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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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Stage Play: South Pacific. Musical drama. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. Based on "Tales of the South Pacific" by James A. Michener. Musical Director: Salvatore Dell'Isola. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Musical staging by Joshua Logan. Scenic Design ... See more »

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5' 5½" (1.66 m)

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[Jack and Shirley on the holidays] We always have roast turkey. A big one! Jack likes to make the stuffing, usually the giblets. He's an excellent cook. Then we have mashed potatoes with chopped onions, homemade gravy, tiny peas with new onions, hot biscuits-and mashed rutabaga, an addition because of Jack's German heritage. I also make coleslaw, which he likes. For desert, hot mince meat or ... See more »


The reason she turned down the lead role in The Brady Bunch (1969) is she didn't want to be seen as the mother at home, taking the roast out of the oven. See more »


Voluptous figure. See more »

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