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Shirley Jones ACTOR

Shirley Jones was born on March 31st, 1934 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania with the birth name Shirley Mae Jones to parents Marjorie Williams and Paul Jones.  She was an only child and at the age of six she was already singing and by the age of twelve her parents enrolled her in singing lessons.  When she graduated from South Hutingdon High School she moved to New York and auditioned for the casting director for Rodgers and Hammerstein. 
Right away she was given the part of the nurse in the Broadway production, "South Pacific".  After a couple more stage roles, Jones relocated to Hollywood and vegan appearing in films.
Some of her early film roles were on, "Oklahoma!" (1955) in her film debut and starring with Gordon MacRae, Rod Steiger, Charlotte Greenwood, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, James Whitmore and Eddie Albert, "Carousel" (1956) also starring Gordon MacRae, Cameron Mitchell, Gene Lockhart and John Dehner to name a few, "Elmer Gantry" (1960) starring alongside Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger, Patti Page, John McIntire, Edward Andrews and Hugh Marlowe, for which she won an Oscar, "Two Rode Together" (1961) starring James Stewart, Richard Widmark, John McIntire, Linda Cristal, Andy Devine, Henry Brandon, Woody Strode, Ford Rainey, Ken Curtis, John Qualen, Willis Bouchey, Jeanette Nolan and Harry Carey Jr. , "The Music Man" (1962) also starring Robert Preston, Buddy Hackett, Paul Ford, Hermione Gingold and Ron Howard and The Cheyenne Social Club" (1970) starring with James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Sue Ane Langdon, Jackie Joseph, Elaine Devry and Robert Middleton
As the musical film era was already beginning to fade, Jones was also making  television appearances on such series as, "Playhouse 90" (1956), "The Partridge Family" (1970) and television movies such as, "The Lives of Jenny Dolan" (1975).
As her career progressed she began also working on fitness videos.  She was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Shirley Jones married twice first to, Jack Cassidy in 1956 and they had three children together before the marriage ended in divorce in 1975.  She became the step mother of David Cassidy who ended up playing her oldest son on, "The Partridge Family".  Her marriage ended due to her husbands mental illness and manic depression.  He actually perished in a fire in his apartment.  She married for a second time to Marty Ingels in 1977 a comedian.  Her latest appearance was on, "The Drew Carey Show" (1995).  She remains married to Marty and has nine grandchildren.     


2012 Johnny Blue
2013 A Strange Brand of Happy
2012 Family Weekend
2011 Carnal Innocence 
2011 Venice Heat 
2011 Bruce the Challenge 
2009 Ruby & the Rockits 
2009 The Cleaner 
2009 Family Dinner 
2009 Generic Thriller 
2008 Days of Our Lives 
2007 Christmas Is Here Again 
2006 Monarch Cove 
2006 Sesame Street
2006 The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park
2006 Hidden Places 
2006 Grandma's Boy
2004 Raising Genius 
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 
2002 Manna from Heaven 
2001 Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family
2000 Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth 
2000 Ping! 
2000 The Adventures of Cinderella's Daughter 
1999 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
1999 Gideon 
1998-1999 The Drew Carey Show 
1998 Melrose Place
1996-1997 Something So Right 
1997 Dog's Best Friend 
1995 Deadly Games 
1994-1995 Burke's Law 
1991 Empty Nest 
1988-1990 Murder, She Wrote
1989 Charlie
1988 The Slap Maxwell Story 
1983-1987 Hotel
1985 There Were Times, Dear
1984 Tank 
1983 The Love Boat 
1982 The Adventures of Pollyanna 
1982 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 
1981 Inmates: A Love Story 
1980 The Children of An Lac 
1979-1980 Shirley 
1979 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure 
1979 A Last Cry for Help 
1978 Who'll Save Our Children? 
1978 Evening in Byzantium 
1977 Yesterday's Child
1977 McMillan & Wife 
1975 The Lives of Jenny Dolan 
1975 Winner Take All
1975 The Family Nobody Wanted
1970-1974 The Partridge Family 
1973 The Girls of Huntington House 
1971 The Bob Hope Show
1970 But I Don't Want to Get Married!
1970 The Cheyenne Social Club
1969 The Happy Ending 
1969 Silent Night, Lonely Night 
1969 El golfo 
1969 The Name of the Game
1968 Out of the Blue 
1967 The Danny Thomas Hour
1965 The Secret of My Success
1965 Fluffy
1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1964 Bedtime Story
1964 Dark Purpose
1963 A Ticklish Affair
1963 The Courtship of Eddie's Father
1962 The Comedy Spot
1962 The Music Man 
1961 Two Rode Together 
1960 Pepe 
1960 Elmer Gantry 
1959 Bobbikins 
1959 The Danny Thomas Show
1959 Never Steal Anything Small 
1958 The DuPont Show of the Month 
1957 April Love
1957 The United States Steel Hour
1957 Lux Video Theatre
1956 Playhouse 90
1956 Carousel
1955 Oklahoma!
1953 Rebound
1952 Gruen Guild Theater 

Matinee Classics - Winner Take All starring Shirley Jones, Laurence Luckinbill, Sam Groom, Joyce Van Patten, Sylvia Sindey, Joan Blondell, John Carter, Lori Busk, Al Lettieri, Wynn Irwin and Carmen Zapata
Matinee Classics - Tank starring James Garner, Shirley Jones, C. Thomas Howell, Mark Herrier, Sandy Ward, Jenilee Harrison, James Cromwell, Dorian Harewood, G. D. Spradlin, John Hancock, Guy Boyd and Randy Bass
Matinee Classics - The Cheyenne Social Club starring James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Shirley Jones, Sue Ane Langdon, Elaine Devry, Jackie Russell, Jackie Joseph, Sharon DeBord and Robert Middleton
Matinee Classics - The Courtship of Eddie's Father starring Glenn Ford, Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens, Dina Merrill, Roberta Sherwood, Ron Howard and Jerry Van Dyke

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