"Shirley Jones comes across sounding like a thoroughly modern woman. Maybe, sometimes, nice girls do finish first." ---AudioFile
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About the Author
Shirley Jones is an American singer and actress of stage, film, and television. In her six decades of show business, she has starred as wholesome characters in a number of well-known musical films, such as Oklahoma!
(1956), and The Music Man
(1962). She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing a vengeful prostitute in Elmer Gantry
(1960). She played Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children in the situation comedy television series The Partridge Family
(1970–1974), co-starring her real-life stepson David Cassidy.