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Named after child star Shirley Temple, Shirley Jones started singing at the age of six. She started formal training at the age of 12 and would dream of singing with her idol, Gordon MacRae. Upon graduating from high school, Shirley went to New York to audition for the casting director of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Taken by Shirley's beautifully ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 On the Wing (post-production)
Mrs. Ryburn
 2014 Over the Garden Wall (TV Mini-Series)
Beatrice's Mother / Additional Voices
- Chapter 10: The Unknown (2014) ... Beatrice's Mother (voice)
- Chapter 9: Into the Unknown (2014) ... Beatrice's Mother / Additional Voices (voice)
 2014 Waiting in the Wings: The Musical
Broadway Diva
 2011-2014 Raising Hope (TV Series)
Christine / Burt's Mom
- Hot Dish (2014) ... Christine
- Burt Mitzvah: The Musical (2013) ... Christine
- Burt's Parents (2011) ... Burt's Mom
 2013 Miracle at Gate 213 (TV Movie)
Rita Goodrich
 2013 Zombie Night (TV Movie)
Nana
 2013 A Strange Brand of Happy
Mildred
 2013 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Sophie
- It's Alive (2013) ... Sophie
 2013 Cougar Town (TV Series)
Anne
- Don't Fade on Me (2013) ... Anne
- This Old Town (2013) ... Anne
 2013 Family Weekend
GG
 2013 Talent Watch (TV Series)
Guest
- Night of 100 Stars Oscar Party (2013) ... Guest
 2012 Good Luck Charlie (TV Series)
Grandma Linda Duncan
- A Duncan Christmas (2012) ... Grandma Linda Duncan
- Welcome Home (2012) ... Grandma Linda Duncan
 2012 Laid Off (TV Series)
Nana
- Perfect Persona (2012) ... Nana
- It Gets Better (2012) ... Nana
 2012 Victorious (TV Series)
Mona Patterson
- Car, Rain & Fire (2012) ... Mona Patterson
 2011 Carnal Innocence (TV Movie)
Della Duncan
 2011 Venice Heat (TV Movie)
Mrs. Bagwell
 2009 Ruby & the Rockits (TV Series)
Shirley Gallagher
- 50 Ways to Heave Your Mother (2009) ... Shirley Gallagher
 2009 The Cleaner (TV Series)
Lola Zellman
- Does Everybody Have a Drink? (2009) ... Lola Zellman
 2009 Family Dinner (Video short)
Dr. Jones
 2009 Generic Thriller
Thalia
 2008 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Colleen Brady
- Episode #1.10757 (2008) ... Colleen Brady
- Episode #1.10756 (2008) ... Colleen Brady
- Episode #1.10755 (2008) ... Colleen Brady
- Episode #1.10754 (2008) ... Colleen Brady
- Episode #1.10753 (2008) ... Colleen Brady
 2007 Christmas Is Here Again (Video)
Victoria Claus (voice)
 2006 Monarch Cove (TV Series)
Grace Foster
- Episode #1.14 (2006) ... Grace Foster (credit only)
- Episode #1.12 (2006) ... Grace Foster (credit only)
- Episode #1.11 (2006) ... Grace Foster (credit only)
- Episode #1.10 (2006) ... Grace Foster
- Episode #1.9 (2006) ... Grace Foster
 2006 Hidden Places (TV Movie)
Aunt Batty
 2004 Raising Genius
Aunt Sis
 2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Felicity Bradshaw
- Choice (2003) ... Felicity Bradshaw
 2002 Manna from Heaven
Bunny
 2001 Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (TV Series)
Mary Colomby
- Vegas Mother's Day: Part 2 (2001) ... Mary Colomby
 1999 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Lydia
- Little Orphan Hilda (1999) ... Lydia
 1998-1999 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Celia
- A House Reunited (1999) ... Celia
- Drew's Holiday Punch (1998) ... Celia
- Drew Dates a Senior (1998) ... Celia
 1998 Gideon
Elly Morton
 1998 Melrose Place (TV Series)
Teresa Lewis
- Where the Hookers Grow (1998) ... Teresa Lewis
 1997 Dog's Best Friend (TV Movie)
Ethel
 1995 Deadly Games (TV Series)
Shirley / Evil Shirley
- One Mean Mother (1995) ... Shirley / Evil Shirley
 1994-1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Barbara Mansfield / Barbara Manchester
- Who Killed the Gadget Man? (1995) ... Barbara Mansfield
- Who Killed the Romance? (1994) ... Barbara Manchester
 1991 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Jean McDowell
- The Way We Are (1991) ... Jean McDowell
 1988-1990 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Ann Owens Arden / Kathleen Lane
- Shear Madness (1990) ... Ann Owens Arden
- The Body Politic (1988) ... Kathleen Lane
 1989 Charlie (TV Movie)
Charlie Hannon
 1988 The Slap Maxwell Story (TV Series)
Kitty
- Episode #1.22 (1988) ... Kitty
- Episode #1.17 (1988) ... Kitty
- Episode #1.16 (1988) ... Kitty
- Episode #1.15 (1988) ... Kitty
- Episode #1.14 (1988) ... Kitty
 1983-1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Joan Gilbert / Claire Langley
- Discoveries (1987) ... Joan Gilbert
- Hotel (1983) ... Claire Langley
 1985 There Were Times, Dear (TV Movie)
Susanne Millard
 1984 Tank
LaDonna
 1984 Betsy (Short)
 1981 Inmates: A Love Story (TV Movie)
E.F. Crown
 1980 The Children of An Lac (TV Movie)
Betty Tisdale
 1979-1980 Shirley (TV Series)
Shirley Miller
- Teddy Roosevelt Slept Here (1980) ... Shirley Miller
- The Three Dates of Shirley Miller (1980) ... Shirley Miller
- Fenced In (1980) ... Shirley Miller
- On the Skids (1980) ... Shirley Miller
- Visions of Christmas Past (1979) ... Shirley Miller
 1979 A Last Cry for Help (TV Movie)
Joan Muir
 1978 Who'll Save Our Children? (TV Movie)
Sarah Laver
 1978 Evening in Byzantium (TV Movie)
Constance Dobson
 1977 Yesterday's Child (TV Movie)
Laura Talbot
 1977 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Ellyn Mandrake
- Philip's Game (1977) ... Ellyn Mandrake
 1975 The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV Movie)
Jenny Dolan
 1975 Winner Take All (TV Movie)
Eleanor Anderson
 1975 The Family Nobody Wanted (TV Movie)
Helen Doss
 1973 The Girls of Huntington House (TV Movie)
Anne Baldwin
 1971 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series)
 1970 But I Don't Want to Get Married! (TV Movie)
Evelyn Harris
 1969 The Happy Ending
Flo Harrigan
 1969 Silent Night, Lonely Night (TV Movie)
Katherine Johnson
 1969 El golfo
María O'Hara
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Jackie Harding
- The Third Choice (1969) ... Jackie Harding
 1968 Out of the Blue (TV Movie)
Dr. Aphrodite
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Peggy Ruby
- The Royal Follies of 1933 (1967) ... Peggy Ruby
 1965 The Secret of My Success
Marigold Marado
 1965 Fluffy
Janice Claridge
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Helen
- The Shattered Glass (1964) ... Helen
 1964 Dark Purpose
Karen Williams
 1963 A Ticklish Affair
Amy Martin
 1963 The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Elizabeth Marten
 1962 The Comedy Spot (TV Series)
Betty Stevens
- For the Love of Mike (1962) ... Betty Stevens
 1961 Two Rode Together
Marty Purcell
 1960 Pepe
Suzie Murphy
 1959 Bobbikins
Betty Barnaby
 1959 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Shirley Nielsen
- Shirley Jones Makes Good (1959) ... Shirley Nielsen
 1959 Never Steal Anything Small
Linda Cabot
 1957 April Love
Liz Templeton
 1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- Shadow of Evil (1957)
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Judith Traherne
- Dark Victory (1957) ... Judith Traherne
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
May Marley
- The Big Slide (1956) ... May Marley
 1955 Oklahoma!
Laurey
 1952 Rebound (TV Series)
- I'm You (1952)
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
- For Life (1952)
 1950 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Hired Girl (1950)
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Other Works:

In 1965, she starred in an unsold pilot, directed by Don Taylor, for a proposed NBC comedy series called "Dream Wife". She played a woman who, much to her husband's disgruntlement, could read minds and see into the future. Donald May played the husband. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

(Who let her ex-husband Jack Cassidy be the head of the family): Of course, I've always been independent because of my profession. But I like knowing that Jack is there to make decisions. See more »

Trivia:

Met Eddie Albert on the set of Oklahoma! (1955), which was also Jones's first movie. Their friendship would last for 50 years, until Albert's death on May 26, 2005. See more »

Trademark:

Strong, sultry voice. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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