Shirley Jones

Actor, Singer
A sunny personality and a gorgeous singing voice brought actress Shirley Jones to the Broadway stage, which in turn led to her career in Hollywood. She was a natural for big-screen musicals, but defied critics' ... Read more »
Born: 03/31/1934 in Smithton, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (135)

Bloodhead 2014 (Movie)

Charlotte Burnell (Actor)

Christmas is Here Again 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

Over the Garden Wall 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Raising Hope 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Zombie Night 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

A Strange Brand Of Happy 2013 (Movie)

Mildred (Actor)

Cougar Town 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Weekend 2013 (Movie)

GG (Actor)

Hot in Cleveland 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Carnal Innocence 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Luck, Charlie 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Victorious 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1999, 2003 - 2004, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Ghost Stories 2003 - 2004, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1990 - 1991, 1996 - 1999, 2003 - 2004, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 1991, 1993 - 1999, 2003 - 2004, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Something So Right 1996 - 1997, 2003 - 2004, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1996 - 1999, 2003 - 2004, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ruby & the Rockits 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cleaner 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monarch Cove 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Grandma's Boy 2006 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

In Search of the Partridge Family 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Come to Papa 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

When the Partridge Family Ruled the World 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Second Chance: America's Most Talented Senior 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Manna From Heaven 2002 (Movie)

Bunny Burns (Actor)

Ping! 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Eddie Albert: A Passion For Life 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Florence Henderson: Here's the Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Jean Simmons: Picture Perfect 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 3rd Annual Family Television Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 70s: Bell-Bottoms and Boogie Shoes 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Radio City Music Hall's Grand Re-Opening Gala 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Shirley Jones: Hollywood's Musical Mom 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th 2000 (Movie)

Nurse Kevorkian (Actor)

TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

That '70s Show 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

67th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Gideon 1999 (Movie)

Elly Morton (Actor)

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Great Christmas Movies 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Pet Shop 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Thirteenth Annual Genesis Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

All About Alfred 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Melrose Place 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Making of a Child Star 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Burt Lancaster 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Games 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Movies 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Here Comes the Bride... There Goes the Groom 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Mom Knows Best 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1990 Miss America Pageant 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Music By Richard Rodgers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

A Salute to Broadway: Chorus Lines 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Six Hours For Life 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Tennessee Ernie Ford's America 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Getting the Last Laugh 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

TV's Censored Bloopers 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Tank 1984 (Movie)

LaDonna Carey (Actor)

The Adventures of Pollyanna 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Special: Hope, Women and Song 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Show 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure 1979 (Movie)

Gina Rowe (Actor)

Who'll Save Our Children? 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Perry Como's Music From Hollywood 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Winner Take All 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Show (12/09/73) 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Partridge Family (ABC) 1970 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Show (04/10/72) 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

A Knight in Shining Armour 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

But I Don't Want to Get Married! 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Show (04/05/71) 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cheyenne Social Club 1970 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

The Happy Ending 1969 (Movie)

Flo (Actor)

The Royal Follies of 1933 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

The Perry Como Show 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Bedtime Story 1964 (Movie)

Janet Walker (Actor)

Fluffy 1964 (Movie)

Janice Claridge (Actor)

The Secret of My Success 1964 (Movie)

Marigold Marado (Actor)

A Ticklish Affair 1963 (Movie)

Amy Martin (Actor)

Dark Purpose 1963 (Movie)

Karen Williams (Actor)

The Courtship of Eddie's Father 1963 (Movie)

Elizabeth Marten (Actor)

DuPont Show of the Month 1957 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

The Music Man 1961 (Movie)

Marian Paroo (Actor)

Two Rode Together 1961 (Movie)

Marty Purcell (Actor)

Elmer Gantry 1960 (Movie)

Lulu Bains (Actor)

Pepe 1960 (Movie)

Suzie Murphy (Actor)

The Lux Video Theater 1950 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Never Steal Anything Small 1959 (Movie)

Linda Cabot (Actor)

April Love 1957 (Movie)

Liz Templeton (Actor)

Carousel 1956 (Movie)

Julie (Actor)

Oklahoma! 1955 (Movie)

Laurey (Actor)

A Last Cry For Help (TV Show)

Actor

Dog's Best Friend (TV Show)

Actor

Evening in Byzantium (TV Show)

Actor

Hidden Places (TV Show)

Actor

Hotel (TV Show)

Actor

Inmates: A Love Story (TV Show)

Actor

Shirley (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Night, Lonely Night (TV Show)

Actor

The Children of An Lac (TV Show)

Actor

The Family Nobody Wanted (TV Show)

Actor

The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV Show)

Actor

There Were Times, Dear (TV Show)

Actor

Winner Take All (Movie)

(Actor)

Women of Russia (TV Show)

Actor

Yesterday's Child (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Never Steal Anything Small 1959 (Movie)

("I Haven't Got a Thing to Wear" "It Takes Love to Build a Home") (Song Performer)
Other (2)

The Beatles Anthology 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Research

I Want a Baby 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Special Thanks

Biography

A sunny personality and a gorgeous singing voice brought actress Shirley Jones to the Broadway stage, which in turn led to her career in Hollywood. She was a natural for big-screen musicals, but defied critics' expectations for her surprising turn as a prostitute in "Elmer Gantry" (1960), which earned her an Oscar. Her film work cooled in the 1960s, but she gained a following among younger viewers in the early 1970s as one of television's coolest moms on "The Partridge Family" (ABC, 1970-1974), which also starred her stepson, pop idol David Cassidy. The show's success ensured her status as a pop culture icon and helped her to maintain steady work in television and on stage for the next three decades.

Relationships

Jack Cassidy Actor

Husband
Married Aug. 5, 1956 Divorced May 26, 1975 Died in a fire Dec. 12, 1976

David Cassidy Actor

Step-Son
Born April 12, 1950 to Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward Co-starred on 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family"

Patrick Cassidy Actor

Son
Born on Jan. 4, 1962; father, Jack Cassidy

Shaun Cassidy Actor

Son
Born Sept. 27, 1958; father, Jack Cassidy

Ryan Cassidy Actor

Son
Born Feb. 23, 1966; father, Jack Cassidy

Marty Ingels Actor

Husband
Married Nov. 13, 1977 Announced separation October 1995 Reconciled and separated again July 1999 Jones filed for divorce March 2002 Reconciled 2002

Paul Jones

Father
Owned Jones Brewing Company

Marjorie Williams Jones

Mother

EDUCATION

Pittsburgh Playhouse

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania

Milestones

2010

Earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series (for A&E's "The Cleaner")

2006

Earned Emmy and SAG nominations for her role as Aunt Batty in the Hallmark original movie "Hidden Places"

1997

Co-starred in the Family Channel TV-movie "Dog's Best Friend"

1996

Had recurring role on the NBC sitcom "Something So Right"

1984

Last feature to date "Tank"

1975

Had lead role in the NBC TV-movie pilot "The Lives of Jenny Dolan", playing a glamorous reporter

1975

Cast as a compulsive gambler in the NBC TV-movie "Winner Take All"

1969

Starred as the mother in the popular teen musical series, "The Partridge Family"

1968

First TV-movie, "Silent Night, Lonely Night" (NBC), opposite Lloyd Bridges

1968

Made debut as an original cast member of the Broadway musical, "Maggie Flynn", starring opposite then-husband Jack Cassidy

1962

Returned to wholesome roles as Marian in "The Music Man"

1960

Won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her change of pace performance as a prostitute in "Elmer Gantry"

1956

Starred in in the film version of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Carousel"

1955

Feature debut as Laurey in "Oklahoma!"

1953

Audition for Rogers & Hammerstein led to a small part in the Broadway production of "Me and Juliet", and the leading role on tour; a preconceived grooming process for the upcoming feature project, "Oklahoma!"

1950

TV debut as a performer on "The Lux Video Theater"

1940

Began singing lessons at age six

Winner of a state singing contest

Returned to series TV in the sitcom "Shirley" (NBC)

Crowned Miss Pittsburgh

Made frequent guest appearances on variety specials

Performed with the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera

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