Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Girl Wednesday - Shirley Jones
I was 11 when the TV hit show The Partridge Family came out, so unfortunately I remember Shirley Jones most as the wise mother foil of David Cassidy, Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce and the other Partridge kids. It's hard to even imagine how big David Cassidy got in the early 1970s, and how weird that phenomenon looks in retrospect, so it's good to remember that Jones was the female lead in three of the greatest Hollywood musicals, Oklahoma, Carousel and The Music Man. Here she is, singing a great love duet from The Music Man with Robert Preston, "Till There Was You."