Shirley Jones Overview:

Actress, Shirley Jones, was born Shirley Mae Jones on Mar 31, 1934 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. As of December 2020, Shirley Jones was 86 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Shirley Jones was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actress for Elmer Gantry (as Lulu Bains) in 1960.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1960Best Supporting ActressElmer Gantry (1960)Lulu BainsWon
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

BlogHub Articles:

and The Music Man at The Redford Theatre

By Angela on Sep 17, 2013 From Hollywood Revue

Photo from the Redford’s Facebook page. When the Redford Theatre in Detroit, MI has an actor make an appearance at the theater, you can count on it being a big event.? In the past, they’ve pulled out all the stops to welcome Tippi Hedren, Butch Patrick, and Mary Badham and each of those ... Read full article


SUMMER UNDER THE STARS BLOGATHON: in ELMER GANTRY (1960)

By Lara on Aug 28, 2013 From Backlots

Today’s star of the day on TCM is the ever-popular , a talented and versatile performer who made a name for herself in movie musicals and ultimately went on to steal America’s heart as Mrs. Partridge on the 1970′s television series “The Partridge Family.” A... Read full article


(28 August SUTS) (1)

By Margaret Perry on Aug 28, 2013 From The Great Katharine Hepburn

(28 August SUTS) This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Classic Movies can be found HERE. "Deep down I am a small-town girl... Read full article


Day 28:

By Jill Blake on Aug 28, 2013 From Sittin' on a Backyard Fence

Thanks to everyone who participated in yesterday’s tribute to Martin Balsam. Please make sure to check out all the wonderful contributions dedicated to Balsam.? For the next 24 hours we honor a living legend: the lovely . On to the blogging… There?s more to come, so stay... Read full article


(28 August SUTS)

By Margaret Perry on Aug 28, 2013 From The Great Katharine Hepburn

(28 August SUTS) Labels: , Summer Under the Stars Blogathon This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Cl... Read full article


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Shirley Jones Quotes:

[In song]
Marian Paroo: There was love all around, but I never heard it singing. No I never heard it at all, Till There Was You.


[last lines]
Eddie: It's Regent 4-8599
Tom Corbett: [Dials phone]
Eddie: [leaves apartment, rings Elizabeth's doorbell twice] You're phone's ringing.
Elizabeth Marten: What?
Eddie: Your telephone.
Elizabeth Marten: No it's not, Eddie.
[Phone rings]
Eddie: You better pick it up, it could be important, very important. Hurry.
Elizabeth Marten: Hello?


Laurey: Oh, I thought you were somebody.


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Received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Point Park College (Pittsburgh, PA)

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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).

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