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2381 Star Starred
Welk Resort Theatre San Diego
8860 Lawrence Welk Drive Escondido, CA 92026
888-802-7469
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from Goldstar Member

Truly a Golden Girl of films and broadway.
A true hard working, passionate performer.

reviewed Jan 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Elworthy

She was wonderful and so was her band.

reviewed Jan 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Marmar

So glad we went! Poor Shirley was fighting a nasty cold, but being the trooper that she is, she managed to delight the audience with her beautiful voice and interesting stories, even though she was not feeling well. A lovely lady and a class...continued

reviewed Jan 08 2011 report as inappropriate
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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.

<em>Kinky Boots</em> <em>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer</em> Best Coast Beer Fest <em>Abundance</em> <em>Salome</em> Disney's <em>Freaky Friday</em>