“Forgotten Hollywood”- Shirley Jones Freefalls to 80!

Posted on March 29, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

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   Inspired by a former president, Shirley Jones can’t wait to jump into her birthday plans. The Oscar-winning actress and singer says she’ll take her very first skydive on Monday;  her 80th birthday. Inspiration to try comes from former President George H.W. Bush’s parachuting on several birthdays, including when he turned 85 in 2009. It was either skydiving or the other top item on her to-do list, an African safari to satisfy the animal lover in her.     SHIRLEY JONES —>

   She will be jumping in tandem with an instructor in Perris, a popular Southern California skydiving spot, according to her husband, comedian Marty Ingels. He was taken aback when she suggested the idea, but, Marty has since come around. Her children… not so much. Her biggest opponent is Shaun Cassidy. She understands her sons’ concerns, especially since she has arthritis.

   Family members, including twelve grandchildren, are planning a big party on Sunday. She’s also welcoming a friend she’s known since they were in third grade back in a small town in Pennsylvania. The clan plan on staying for the jump, which scares her less than turning 80.

   Jones, who starred in television’s The Partridge Family in the 1970s, gained fame with the motion picture versions of Broadway musicals, The Music ManOklahoma!, and Carousel. She won an Academy Award for the 1960 drama Elmer Gantry.

   For a lifetime of memories, it’s one way to get a drop on age. And, so it goes…

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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