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Shirley Jones is sticking to her orgy guns -- insisting Joan Collins' ex did proposition a foursome way back in the 60s ... even though the story's being yanked from Shirley's book.As TMZ first reported ... Joan convinced the publisher of Shirley's autobiography, that Shirley's tale of an almost sex party with Joan and their husbands ... was untrue -- and got it yanked from all future printings of the book.But last »
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Most know her as Mrs. Partridge on "The Partridge Family." Now, get to know her as an author. Shirley Jones released a memoir Tuesday (July 23) and she's pulling no punches with tales from her personal life, especially the ones related to sex.
Sure, Jones recounts her show business history, from stage to screen, but she also spends some time talking about her first husband, who she refers to as a "sexual Svengali" the Associated Press reports. She dishes on how well-endowed the man, actor and singer Jack Cassidy who was also dad to her "Partridge" co-star David Cassidy, was and how "highly sexed" she found herself at the time. She even recalls a threesome with another woman, which she wasn't too fond of.
Jones and her current husband, comedian Marty Ingels, look back on her earlier years humorously. When asked about his wife's sexual escapades, Ingels jokes, "All that stuff she did with her [first] husband, »
Los Angeles — Shirley Jones opens the door to her house and appears every inch the ladylike Marian the librarian or sweet farm girl Laurey or cheerfully steady Mrs. Partridge, offering a warm smile and handshake.
Her elegant, modestly high-necked jacket is black, her makeup is discreet and her silver hair tidy. Jones' living room has the sort of traditional furniture and knickknacks (exception: a prominent Academy Award) that would fit any suburban house.
It all adds up to the publicly familiar Shirley Jones, whose crystalline soprano voice and dewy prettiness made her an immediate star in the 1950s film versions of "Oklahoma!" and "Carousel" and who captured a subsequent generation of fans in TV's "The Partridge Family" in the 1970s.
Then there's "Shirley Jones," her new autobiography (written with Wendy Leigh and published by Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books imprint) that turns the 79-year-old actress' image on its head in startling – even shocking – ways. »
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