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495 Star Starred
Welk Resort Theatre San Diego
8860 Lawrence Welk Drive Escondido, CA 92026
888-802-7469
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The weather was perfect and a little windy. I wore three quarter nice pants..
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Although there is a well priced buffet available take a little more time and enjoy the numerous equally well priced menu in the dining room. It really sets the mood.
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attended Jan 05 2011

Shirley told stories about her incredible career and sang many songs from shows and movies that she appeared in, as well as some of her favorites from the Broadway stage. She looks fabulous and her voice is amazing for a 77 year old woman. It...continued

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attended Jan 09 2011

She was wonderful and so was her band.

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attended Jan 08 2011

Brought back sweet memories for me, since I learnt English watchin & listening to this musi. Ggret entertainer.

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Quotes & Highlights

See a clip of Shirley Jones in The Music Man on YouTube.

Description

Shirley Mae Jones was born in March 1934 in Smithton, Pennsylvania. Her parents named her after Shirley Temple. When she was 20, she went to New York with her parents and within a week became the first and only actor signed to a personal contract by Rogers and Hammerstein. She was in the Broadway chorus of South Pacific and later was offered the part of Laurey in Oklahoma! While traveling with the European stage production of Oklahoma!, she and fellow star Jack Cassidy fell in love. She came back to make Carousel (1956), originally cast with Frank Sinatra in the male lead but later recast with Gordon McRae, her costar in Oklahoma! (1955).

In 1956 Jones married Jack Cassidy and became stepmother to 6-year-old David Cassidy. In 1958, she gave birth to son Shaun, followed in 1960 by Patrick and in 1966 by Ryan.

In 1960, she won an Oscar for her role in the film Elmer Gantry (1960). In 1970, she won the part of Shirley Partridge in the TV show The Partridge Family. Her 20-year-old stepson was cast as the oldest Partridge child, Keith, and from then on fans assumed she was David Cassidy’s mother. The show ran until 1974.

In 1974, Jones divorced Jack, and in 1977, she married comedian Marty Ingels. In 1990, Marty and Shirley wrote a book about their life and their romance and marriage called Shirley and Marty: An Unlikely Romance. The couple remains married today.

Jones has continued to perform throughout the years.