Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones

Highest Rated: 94% The Music Man (1962)

Lowest Rated: 0% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

Birthday: Mar 31, 1934

Birthplace: Charleroi, Pennsylvania, USA

A singer almost from the time she learned to talk, American actress Shirley Jones was entered by her vocal coach in the Miss Pittsburgh contest at age 18. The attendant publicity led Jones to an audition with Rodgers and Hammerstein for potential stage work. Much taken by Jones' beautifully trained voice, the producers cast her as the leading lady in the expensive, prestigious film production of their theatrical smash Oklahoma! (1955). In 1956 Jones starred in another Rodgers and Hammerstein film adaptation, Carousel; this and her first film tended to limit her to sweet, peaches 'n' cream roles for the next several years. Thankfully, and with the full support of director Richard Brooks, Jones was able to break away from her screen stereotype with her role as a vengeful prostitute in Elmer Gantry (1960) -- a powerfully flamboyant performance that won her an Academy Award. Alas, filmgoers preferred the "nice" Shirley, and it was back to goody-goody roles in such films as The Music Man (1962) and A Ticklish Affair (1963) -- though critics heartily praised Jones' performances in these harmless confections. It was again for Brooks that Shirley had her next major dramatic film role, in 1969's The Happy Ending, which represented one of her last movie appearances before her four-year TV stint as the glamorous matriarch of The Partridge Family. This popular series did less for Shirley than it did for her stepson, teen idol David Cassidy, but The Partridge Family is still raking in ratings (and residuals) on the rerun circuit. Her unhappy marriage to the late actor Jack Cassidy long in the past, Jones found domestic stability as the wife of actor/agent Marty Ingels, with whom she wrote a refreshingly candid dual biography. The actress also played a recurring character on The Drew Carey Show (1998-1999), and appeared in numerous documentaries throughout the 2000s. Jones had a supporting role in 2006's Grandma's Boy, and guest roles on shows like Cougar Town and Raising Hope.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Eco-Teens Save the World! Actor 2018
No Score Yet The Irresistible Blueberry Farm Ruth 2016
No Score Yet On The Wing Actor 2015
No Score Yet A Strange Brand Of Happy Actor 2013
36% Family Weekend GG 2013
No Score Yet Zombie Night Actor 2013
No Score Yet Carnal Innocence Della Duncan 2011
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1950s Host 2009
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s Host 2009
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s Host 2009
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1970s Host 2009
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s Host 2009
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1960's Host 2009
No Score Yet Generic Thriller Thalia 2009
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The 1960s Actor 2008
No Score Yet Christmas Is Here Again Mrs. Claus 2007
No Score Yet Elvis and Pat Boone: Rockin Rivals Actor 2007
No Score Yet Hidden Places Aunt Batty 2006
16% Grandma's Boy Grace $6M 2006
No Score Yet Raising Genius Aunt Sis 2004
No Score Yet Bloodhead Charlotte Burnell 2004
25% Masked and Anonymous Third World Prostitute (uncredited) $0.2M 2003
22% Manna From Heaven Bunny $0.2M 2002
No Score Yet The '70s: Bellbottoms to Boogie Shoes Actor 2001
No Score Yet Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds Actor 2001
No Score Yet Ping! Ethel 2000
14% Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th Nurse Kervorkian 2000
No Score Yet The Adventures of Cinderella's Daughter The Fairy Godmother 2000
No Score Yet Gideon Elly Morton 1999
No Score Yet Dog's Best Friend Ethel Kellman 1997
No Score Yet Rodgers & Hammerstein - The Sound of Movies Host 1996
No Score Yet Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul - The Epic Story of the Man Behind the Movies Actor 1993
No Score Yet Shirley Jones: Lo-Cal Diet, Exercise & Beauty Program Instructor 1991
No Score Yet Tank LaDonna 1984
No Score Yet Black Devil Doll from Hell Actor 1984
No Score Yet Children Of An Lac Betty Tisdale 1980
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1980s, 1990s & 2000s Host 1980
0% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Gina Rowe 1979
No Score Yet A Last Cry for Help Joan Muir 1979
No Score Yet Winner Take All Actor 1975
No Score Yet The Girls of Huntington House Actor 1973
No Score Yet The Cheyenne Social Club Jenny 1970
25% The Happy Ending Flo 1969
No Score Yet El golfo Actor 1969
No Score Yet Silent Night, Lonely Night Actor 1969
No Score Yet The Secret of My Success Marigold Marado 1965
No Score Yet Intrigo, L' , (Dark Purpose) Karen Williams 1964
No Score Yet Bedtime Story Janet Walker 1964
No Score Yet A Ticklish Affair Amy Martin 1963
60% The Courtship of Eddie's Father Elizabeth Marten 1963
94% The Music Man Marian Paroo 1962
80% Two Rode Together Marty Purcell 1961
No Score Yet Pepe Suzie Murphy 1960
94% Elmer Gantry Lulu Bains 1960
No Score Yet Bobbikins Betty Barnaby 1959
No Score Yet Never Steal Anything Small Linda Cabot 1959
No Score Yet April Love Liz Templeton 1957
83% Carousel Julie 1956
88% Oklahoma! Laurey 1955
No Score Yet The Girl in Room 20 Actor 1946
No Score Yet Secrets of the Stars Actor


96% Raising Hope
Burt's Mom Burt's mom 2014
89% Cougar Town
Anne McCormack 2013
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Good Luck Charlie
Grandma Linda Linda 2012
No Score Yet Victorious
Mona Patterson 2012
60% Ruby and the Rockits
Shirley Gallagher 2009
No Score Yet The Cleaner
Lola Zellman 2009
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
Performer 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Felicity Bradshaw 2003
No Score Yet That '70s Show
Herself 2000
No Score Yet Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Lydia Spellman 1999
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
Celia 1999
No Score Yet Melrose Place
Mrs. Lewis Teresa Lewis 1998
No Score Yet Empty Nest
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Kathleen 1990
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
Shirley Partridge 1974


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