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Shirley Jones is a Actor American born on 31 march 1934 at Charleroi (USA)

Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones
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Birth name Shirley Mae Jones
Nationality USA
Birth 31 march 1934 (88 years) at Charleroi (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

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.


On August 5, 1956, Jones married singer and actor Jack Cassidy, with whom she had three sons, Shaun, Patrick, and Ryan. David Cassidy, Jack's only child from his first marriage to actress Evelyn Ward, became her stepson. Divorcing Cassidy in 1974, she later married comic/actor Marty Ingels on November 13, 1977. Despite drastically different personalities and several separations (she filed, then withdrew, a divorce petition in 2002), they remained married until Ingels' death in 2015. Jones and Ingels wrote an autobiography based on their quirky relationship/marriage, Shirley & Marty: An Unlikely Love Story. Ingels passed away on October 21, 2015 following a massive stroke. Prior to his death, Jones said: "He often drove me crazy, but there’s not a day I won’t miss him and love him to my core."

Jones was friends with her late co-star Gordon MacRae and his ex-wife Sheila, and he was named godfather to her first son, Shaun. She also admitted that she had a crush on MacRae and was starstruck when she worked opposite him on Oklahoma! and states she is the one who convinced MacRae to take the part as Billy Bigelow in Carousel. 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, 55-mm, 6-track stereo system) and once in 35-mm CinemaScope. Sinatra felt that he should have been paid twice because technically he was shooting two films. Three weeks after he left, they found a way to film the scene once on 55-mm, then transfer it onto 35-mm.

On the evening of December 11, 1976, after Jones had refused an offer of reconciliation from Jack Cassidy, she received news 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 Cassidy's body inside the gutted apartment. Jack "wanted to come back (to me) right up to the day he died", Jones said in a 1983 newspaper interview. "And as I realized later, 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 if Jack were alive I'd be married to Marty." Jones was 20 years old when she met Cassidy, who was eight years her senior, and she refers to him as the most influential person in her life.

Jones is a supporter of PETA.

Jones is the grandmother of ten: Caitlin, Jake, Juliet, Caleb, Roan, Lila, and Marian Cassidy by son Shaun, Cole and Jack, by son Patrick, and Meaghan by son Ryan Cassidy.

Jones has eight hobbies: singing, dancing, politics, philanthropy, spending time with her family, swimming, exercising and traveling.

Jones was devastated when Suzanne Crough passed away on April 27, 2015; Crough played one of her TV daughters on The Partridge Family. She had a very close relationship with the younger actress and remained close friends long after the series was cancelled. Jones said of Crough's death on Hollywood life, "I am so devastated to hear of the sad and sudden loss of Suzanne. I still remember her as my young daughter on The Partridge Family. She was the baby of the show. It’s a rude awakening that we are all mortal. How fleeting life is. My heart goes out to her family and children. Suzanne will always be remembered and I will always treasure my memories of her. Suzanne Crough …my sweet TV baby for 5 years…only 52…never a sick day…two adorable children…a devoted husband…everything to live for…just fell asleep at the dining room table and left us forever. Dear God take care of my baby."

Before the death of her second husband, Jones is also in a real-life crisis, when one of her TV sons, David Cassidy (her real-life former stepson) who played Keith Partridge on The Partridge Family, is no longer contacting her family or a family of his own, Jones said of her former co-star's alcoholic behavior, combined with his own 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." Jones also added: "David has not had a relationship with anyone in the family for years. We are sick over it!"

Best films

Elmer Gantry (1960)
Oklahoma! (1955)

Usually with

Allen Covert
Allen Covert
(1 films)
André Previn
André Previn
(2 films)
Jerry Paris
Jerry Paris
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Shirley Jones (34 films)

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Family Weekend, 1h46
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Modine, Olesya Rulin, Joey King, Shirley Jones, Chloe Bridges
Roles GG
Rating62% 3.102423.102423.102423.102423.10242
Emily (Olesya Rulin) is a speed rope-jumping champion of her school and general overachiever. She is praised by one love-lorn boy at school (though she is mocked by other students) for her achievements, but her family does not care about her jump roping success. On Friday, Emily wins the regional championship in speed rope-jumping and moves on to the state championship to be held the coming weekend. She looks at the audience only to find nobody from her family cheering for her. She confronts her family at home during a family dinner, but her mother Samantha (Kristin Chenoweth), father Duncan (Matthew Modine), brother Jackson (Eddie Hassell), and sister Lucinda (Joey King) all continue to be wrapped up in themselves and ignore her plea to take her jump-roping seriously.
Carnal Innocence, 1h30
Directed by Peter Markle
Origin USA
Actors Gabrielle Anwar, Colin Egglesfield, Pancho Demmings, Andrew W. Walker, Jud Tylor, Jennifer Bini Taylor
Roles Della Duncan
Rating51% 2.5563952.5563952.5563952.5563952.556395
Caroline Waverly, violoniste de renom, revient dans sa ville natale, Innocence, et s'installe dans la maison de sa grand-mère décédée récemment.
Christmas Is Here Again, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Christmas films, Musical films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Edward Asnere, Jay Leno, Brad Garrett, Andy Griffith, Kathy Bates, Norm Macdonald
Roles Victoria Claus (voice)
Rating52% 2.6181652.6181652.6181652.6181652.618165
Sophianna, a disabled orphan girl, sets out to find Santa's toy sack, (which is a magical source of toys since it was made from the baby Jesus' swaddling clothes) which is stolen by Krad who wants revenge after Santa stopped handing out coal to naughty children. She is helped in her quest by Paul Rocco, one of Santa's elves, Dart, a reindeer calf, Buster the fox, and his friend, Charlie the polar bear.
Grandma's Boy, 1h36
Directed by Nicholaus Goossen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Vieillesse, Films about video games, Children's films
Actors Allen Covert, Nick Swardson, Doris Roberts, Linda Cardellini, Shirley Jones, Shirley Knight
Roles Grace
Rating68% 3.4489253.4489253.4489253.4489253.448925
Alex is a single, 35-year-old video game tester who lives with his friend Josh. When Josh wastes their rent money on Filipino hookers, his landlord kicks them both out, and Alex has to find a new place to live. Alex tries to stay with his marijuana dealer, Dante, but cannot do so because Dante is adopting a wild lion to live in the house. Alex spends one night with his co-worker Jeff, but Jeff still lives with his parents. After an embarrassing "encounter" with Jeff's mom, in which he is caught masturbating in the bathroom and subsequently ejaculates on her, Alex is forced to move in with his grandmother and her two eccentric friends, Bea and Grace.
Hidden Places, 2h
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Sydney Penny, Shirley Jones, Jason Gedrick, Barry Corbin, Time Winters, Tom Bosley
Roles Aunt Batty
Rating64% 3.2008153.2008153.2008153.2008153.200815
When Eliza (Sydney Penny) loses her father-in-law she is left to raise two children, continue work on an unharvested orange crop, and maintain a heavy mortgage. She begins to lose faith until her Aunt Batty (Shirley Jones) persuades her to persevere. Suddenly a mysterious stranger called Gabe (Jason Gedrick) turns up and helps Eliza with the harvest just in time to stop the bank from taking over. The more Eliza learns about Gabe, the more she realizes she loves him.
Raising Genius, 1h23
Directed by Bess Wiley, Linda Voorhees
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about mathematics
Actors Justin Long, Ed Begley Jr., Sam Huntington, Stephen Root, Tippi Hedren, Joel Moore
Roles Aunt Sis
Rating39% 1.984611.984611.984611.984611.98461
Nancy Nestor (Wendie Malick) is the perfect wife and mother now at her wits' end when her teenage genius son Hal (Justin Long) looks himself in the bathroom for months to work on a mathematical equation which involves studying of Lacy Baldwin (Danica McKellar), a cheerleader next door, as she bounces up and down on a trampoline. Nancy's husband Dwight (Stephen Root) is too wrapped up in his own petty concerns to help her. When a burglary brings the police to inspect the crime scene, they find Hal locked in the bathroom and suspect he is being held against his will and call Social Services.
Manna from Heaven, 1h59
Directed by Maria Burton, Maria Burton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about religion
Actors Shirley Jones, Cloris Leachman, Seymour Cassel, Louise Fletcher, Frank Gorshin, Austin Pendleton
Roles Bunny
Rating54% 2.7070552.7070552.7070552.7070552.707055
Manna From Heaven is a comedic fable about what happens when you get a gift from God (a financial windfall), but many years later you find out it was a just a loan and it's due immediately. Once upon a time, many years ago, a neighborhood in Buffalo, NY is mysteriously showered with 20 dollar bills. Theresa, a young girl who everyone thinks is a saint, doesn't have much trouble convincing her loose-knit "family" that the money is a gift from Heaven. Years later, Theresa, who has become a nun, has an epiphany that it is time to pay the money back, so she calls the eccentric group together to repay the "loan." The problem is, nobody wants to give back the money, nobody has the money, they don't know to whom it belongs, and most of them can't stand each other. Along the way, the characters learn about family, romance, reconciliation and redemption, and by working together they begin to realize their full potential.
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Actors Tiffani Thiessen, Tom Arnold, Coolio, Shirley Jones, Harley Cross, Majandra Delfino
Roles Nurse Kervorkian
Rating40% 2.010352.010352.010352.010352.01035
While in her house alone dimwitted teenager Harvey "Screw" McAlister (Aimee Graham) is attacked by "The Killer". While being chased, Screw accidentally runs into a bug zapper and her face gets electrocuted. The killer, feeling disappointed that he was not the cause of her death, lights up a cigarette, leading to the melting of his Jason Voorhees mask into a Scream mask. The next day, new kid Dawson Deery (Harley Cross) signs up at Bulimia Falls High School, meeting up with a new group of friends including Boner (Danny Strong), Slab (Simon Rex), Barbara (Julie Benz) and Martina (Majandra Delfino), to whom Dawson takes a liking, though he is not sure if she is a lesbian. While the group discusses the death of Screw, they remain certain they are safe in school, not noticing the chaos that surrounds them, including a nuclear bomb being built and the killer attempting to murder a student.
Tank (1984)
, 1h53
Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Military humor in film
Actors James Garner, Shirley Jones, C. Thomas Howell, Jenilee Harrison, G. D. Spradlin, James Cromwell
Roles LaDonna
Rating57% 2.85032.85032.85032.85032.8503
US Army Command Sergeant Major Zack Carey (played by Garner) is about to retire from the military after taking his last post, in rural Georgia (loosely based on Fort Benning and filmed there, as well as the small town of Zebulon, GA). Despite being offered possibility of becoming Sergeant Major of the Army, he insists he just wishes to finish his tour and retire in peace to spend time with his family. Several years earlier, his older son, an active duty soldier, had been killed in an Army training accident, and his relationship with his only surviving son, Billy (played by Howell), is strained. He is shown to be a tough but fair NCO, who quickly earns the respect and admiration of his troops.
Tank (1984)
, 1h53
Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors James Garner, Shirley Jones, C. Thomas Howell, Mark Herrier, Jenilee Harrison, James Cromwell
Roles LaDonna
Rating57% 2.8503052.8503052.8503052.8503052.850305
Après avoir quitté l'Armée, un adjudant-chef se retrouve aux prises avec un shérif...
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, 1h54
Directed by Irwin Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Michael Caine, Telly Savalas, Sally Field, Karl Malden, Peter Boyle, Shirley Jones
Roles Nurse Gina Rowe
Rating46% 2.306382.306382.306382.306382.30638
The capsized luxury liner, S.S. Poseidon is still afloat after six survivors have been rescued via helicopter.
Evening in Byzantium, 4h
Directed by Jerry London
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Glenn Ford, Eddie Albert, Edward James Olmos, Vince Edwards, Shirley Jones, Erin Gray
Roles Constance Dobson
Rating69% 3.457143.457143.457143.457143.45714
Famous motion picture producer and writer Jesse Craig (Glenn Ford) attends a film festival on the French Riviera. He has not been actively making films for a few years and some in the film industry think he has retired, but he comes to the Riviera with a new screenplay to show it to his friend and film/literary agent Brian Murphy (Eddie Albert) who is attending the festival. The screenplay is a cautionary tale about terrorists attacking major cities in the United States using hijacked commercial airliners containing nuclear bombs as the attack vehicles. No one knows the content of the script or its author who Craig claims is a new writer by the name of Malcolm Hart.
Yesterday's Child
Directed by Corey Allen
Genres Thriller
Actors Shirley Jones, Ross Martin, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Claude Akins, Stéphanie Zimbalist, Patrick Wayne
Roles Laura Talbot
Rating71% 3.5826153.5826153.5826153.5826153.582615
La fille de trois ans d'un couple est enlevée et on n'en trouve pas la moindre trace. 14 ans plus tard, une jeune femme se présente à la maison des parents en disant être cette fillette enlevée.