Born on March 31, 1934
From Charleroi, Pennsylvania
Shirley Jones as "Shirley Patridge"
A widowed mother and her five kids form a band and make a hit record, then travel around the country in a groovy school bus. The comedy contrasts life on the road with the cozy suburban life they return to after the show is over. There's feel-good music, hapless adults, scheming kids and heartthrob teens thrown in for good measure.
|Golden Globe (1972)||Nominated||Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy Series or Television Movie|
|Golden Globe (1971)||Nominated||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy|
Shirley Jones as "Marian Paroo"
When Harold Hill (Robert Preston), a traveling con man, arrives in River City, he convinces the locals to start a band by purchasing the uniforms and instruments from him. His intention is to flee as soon as he receives the money. Librarian Marian Paroo (Shirley Jones) suspects Harold is a fraud, but holds her tongue since her moody brother, Winthrop (Ronny Howard), is excited about the band. As Harold begins to develop feelings for Marian, he faces a difficult decision about skipping town.
|Golden Globe (1962)||Nominated||Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy|
Shirley Jones as "Lulu Bains"
When hedonistic but charming con man Elmer Gantry (Burt Lancaster) meets the beautiful Sister Sharon Falconer (Jean Simmons), a roadside revivalist, he feigns piousness to join her act as a passionate preacher. The two make a successful onstage pair, and their chemistry extends to romance. Both the show and their relationship are threatened, however, when one of Gantry's ex-lovers (Shirley Jones) decides that she has a score to settle with the charismatic performer.
|Academy Award (1960)||Won||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Golden Globe (1960)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|