Shirley Jones : a memoir / Shirley Jones with Wendy Leigh.
Author: Jones, Shirley, 1934 March 31-
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9781476725956 (hbk.)
Description: vii, 291 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Subject: Jones, Shirley, 1934 March 31-
Actors United States Biography.
Singers United States Biography.
Entertainers United States Biography.
Contents: A beautiful morning -- A beautiful day -- A wonderful feeling -- Everything's going my way -- If he's good or if he's bad -- Elmer Gantry -- The music man -- Out of my dreams -- The Partridge family -- C'mon, get happy -- When you walk through a storm -- And don't be afraid of the dark -- The end of the road -- There's a golden light -- Walking on.
Summary: "This is the real Shirley Jones: a small-town girl from Pennsylvania with a rebellious nature, radiant smile, and rare talent that grabbed the attention of Broadway legends Rodgers and Hammerstein on her very first audition. Shirley's meteoric rise put her in the company of major movie stars like Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, and Burt Lancaster. But it was the dashing, charismatic, and deeply troubled actor Jack Cassidy who stole Shirley's heart and unlocked her highly charged sexuality. For the first time, she reveals the stunning details of their rocky marriage and adventurous life: the infidelities, the costar crushes, the sexual experimentation. She talks openly about her relationship with stepson David Cassidy, her cult status with 'The Partridge Family,' and her second marriage to wacky TV comedian and producer Marty Ingels. Most of all, she reveals a side of Shirley Jones we've never seen before."--Provided by publisher.