Shirley Jones in Concert at Welk Resort Theatre
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The last date listed for Shirley Jones in Concert was Sunday January 9, 2011 / 1:00pm.
Currently at Welk Resort Theatre San Diego:
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- $55.00 - $58.00
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Tap dancer Arthur Duncan, country singer Ava Barber ("Bucket to the South") and singer-dancer Mary Lou Metzger -- all former Welk regulars -- are set to star during the run of this merry and bright variety show for the whole family. The pop-culture phenomenon known as The Lawrence Welk Show was a hit on TV for more than 30 years, as its genial baton-wielding host showcased singers, dancers, and musicians and brought "champagne music" -- and soap bubbles -- to the masses (and to Saturday Night Live parodies). This Yuletide extravaganza boasts sparkling costumes, sets and production numbers, that're sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Learn More
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- See a clip of Shirley Jones in The Music Man on YouTube.
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.