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Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones
Jones in 2010
Personal information
Birth nameShirley Mae Jones
OriginCharleroi, Pennsylvania,
United States
OccupationSinger, actress, comedienne
InstrumentsVoice
Years active1953 present
LabelsColumbia, Capitol, Dot, Warner Bros. Records
Associated actsGordon MacRae
Jack Cassidy
Robert Preston
Pat Boone

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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 television, she 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 prostitute in Elmer Gantry (1960). She is probably best known as Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children in the situation-comedy television series The Partridge Family (1970 - 1974), co-starring her real-life stepson David Cassidy, son of Jack Cassidy.


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