Shirley Jones is one of the TV moms we all either grew up with watching or caught later in reruns in syndication or on Nickelodeon or TV Land. Of course, long before she was Shirley Partridge, leader of the musical clan in the classic sitcom, “The Partridge Family”, she was an Oscar winning actress for her role as the prostitute in “Elmer Gantry” – opposite Burt Lancaster (Birdman Of Alcatraz). Jones, 79 years old, is married to the hilarious comic, Marty Ingels and she has now released a self described steamy autobiography, chronicling her adventures in Hollywood – both in and out of the bedroom. What is the financial net worth of actress Shirley Jones?
Shirley Jones has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars. Her entertainment career in Hollywood spans over 6 decades now, and she doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Even though she’s more known for her movie and television work, Jones started out on the Broadway stage. In early roles in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”, she so impressed the theater greats, that she became the only singing artist signed to them under contract. Film roles in “Oklahoma”, “Carousel” and “The Music Man” followed, and Jones became one of the most active and acclaimed actresses in the golden age of Hollywood musicals.
It would be the opposite of the kind of role she was usually cast in – wholesome and the girl next door type – that would win Jones an Academy Award. In “Elmer Gantry”, she played a working woman of the streets, who seeks revenge against evangelist con man Gantry, played by the powerful actor Burt Lancaster. In 1970, after turning down the role of Carol Brady in “The Brady Bunch”, Jones accepted the mom role in “The Partridge Family”, which was based on the real lives of family singing group, The Cowsills.
With her new book on her life story, appropriately titled, “Shirley Jones”, Jones may shock some of her fans – both new ones and old – over just how sexually adventurous she could be in her youth. What might also surprise many is the fact that Jones is a Republican, which in Hollywood isn’t exactly a common nor very welcome political party affiliation. Jones is worth an estimated $25 million dollars, so by most anyone’s metric, she can write her own ticket when it comes to most everything which matters.