Shirley Jones

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Shirley Mae Jones
  • Birth Place: Charleroi, PA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/31/1934, Aries
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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Shirley Jones Fast Facts:
  • Her parents named her after Shirley Temple.
  • Her grandfather, William B. Jones, founded the Jones Brewing Company in Smithton, PA, in 1907.
  • Was Miss Pittsburgh in 1952.
  • Planned to attend college and become a veterinarian before winning a scholarship to the Pittsburgh Playhouse as a prize for being the first runner-up to Miss Pennsylvania.
  • Burt Lancaster saw her in TV's The Big Slide and asked her to play the role of Lulu Baines in Elmer Gantry, a performance that won her an Oscar.
  • Turned down the role of Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch.
  • Received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Valentine's Day in 1986.
  • Cowrote the book Shirley & Marty: An Unlikely Love Story (1990), which chronicled her relationship with husband Marty Ingels.
  • Supports PETA and is a vegetarian.
  • Shirley Jones Relationships:
  • Marjorie Jones - Mother
  • Shaun Cassidy - Son
  • Ryan Cassidy - Son
  • William B. Jones - Grandfather
  • Patrick Cassidy - Son
  • Paul Jones - Father
  • Jack Cassidy - Ex-husband
  • Marty Ingels - Husband
  • Shirley Jones Awards:
  • 1970 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1961 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1971 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy Series or Television Movie - Nominee
  • 1960 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1963 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee

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