Shirley Mae Jones is an American singer and actress of stage, film and television. In her six decades of show business, she has starred as whole…
Shirley Mae Jones 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!, Carousel, and The Music Man. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing a vengeful prostitute in Elmer Gantry. She played the lead role of Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children, in the musical situation-comedy television series The Partridge Family, which co-starred her real-life stepson David Cassidy, son of Jack Cassidy.
- Born: Mar 31, 1934 (age 83) · Charleroi, PA
- Height: 5' 5" (1.66 m)
- Spouse: Marty Ingels (m. 1977 - 2015) · Jack Cassidy (m. 1956 - 1974)
- Children: Patrick Cassidy (Son) · Shaun Cassidy (Son) · Ryan Cassidy (Son)
- Awards: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (1961)
- Parents: Paul Jones (Father) · Marjorie Williams (Mother)