Shirley Jones Discusses Her Two Marriages and Patridge Family Success

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The Lab NYC's Arthur Kade sits down to talk to the legendary Shirley Jones. Shirley, who is best known for her role as the mother on "The Partridge Family" tells us about her tell all book, "Shirley Jones: A Memoir". Shirley lets us know that it was important for her to share both sides of her life  story, saying "People know me, my career only, they don't know what my life has been and if I'm going to write a book, I have to tell them the other side. My two marriages about my children about all of the people that I worked with" Shirley explains the longevity of "The Partridge Family" to us, letting us know that no one knew that the show would have the staying power that it did. She also tells us that she was told not to do a show because she would be typecast, thus killing her movie career, which lead to her turning down "The Brady Bunch" Jones tells us that even though this did happen it was great because she got a chance to have a home life and to raise a family. Jones also talks about how innovative the show was saying, "It was a different kind of show, I was the first working mother on television, and it was a musical family" She also tells us about the dynamic of the show, saying David Cassidy was a great addition and that no one knew he could sing at the time, but it lead to a great pop career for him. Jones tells us more about the relationship she had with Jack Cassidy, saying "I didn't run around with 12 other men, I had two husbands and they were the loves of my life" Shirley also says that in her marriage  to David she was the bread winner, so she would try to step down in order to make Jack feel more comfortable. Shirley compares old Hollywood to new Hollywood, saying that it has changed drastically from when she started. "People only care about themselves, they don't care about the project and the other people involved" For more on Shirley Jones pick up a copy of her book "Shirley Jones: A Memoir"

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