Shirley Jones
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"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.

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There's always someone to tell you you have to. Wrong. Don't. Rather, spend time finding out who you really are. Work on being more of that. A lot better than the futile "gotta change" treadmill, which never really ends.

It was a wonderful time [making "The Partridge Family"] and I loved every minute of it. We had a great executive producer who was in tune with all of us . . . We had an incredible rapport and I think that's what made us successful.

I think Marty was really surprised. He had been complaining all day that nobody had called about his birthday.

Let it dry. It's very messy.

What can I do? I call and call, and no one will take me.

We can't negate television. Unfortunately, I do feel in many ways that it did kill my movie career. It did do that. But would I not do it again? Do I have any regrets about doing it? No.

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled, my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school, my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.

We went through eight classes. I haven't bought bacon or sausage (since).