Actress and singer Shirley Jones has appeared in movies like
The Music Man, and
Carousel, and is well known for her role as Shirley Partridge on the television show,
The Partridge Family. The collection consists of television scripts, screenplays for produced and unproduced motion pictures, and stage plays
related to Jones's career.
Shirley Mae Jones was born in Smithson, Pennsylvania on March 31, 1934. Shortly after graduating from high school, she won
Miss Pittsburgh beauty competition(1952) and was named first runner-up in the Miss Pennsylvania Pageant, which earned her
a scholarship to the Pittsburgh Playhouse. She made her Broadway debut in Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein's
South Pacific (1953). In 1954, Rogers and Hammerstein arranged for Jones to audition for the film version of
Oklahoma! ; she had landed the lead role of Laurey, and her film career was on its way. Jones was featured in popular musicals of the
April Love (1957), and
Never Steal Anything Small (1959).
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