Shirley Mae Jones is an American singer and actress best known for her starring role on The Partridge Family as Shirley Partridge. She is a musical star of the 1950s.
After playing a revengeful role of the prostitute in Elmer Gantry she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1960. Jones won Miss Pittsburgh contest in 1952.
Shirley Jones Early Life and Education
Shirley Mae Jones was born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania on 31st March 1934. She was the only child born to mother Marjorie, a homemaker, and father Paul Jones, owner of Jones Brewing Company.
At the age of six, Jones began singing in Methodist Church choir and also took voice lessons from Ralph Lewando. She attended South Huntingdon High School in Ruffs Dale Pennsylvania. During her school life, she used to participate in school plays.
When she was just 19 years old, she traveled to New York City with her parents. At that time she auditioned for the song's writer Oscar Hammerstein II, and Richard Rodgers and her voice impressed them. Jones finally signed to play the lead on tour.
Shirley Jones Acting & Singing Career
Jones was cast as female lead in the film transformation of their musical Oklahoma in 1955, where she played the role of Laurey Williams. After that, she performs in many films including Carousel, The Music Man, and April Love. Also, she leads the role of a lady who attracts the professor in Fluffy in 1965.
In 1970 Jones uplift to the small screen in ABC’s musical sitcom The Partridge Family. During its first season, it became successful and was broadcast over 70 countries.
In 1974 Jones, grapple to get good roles after the revocation of The Partridge Family and she joined the movie Beyond the Poseidon Adventure with sitcom Shirley to relaunch her career. At the period of the 1970s and 1980s, her labor incorporates mainly in television movies.
Jones focused her efforts on booming concert career, traveling the U.S. as a singer. Recently Jones progress to work in television. She appeared in uncommon revivals of Noel Cowards in 1983. In 2005 Jones again visit the musical Carousel onstage in Massachusetts, portraying Cousin Nettie.
In 2006 she received Emmy Award nomination for her performance in the television film Hidden Places. Also, she was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for the same film but unfortunately lost to Helen Mirren for Elizabeth I.
In 2008, it was declared that Jones would play the role of Colleen Bardey on the soap opera Days of our Lives. Likewise, in California Musical Theatre of The Music man, in mid-2012 Jones played the role Mrs. Paroo when her son played the role of Harold Hill. Also in 2014, Jones was spotted on an episode of General Hospital as Mrs. McClain.
Shirley Jones Married, Divorce, Husband, Children
Shirley Jones might be single after divorcing twice. She was married to famous singer and actor Jack Cassidy on 5th August 1956. She has three sons Patrick, Ryan, and Shaun. Jones has ten grandsons and one of her grandson; Jack was a contestant on The Voice in 2017.
After 18 years of married life in 1974, they were divorced. Again in 1977, she married comic/actor Marty Ingels. In spite of having highly different personalities and diverse separation also she filed then withdrew, a divorce appeal in 2002. They endured marriage until the death of Ingels in 2015.
Shirley Jones Net Worth, Income, Earning, Salary
Shirley Mae Jones is living a luxurious life. She has been a legend, and her admirable work has garnered her a massive fan as well as a healthy amount. Shirley Jones's net worth is estimated to be around $25 million.
She is possibly enjoying her good fortune and living a luxurious life along with her family. Even at her 80s, he has managed to appear quite classy keeping tracks on the ongoing trends.