Shirley Mae Jones is a well-known figure in the Hollywood film industry. During her six decades of dedication, she has appeared in numerous well-known musical movies, including Oklahoma!, Carousel, and The Music Man.
Shirley has won the Academy Award for her Best Supporting role in a vengeful prostitute in Elmer Gantry. She has portrayed a lead role of Shirley Partridge in a musical situation-comedy television series The Partridge Family.
Shirley Mae Jones Early Life, Family
Shirley was born on March 31, 1934, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, the United States to father Paul Jones, and mother Marjorie.
Her mother was a housewife whereas her father Paul was the owner of the Jones Brewing Company. Her grandparents were from Wales. She was raised in the small nearby town of Smithton, Pennsylvania along with her siblings and friends.
Shirley is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Singing and Acting Debut: Movies & TV Work
At the age of six, Shirley started singing in the Methodist Church choir and learned voice lessons from Ralph Lewando. She attended South Huntingdon High School in Ruffs Dale, Pennsylvania, and also participated in a school program. She is the winner of Miss Pittsburgh contest held in 1952.
Shirley made her acting debut in a musical based movie, Oklahoma!, which was directed by Fred Zinnemann. After a year, she appeared in Henry King's movie Carousel, where she played the role of Julie Jordan along with Cameron Mitchell.
In 1957, she featured in an American musical movie, April Love, directed by Henry Levin. The total budget for the movie was $1,425,000, collected $4 million at the box office.
Similarly, Shirley has appeared in numerous movies including, Never Steal Anything Small, Bobbikins, Elmer Gantry, Two Rode Together, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth and The Irresistible Blueberry Farm.
Marriage & Divorce And Death of Her Husband
Shirley married her long-term boyfriend, Jack Cassidy, after having an affair. The couple is blessed with three children; Shaun, Patrick, and Ryan. The husband and wife lived together for a long time, and there is no rumor of divorce between the couple.
On November 21, 2017, her Spouse David died at the age of 67, because of organ failure complicated by early onset dementia.
What is Shirley Net Worth?
Shirley is popular as an American actress, who earns a huge amount of money from her professional career. She has featured in numerous movies and television series. Shirley Jones' net worth is around $25 million. Her ex-husband had a net worth of around $15 million.