Shirley Jones

ACTRESS, SOUNDTRACK, MUSIC_DEPARTMENT

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29th May 2022 | FlixCatalog Staff

Named after child star Shirley Temple, Shirley Jones started singing at the age of six. She started formal training at the age of 12 and would dream of singing with her idol, Gordon MacRae. Upon graduating from high school, Shirley went to New York to audition for the casting director of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Taken by Shirley's beautifully trained voice, Shirley was signed as a nurse in the Broadway production of "South Pacific". Within a year, she would be in Hollywood to appear in her first film Oklahoma (1955) as Laurey, the farm girl in love with cowboy Gordon MacRae. Oklahoma (1955) would be filmed in CinemaScope and Todd-AO wide-screen and would take a year to shoot. After that, Shirley returned to Broadway for the stage production of "Oklahoma!" before returning to Hollywood for Karussell (1956). But by this time, musicals were a dying art and she would have a few lean years. She would work on television in programs like Playhouse 90 (1956). With a screen image comparable to peaches-n-cream, Shirley wanted a darker role to change her image. In 1960, she would be cast as the vengeful prostitute in the Richard Brooks dramatic film Elmer Gantry (1960). With a brilliant performance against an equally brilliant Burt Lancaster, Shirley would win the Oscar for Supporting Actress. But the public wanted the good Shirley so she was cast as "Marion", the librarian, in the successful musical Music Man (1962). Robert Preston had played the role on Broadway and his performance along with Shirley was magic. Shirley would again work with little Ron Howard in Vater ist nicht verheiratet (1963). But the movies changed in the 60's and Shirley's image did not fit so she would see her movie career stop in 1965. There were always nightclubs, but Shirley would be remembered by another generation as "Shirley Partridge" in the television series Die Partridge Familie (1970). While the success of the show would do more for her stepson, teen idol David Cassidy, it would keep her name and face in the public view for the four years that the series ran. The show still plays in reruns. After the show ended, Shirley would spend the rest of the 70's in the land of television movies. The television movie Am Abgrund des Todes (1975) would be made as a pilot for a series that was not picked up. In 1979, Shirley appeared in a comedy show called Shirley (1979), but the show lasted only one season. Shirley would appear infrequently in the 80's and in video's extolling fitness and beauty at the end of the decade. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Shirley Jones’s flixes, followed by Vudu compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Shirley Jones on average has worked on 2 movies per year from 1970 to 2021. See the full graphs of the number of Shirley Jones movies released per year from 1998 till 2021.

Top Genres

Shirley Jones works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Comedy Genre flixes. 28% of Shirley Jones movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Shirley Jones worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Shirley Jones has worked on is 6.6.

6.6 / 10

Shirley Jones's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

An average American housewife who is addicted to gambling gradually destroys her "ideal" suburban life and that of her family.

7.3/1097 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

A young woman receives a letter that her deceased grandmother requests she hand-deliver to a man in her grandmother's childhood home in Maine. She begins a journey of discovery of her grandmother, herself, and quality of life.

7/10105 min

Available in 9 platform(s).

A thirty-five-year-old video game tester has to move in with his grandma and her two old lady roommates.

6.9/1094 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Based on the true story of film actress Ina Balin and her efforts with American Red Cross volunteer Betty Tisdale (Shirley Jones) as well as a compassionate Vietnamese woman running a ...

6.8/10100 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Comedy,Romance,Western
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)

An aging cowboy finds to his embarrassment that the successful business he has inherited from his brother is actually a house of prostitution.

6.8/10103 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

Comedy,Family,Music
The Partridge Family (1970)

The humorous adventures of a family of pop musicians.

6.5/1030 min

Available in 7 platform(s).

A newspaper reporter is assigned to investigate a political assassination.

6.4/10100 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

A drama about a young widow who finds a guardian angel in the form of a hobo who comes to her rural community looking for work.

6.3/1086 min

Available in 1 platform(s).