"Shirley Mae Jones" is an American singer and actress of stage, film and television. In her six decades of show business, she has starred as wholesome characters in a number of well-known musical films, such as Oklahoma (1955 film)/Oklahoma! (1955), Carousel (film)/Carousel (1956), and The Music Man (1962 film)/The Music Man (1962). She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing a vengeful prostitute in Elmer Gantry (film)/Elmer Gantry (1960). She played the lead role of Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children in the musical sitcom/situation-comedy television series The Partridge Family (1970–74), which co-starred her real-life stepson David Cassidy, son of Jack Cassidy.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actresses! More Shirley Jones on Wikipedia.