“Forgotten Hollywood”- Shirley Jones Tells All in New Book!

Posted on July 22, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… Shirley-Jones-9542159-1-402

   Shirley Jones is the 79-year old Oscar-winning star of great movie musicals, important films, and The Partridge Family on the small screen. And, she is a wonderful singer of Broadway standards, having appeared as the ingenue in Oklahoma, Carousel, and The Music Man. Her new tell-all story is spelled out in Shirley Jones, published by Simon and Schuster.

   Other films in her remarkable career include her Academy Award-performance in Elmer Gantry, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, and The Cheyenne Social Club. Her co-stars, such as Gordon MacRae, Robert Preston, Burt Lancaster, Marlon Brando, Henry Fonda, Glenn Ford, James Stewart, and Richard Widmark, referred to her consummate professionalism. Her fans remained loyal, despite her playing against type as a lady of the evening, and earning her an Oscar in 1960.

   Jones was married to Hollywood personality Jack Cassidy. After his tragic passing in a fire, she later met comedian Marty Ingels. They have been wed since 1977. Her children have also dabbled in show business. David Cassidy co-starred with his mom in The Partridge Family. Shaun was a teen heart throb. In the summer 2012, Jones played the role of Mrs. Paroo, along with her son Patrick Cassidy playing Harold Hill, in the California Musical Theatre production of The Music Man.

   Her latest literary endeavor is very PG, and it chronicles her personal life; from the passion she had for Widmark, to her shocking sexual exploits with Cassidy, her first mate. Sounds like a fascinating read!

————————————————————-  dennis-farina

   I’m very saddened to learn about the passing of Dennis Farina, the fine character actor of motion pictures and television. His screen credits include Midnight Run, Get Shorty, and Saving Private Ryan. His small screen roles included recurring roles in Crime Story and Law & Order. He also co-starred in the 2012 HBO horse-race gambling cable series Luck, with Dustin Hoffman. Prior to becoming an actor, Farina served almost two decades in the Chicago Police Department’s burglary division, from 1967 to 1985.

   Dennis Farina was 69.                                                               DENNIS FARINA

Until next time>                               “never forget”

This entry was posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2013 at 5:16 pm and is filed under Blog by Manny Pacheco. You can follow any comments to this post through the RSS 2.0 feed. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Bookmark this post:
Digg Del.icio.us Reddit Furl Google Bookmarks StumbleUpon Windows Live Technorati Yahoo MyWeb

Comments are closed.