Played by Dey Young in The David Cassidy Story (2000) (TV) and Eve Gordon in Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story (1999) (TV).
Received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Valentine's Day, 1986.
Received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Point Park College (Pittsburgh, PA)
She and Elizabeth Taylor are the only actresses to win Oscars for playing prostitutes in the same year: Jones for Elmer Gantry (1960) (Best Supporting Actress) and Taylor for BUtterfield 8 (1960) (Best Actress).
She and Hugh Jackman sang "People Will Say We're in Love" from Oklahoma! as Laurey and Curly respectively at the opening of Fox Studios in Sydney, Australia.
She was pregnant with son, Patrick Cassidy, during the filming of The Music Man (1962) in 1961. Special outfits were used to cover her showing stomach on the set.
She, along with Marty Ingels, attended the "Hollywood Collectors Show", at Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn, in North Hollywood, California.
Son Shaun Cassidy - standing in for Shirley's deceased father - gave her away at her wedding to Marty Ingels.
Step-mother of actor David Cassidy
Strongly considered for Roberta Hertzel in About Schmidt (2002), but lost to Kathy Bates. Shirley was very disappointed by the decision.
Turned down the role of Carol Brady on "The Brady Bunch" (1969).
Was very disappointed that her show "The Partridge Family" (1970), was canceled after the fourth season. Her stepson and series co-star, David Cassidy, was growing tired of playing the same role, plus, the show had sunk in the ratings.
Was/is best friends with: Eddie Albert, Florence Henderson, Ron Howard, Gordon MacRae and his wife Sheila MacRae, Jean Simmons, Rod Steiger and Oscar Hammerstein.
When asked which of her musicals was her favorite, she has said it was The Music Man (1962). While she says she has special memories of Oklahoma! (1955) because it was her first movie, Carousel (1956) is her favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein score.
Winner of the 1952 Miss Pittsburgh Pageant
Won the 1952 Miss Pittsburgh contest (the prize was $500 and a scholarship to drama school) and was first-runner-up in the Miss Pennsylvania pageant.