Shirley Jones' new book reveals sexy details
July 23rd, 2013
05:37 PM ET

Shirley Jones' new book reveals sexy details

To the world she will probably always be "Mrs. Partridge," but Shirley Jones new book paints a very different portrait of the actress.

"Shirley Jones: A Memoir" details her tumultuous relationship with actor Jack Cassidy which included affairs for both of them, her relationship with stepson and co-star David Cassidy and her early days in Hollywood.

Fans of the squeaky clean matriarch of "The Partridge Family" will probably be surprised by several of the details – including a menage a trios between her, husband Jack Cassidy and a young female dancer.

"I am nowhere near as breezy and uncomplicated as Mrs. Partridge," Jones writes. "And I'm not a spoiled Hollywood movie star or a jaded TV icon, either."

Jones, who won the Academy Award for best supporting actress in 1960 for her role in "Elmer Gantry," documents everything from her early stage career to her encounters with movie stars like Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. The book goes on sale today.


Filed under: Books • Celebrities

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  1. Shirley still has a s-x life with Marty

    We attached this one too that weeks jealousy games.

    August 4, 2013 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jim

    She looks like Boy George from the 80's. :)

    July 30, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SHIRLEY GONNA PLAY IN THE BAnD WITH KEITH....DEAL WITH IT...THANKS

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    July 25, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. SHIRLEY IS NOT GOING AWAY FROM KEITH ANYTIME SOON ....GET USED TOO IT.

    THANKS

    July 25, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. CHECK AND SEE IF BRENDON IS THE REAL BRENDON..THANKS.

    DOC IT.

    July 25, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. FAKE RAT HACK FAKE NAMED RAT...HAS ALL WEBSITES BLOCKED...WE CAN'T RESPOND TOO MARRIAGE WEBSITES...DISCRIMINATION FAT RAT HACKER...

    -

    July 25, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. brendon

    Shirley starred as Marian the librarian opposite Robert Preston as Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's "The Music Man." One of the greatest musicals of all time! Even appeals to my generation...and so does Shirley, I might add...

    July 25, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rainbow Trouser Trout

    I would pork that old broad something fierce.

    July 25, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cindy

    I heard years ago that she spent time on directors' couches. Anything in the book about that?

    July 24, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      A lot of actresses (and actors) of her generation rode the casting couch in order to further their careers. It was expected of them.

      July 25, 2013 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  10. Prof. Fizzletwit

    That's a right jaunty hat Ms. Jones is sporting there, eh?

    July 24, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Christal lee

    Back in those days people just didnt do those thing and talk about it like it was good hot candy and it made her happy.

    July 24, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  12. Keith

    Come on get happy!

    July 24, 2013 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
    • ※Sadie※

      Kind of sounds like Shirley Jones got happy quite a bit! lol...

      July 24, 2013 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Chicago Joe

      There was happiness all around – google pics of her: She was a blazing hot goddess of love. Shoot, she still looks good. A three way with her and another dancer? That's a memory for a lifetime.

      July 24, 2013 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  13. tombesson

    Shirley, you jest?

    July 24, 2013 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  14. USMC5053

    Sorry to see Ms Jones using her stupid life choices to sell a book. Loved her in 'Carousel' and Oklahoma. Cassidy was insane (read 'Death in Hollywoodland') and died as a result of his madness.

    July 24, 2013 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
  15. First in line at the booksigning

    Mmmmm, a fantasy come true, Ms. Partridge. Spare no detail!

    July 23, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  16. jerry don't know ish

    Jerry,

    Did any of them sleep with Shirley Jones?

    Then STFU

    July 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  17. ejohnston

    OMG, benefactors?!!! I've always wanted to date a "benefactor" and a "Specialist millionaire" ever since I was a little girl.
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for taking the time to post this important information from your American village.

    July 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |

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