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Shirley Jones‬‬

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Shirley Mae Jones (born March 31, 1934) is an American singer and actress of stage, film and television. In her six decades of show business, she has starred as wholesome characters in a number of well-known musical films, such as Oklahoma! (1955), Carousel (1956), and The Music Man (1962). She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing a vengeful prostitute in Elmer Gantry (1960). She played the lead role of Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children, in the musical situation-comedy television series The Partridge Family (1970–74), which co-starred her real-life stepson David Cassidy, son of Jack Cassidy.

THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - Gallery (1972) Shirley Jones

 

Early life

Jones was born on March 31, 1934, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, to Methodist parents Marjorie (née Williams), a homemaker, and Paul Jones, owners of the Jones Brewing Company. Jones’ paternal grandfather came from Wales. She was named for child star Shirley Temple. The family later moved to the small nearby town of Smithton, Pennsylvania. Jones began singing at the age of six in the Methodist Church choir and took voice lessons from Ralph Lewando. Upon attending South Huntingdon High School in Ruffs Dale, Pennsylvania, she participated in school plays. Afterwards, she frequently joined her father for a show at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Jones won the Miss Pittsburgh contest in 1952.

 

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Discography

Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy albums

  • Speaking of Love (1957) Columbia Records
  • Brigadoon (1957) Columbia Records
  • With Love from Hollywood (1958) Columbia Records
  • Marriage Type Love (1959) RCA Records unreleased
  • Maggie Flynn (1968) RCA Records
  • Showtunes (1995) Sony Music
  • Essential Masters (2011) Master Classics Records
  • Marriage Type Love (2014) Columbia Masterworks

The Partridge Family albums

  • The Partridge Family Album (1970) Bell Records
  • Up To Date (1971) Bell Records
  • Sound Magazine (1971) Bell Records
  • A Partridge Family Christmas Card (1971) Bell Records
  • Shopping Bag (1972) Bell Records
  • At Home With Their Greatest Hits (1972) Bell Records
  • Notebook (1972) Bell Records
  • Crossword Puzzle (1973) Bell Records
  • Bulletin Board (1973) Bell Records
  • The World of the Partridge Family (1974) Bell Records
  • Greatest Hits (1989) Arista Records
  • The Definitive Collection (2001) Arista Records
  • Come On Get Happy!: The Very Best of The Partridge Family (2005) Arista Records

The Partridge Family singles

  • “I Think I Love You” (1970) Bell Records
  • “Doesn’t Somebody Want to Be Wanted” (1971) Bell Records
  • “I’ll Meet You Halfway” (1971) Bell Records
  • “I Woke Up In Love This Morning” (1971) Bell Records
  • “It’s One of Those Nights (Yes Love)” (1972) Bell Records
  • “Am I Losing You” (1972) Bell Records
  • “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” (1972) Bell Records
  • “Looking Through the Eyes of Love” (1972) Bell Records
  • “Friend and a Lover” (1973) Bell Records
  • “Walking in the Rain” (1973) Bell Records
  • “Looking For a Good Time” (1973) Bell Records

Shirley Jones albums

  • Silent Strength (1989) Diadem Records
  • Shirley (1992) A & M Records
  • Shirley Jones (2000) Ingels Ent. Records
  • Then & Now (2008) Stage Door Records
  • A Touch of Christmas (2009) Encore Music Presents Records
  • A Tribute to Richard Rodgers (2010) Encore Music Presents Records

Shirley Jones singles

  • “Clover in the Meadow” b/w “Give me a Gentle Girl” (1957) Dot Records from April Love movie soundtrack
  • “Pepe” b/w “Lovely Day” (1960) Colpix Records from Pepe movie soundtrack (This record hit the top 5 in Spain, 1961, on the Discophon label)
  • “I’ve Still Got My Heart Joe” b/w “Everybody’s Reachin’ Out for Someone” (1971) Bell Records 119
  • “Ain’t Love Easy” b/w “Roses in the Snow” (1972) Bell Records 253
  • “Walk in Silence” b/w “The World is a Circle” (1973) Bell Records 350

Soundtracks

  • Oklahoma! (1955) Capitol Records (songs: “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top”, “Many a New Day”, “People Will Say We’re in Love”, “Out of My Dreams”, “Oklahoma”)
  • Carousel (1956) Capitol Records (songs: “You’re A Queer One, Julie Jordan”, “If I Loved You”, “What’s The Use Of Wond’rin”, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”)
  • April Love (1957) Dot Records (songs: “Give Me A Gentle Girl”, “April Love” with Pat Boone, “Do It Yourself” with Pat Boone, “The Bentonville Fair” with Pat Boone, “Finale” with Pat Boone)
  • Never Steal Anything Small (1959) (song: “I Haven’t Got a Thing to Wear”)
  • Pepe (1960) Colpix Records (songs: “Pepe”, “Lovely Day”)
  • The Music Man (1962) Warner Bros. Records (songs: “Piano Lesson / If You Don’t Mind My Saying So”, “Goodnight, My Someone”, “Being in Love”, “Lida Rose/Will I Ever Tell You”, “Till There Was You”)
  • Endless Night (1972) (song: “Endless Night”)
  • Manna from Heaven (2002) (song: “Just the Way You Look Tonight”)
  • Christmas Is Here Again (2007) (songs: “Easy To Dream”, “All Because of Me”)

Album appearances

  • Free to Be… You and Me (1972) Bell Records (song: “Girl Land” with Jack Cassidy)
  • The Christmas Album…..A Gift of Hope (1991) Children’s Hospital Benefit Album (song: “Silver Bells” with Shaun Cassidy)
  • An Evening with Rodgers & Hammerstein, The Sullivan Years (1993) TVT Records
  • Embraceable You – Broadway In Love (1993) Sony Music
  • George & Ira Gershwin, A Musical Celebration (1994) MCA Records (song: “Someone to watch over Me”)
  • Lerner, Loewe, Lane & Friends (1998) Varese Sarabande Records (song: “Before I Gaze at You Again”)

Television work

  • 1950: Fireside Theatre (acting début)
  • 1952: Gruen Guild Playhouse
  • 1956: Ford Star Jubilee
  • 1956: Playhouse 90
  • 1957: Lux Video Theatre
  • 1957: The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom (guest)
  • 1957: The United States Steel Hour
  • 1958: DuPont Show of the Month
  • 1959: Make Room for Daddy (as herself)
  • 1964: Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
  • 1969: Silent Night, Lonely Night
  • 1969: The Name of the Game
  • 1970–74: The Partridge Family
  • 1973: The Girls of Huntington House
  • 1975: The Family Nobody Wanted
  • 1975: The Lives of Jenny Dolan
  • 1975: Winner Take All
  • 1977: McMillan & Wife
  • 1977: Yesterday’s Child
  • 1978: Evening in Byzantium
  • 1978: Who’ll Save Our Children?
  • 1979: A Last Cry for Help
  • 1979–80: Shirley
  • 1980: The Children of An Lac
  • 1981: Inmates: A Love Story
  • 1982: The Adventures of Pollyanna
  • 1983/87: Hotel
  • 1983: Hotel (pilot)
  • 1983: The Love Boat
  • 1988/90: Murder, She Wrote
  • 1989: Charlie (unsold pilot)
  • 1997: Dog’s Best Friend
  • 1998: Melrose Place
  • 1998: The Drew Carey Show
  • 1999: Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
  • 2000: That ’70s Show (cameo)
  • 2006: Hidden Places
  • 2006: Monarch Cove
  • 2008: Days of Our Lives
  • 2009: Ruby & The Rockits
  • 2011/13: Raising Hope (2 episodes)
  • 2012: Good Luck Charlie (Episodes: “Welcome Home”, “A Duncan Christmas”)[23]
  • 2012: Victorious (Episode: “Car, Rain, and Fire”)
  • 2013: Cougar Town
  • 2013: Hot in Cleveland
  • 2014: General Hospital
  • 2014: Over the Garden Wall (voice)

Stage work

  • 1953: South Pacific (Broadway)
  • 1954: Me and Juliet (Chicago)
  • 1956: Oklahoma! (European tour with Jack Cassidy)
  • 1957: The Beggar’s Opera (with Cassidy)
  • 1959: Wish You Were Here! (Dallas State Fair Theater, with Cassidy)
  • 1966: The Sound of Music (Westbury Music Fair)
  • 1967: Wait Until Dark (with Cassidy)
  • 1968: Maggie Flynn (Broadway, with Cassidy)
  • 1972: The Marriage Band (with Cassidy)
  • 1974: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
  • 1976: Show Boat
  • 1977: The Sound of Music
  • 1982: Bitter Sweet
  • 1994: Love Letters (with Marty Ingels)
  • 1994: The King & I
  • 1994: A Christmas Carol
  • 1995: Love Letters (with Marty Ingels)
  • 2004: 42nd Street (Broadway, with Patrick Cassidy)
  • 2005: Carousel
  • 2012: The Music Man (Sacramento Music Circus, with Patrick Cassidy)

 

THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY – Gallery (1972) Shirley Jones

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