Marjorie Lord. In early 2008, it was announced that Jones would play Colleen Brady on the long-running NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives. Jones began singing at the age of six in the Methodist Church choir and took voice lessons from Ralph Lewando. She played the lead role of Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children, in the musical situation-comedy television series The Partridge Family (1970–1974), which co-starred her real-life stepson, David Cassidy, son of Jack Cassidy. Season 2. I still remember her as my young daughter on The Partridge Family. Danny Thomas. Ring in the new year with a Britannica Membership. She was convinced that the combination of music and comedy would be a surefire hit. George Chakiris. Season 1. Jones also played the "older woman" girlfriend of Drew Carey's character in several episodes of The Drew Carey Show, and reprised Shirley Partridge in a cameo in a 2000 episode of That '70s Show.[11]. They had three sons, Shaun, Patrick, and Ryan. Guest: Jim Nabors. with a double major in Spanish and in theatre arts from Ripon College. Women of the House Shirley Jones (1995) Burke's Law Barbara Mansfield (1994-1995) Heaven Help Us Mrs. Kitteridge (1994) Empty Nest Jean McDowell (1991) McClain. The show also spawned a number of albums and singles by The Partridge Family, performed by David Cassidy and Shirley Jones. DIRECTOR. Jones is the grandmother of ten: Caitlin, Jake, Juliet, Caleb, Roan, Lila, and Mairin Cassidy by son Shaun, Cole and Jack, by son Patrick, and Meaghan by son Ryan Cassidy. [8] Fearnley was so impressed, he ran across the street to fetch Richard Rodgers, who was rehearsing with an orchestra for an upcoming musical. Named after child star Shirley Temple, Shirley Jones started singing at the age of six. Join. January 25, 1980. STARRING. He was thrilled when her first film, Oklahoma! Shirley Miller is a widow with three children who moves from a big city to small one. Dave Powers. Jones guest-starred on ABC Family's short-lived show Ruby & The Rockits as David and Patrick's mother. and separations (she filed, then withdrew, a divorce petition in 2002), they remained married until Ingels' death on October 21, 2015 from a massive stroke. With Shirley Jones, Peter Barton, Rosanna Arquette, Tracey Gold. Lauritz Melchior and Shirley Jones guest star as a father-daughter musical team. Jones was twice nominated (1971 and 1972) for Golden Globe Awards for her role in The Partridge Family. "And as I realized later, I wanted him. My heart goes out to her family and children. Despite drastically different personalities[according to whom?] In July 2006, Jones received another Emmy Award nomination for her supporting performance in the television film Hidden Places. She said, 'I'm the mother!'" Shirley Jones. She also admitted that she had a crush on MacRae and was starstruck when she worked opposite him on Oklahoma! We are sick over it![24]. Other film musicals quickly followed, including Carousel (1956), April Love (1957), and The Music Man (1962), in which she was often typecast as a wholesome, kind character. Shirley Jones, American actress who was a musical star in the 1950s and early 1960s before becoming better known for her role as the matriarch of a family singing group in the TV sitcom The Partridge Family in the early 1970s. Her character becomes a prostitute who encounters her seducer years later and reveals his true character. Grandma's Boy Grace 2006. Nov 23, 2017 - Explore Sherrill Gear's board "Shirley Jones Tv show Now" on Pinterest. It's a rude awakening that we are all mortal. Upon graduating from high school, Shirley went to New York to audition for the casting director of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Thereafter she mostly worked in television. Corrections? ... Named after child star Shirley Temple, Shirley Jones started singing at the age of six. Guests: Sid Caesar and Liza Minnelli. The director, Richard Brooks, had originally fought against her being in the movie, but after seeing her first scene, told her she would win an Oscar for her performance. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. In February 1986, Jones unveiled her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Vine Street just around the corner from Hollywood Boulevard. Jones divorced Cassidy in 1975, and married actor and comedian Marty Ingels on November 13, 1977. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). Tv Icon 70s Tv Shows Shirley Jones Partridge Family David Cassidy Celebrity Couples Pop Group Elvis Presley Classic Hollywood. [8] The two saw great potential in Jones. Suzanne will always be remembered and I will always treasure my memories of her. The rest of the cast also celebrated the 25th, 30th, and 35th anniversaries of The Partridge Family (although Cassidy was unavailable to attend the 25th anniversary in 1995 owing to other commitments). She also acted in Brooks’s melodrama The Happy Ending (1969) and in Gene Kelly’s western comedy The Cheyenne Social Club (1970), where she played the operator of a brothel, and she appeared in such TV movies as But I Don’t Want to Get Married! Comedy. In 1970, after turning down the role of Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, a role that ultimately went to her best friend, Florence Henderson, Jones was the producers' first choice to audition for the lead role of Shirley Partridge in The Partridge Family, an ABC musical sitcom based loosely on the real-life musical family The Cowsills. Jones said of Crough's death on Hollywood Life: I am so devastated to hear of the sad and sudden loss of Suzanne. 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