: Not only was he a great actor, but he didn't hit on me. He didn't have that reputation, like a lot of actors I worked with. He was very married, a family man. And a real straight-on guy.
6 The only thing that bugs Jack is if he's not working. He can't stand inactivity or hanging around the house doing nothing but waiting. He's got to work, got to contribute. So long as he does that, everything is fine. No actor likes not to work. But Jack doesn't have any complex about being called, 'Mr. Shirley Jones'
7 Jack was brought up in the European tradition of opening presents Christmas Eve, so he and I exchange our personal gift at that time.
8 I've tried to bring all the things I loved about Christmas into my children's Christmases. Fortunately, Jack and I feel the same way. We don't have big family gatherings anymore. When we were first married and lived in a New York apartment, we used to collect all of the stragglers from out of town and I'd cook a big Christmas dinner for all of us.
9 [Jack and Shirley on the holidays] We always have roast turkey. A big one! Jack likes to make the stuffing, usually the giblets. He's an excellent cook. Then we have mashed potatoes with chopped onions, homemade gravy, tiny peas with new onions, hot biscuits-and mashed rutabaga, an addition because of Jack's German heritage. I also make coleslaw, which he likes. For desert, hot mince meat or lemon meringue pie. Jack likes the mincemeat: the lemon is my favorite. And the boys take after me in this department.
10 It wasn't until I met Jack that I found someone who understood me and the problems and inequities of the business. He didn't object to me working. He was anxious for my happiness and realized that my personal achievement was part of it. You can't take a girl like me who's been singing since she was a child, who has been in show business since she was a teenager, who has the business coursing in her blood-you can't take a girl like that and use marriage as a substitute. Businessmen don't understand that. But Jack, no matter what his success, wouldn't ever make that demand.
11 I've simply have a marvelous husband, Jack Cassidy. He is a singer and actor. he's a sensible and mature man., seven years older than I am. We toured in Oklahoma! together, and for a while he was reluctant to marry a girl in show business- you know, two careers in the same family and all that. But love won out and we've been married since 1956. WE have two delightful boys-, Shuan who is four and Patrick who is one, and all we need now is a little girl.
12 Right then and there, I began to re-evaluate my theory about good-looking men. Soon I discovered the sensitive understanding, the influence everything Jack said and did. And then I fell in love with his Irish humor- and with him. All this took less than a week!
13 Jack wanted to come back to me right up to the day he died. And I wanted him. That's the terrible part. Much as I love Marty and have a wonderful relationship - I'd say this with Marty sitting here, I'm not sure is Jack were alive I'd be married to Marty.
14 (Shirley and Cassidy) loved performing together. A lot of married couple don't, you know. Strangely enough, we were when we were performing together than on a day to day basis. When we were on stage we were the couple on the wedding cake. I know I would never have divorced him if he had not wanted it.
15 I don't think I would have brought the same understanding to either of these parts, though, if I had not been married and secure as a wife and mother. When I met Jack, I was very naive. As a man of the world, he led me gently.
16 Jack was an incredible human being. Incredibly talented, number one! He had this charisma that, when he walked in the room, not only women fell all over him, but men did too. He attracted everybody. He had a great, great sense of humor, which of course was the first attraction for me. Obviously I'm attracted to men with a sense of humor! (Laughs) That's the biggest thing. Not to mention he was as handsome as he was. For me, that was the least of it. The fact that he could make jokes about himself and that he didn't take himself that seriously made him interesting and exciting.
17 No, it had nothing to do with jealousy. It had to do with the fact that he thought David was selling out. He called him a monkey in a cage. He lost respect for what David was doing. David started on Broadway and Jack respected his talent. He wanted him to be an actor. He thought by doing what David was doing, that he would end up exactly as he ended up. He had to start all over again.
18 At this time in my life, it is fun to play the opposite of me. I just played an alcoholic nightclub singer on The Cleaner (2008). So, as much as I enjoyed The Partridge Family (1970), these days I want to go totally against type. That is what acting is all about - on playing a guest character on Ruby & the Rockits (2009) that is not "Shirley Partridge", in 2009.
19 (In 1970): At first, my folks felt that Jack was just an infatuation, but when they realized I'd really made up my mind, they didn't stand in my way.
20 (In 1971): David read for the part of the boy in The Partridge Family (1970), and when they found out that he was a relative of mine, they asked about my reaction. A lot of times they're very wary of relatives. I told them, 'I love David, but you must pick who's best for the show.' As it turned out, of course, he was the best of the lot.
21 (Of David Cassidy): He has his own agent and didn't even know I was set for the lead. Nor did the producer realize he was Jack's son until after he read so well that he wanted to test David for the part. Then, he told me he was considering David for the role of my son. He asked me how I felt about it. I said, 'Great! I am crazy about him. He's very talented.' Then, he went back to David and told him, 'Your stepmother is going to play the lead.' How do you feel about that? And he replied, 'I think it's great!
22 (Who let her ex-husband Jack Cassidy be the head of the family): Of course, I've always been independent because of my profession. But I like knowing that Jack is there to make decisions.
23 I was able to teach Shaun that stardom was really a business of fantasy - a business for children - and the wonderful part, when one realizes the realities of it, is that it is fine to be another character for 12 hours, and then go home and face reality.
24 (On starring in The Partridge Family (1970)): It's tough to do. Not only 5 kids and five singing kids, but we do a new song every week - completely arranged and choreographed. Put that into a four-day schedule and try and do it.
25 (Who talked about preparing for a family transportation to drive on the set of The Partridge Family (1970)): It's me and the five children.
26 (On her popularity of playing the thirty-five-something "Shirley Partridge" on The Partridge Family (1970)): I love the work, it's almost like playing myself. Shirley Partridge could just as easily be Shirley Cassidy. It's like going into my own home everyday. The thing I don't like is getting up at 5:30 everyday and getting home at 7.
27 We love kid food, hamburgers, hot dogs and french fries.
28 (Who's been a singer all her life): But I never sang pop songs with bands or made records; I was a show singer. I made albums - 'Oklahoma!,' 'Carousel,' 'Music Men.' But I never sang the songs apart from the shows.
29 I have been coming every Friday night to watch the taping. I have never done that in my life. It is so exciting for me because the whole family is involved. - when she watched Ruby & the Rockits (2009), a short-lived sitcom that co-starred her stepson, David Cassidy and son, Patrick Cassidy.
30 He came to respect me, he loved me, and vice-versa. We had our moments, because David had some disciplinary problems. He would show up late for work on Mondays, and keep the whole crew waiting, you know, for hours, and not to my liking or anybody else's. So, that had to be addressed and it was, until we got to know each other. - on her on- and off-screen chemistry with David Cassidy who played Keith Partridge.
31 I was very worried about David, because as I said, he'd showed up on a Monday with no sleep, becoming terrified with the fans, becoming terrified with the press, wanting to hide his trailer, every minute. - on the cancellation of The Partridge Family (1970).
32 He was a very, very strong force in my life. As a matter of fact, I never fell out of love with a man - on the death of Jack Cassidy.
33 My policy is just one step at a time.
34 "Some people pooh-pooh the Oscar. My career had been over because they weren't making musicals anymore. At the time, it was thought that if you were a singer you couldn't act." (on how winning an Oscar changed her life.)
35 It's astonishing to see how many of these Hollywood big-wigs are trying to undermine President Bush.
36 "You don't throw away 27 years. You just don't" - on why she withdrew her divorce petition against Marty Ingels.
37 "Jack had a breakdown. A real mental breakdown. He was manic depressive. But he was the one that wanted the divorce. He thought it was better for me and the kids. I never did. I would have hung in there. I felt in many ways he was acting strangely and doing strange things and he felt perhaps it was better for all of us" - on the end of her marriage to Jack Cassidy.
38 "The show killed my movie career" - on The Partridge Family (1970).
39 After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled, my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school, my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.

#Trademark
1 Platinum blonde hair
2 Sparkling blue eyes
3 Voluptous figure.
4 Strong, sultry voice.
5 Several of her roles contained musicals.
6 Gorgeous singing voice.

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