Shirley Jones (Colleen Brady (current) on Days of Our Lives)

Current Character: Colleen Brady (current)

Birthday: 1934-03-31

Birthplace: Born in Charlerio, Pennsylvania, USA

Marital Status: Married, Marty Ingels (Nov 13, 1977- present)


By the tender age of six, Shirley showed early signs of her talent. After high school, she was spotted by a photographer and put into a beauty pageant. She became first runner up and after that, she decided to take off from Pennsylvania to New York and within a matter of a month, she auditioned for and got a spot in "South Pacific". From there, Shirley flew out for a screen test in Hollywood for "Oaklahoma!" and from that point she played in various other roles such as "The Happy Ending", and "Never Steal Anything Small", then she made "The Music Man" with Robert Preston.

Shirley went on to play in the television series, "The Partridge Family". She was the matriarch of her familie's successful singing band. She won awards for her work, she toured with theatre groups and you can still catch her in musicals around the country, or on guest stints on television shows or movies such as "The Drew Carey Show", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", and "I know what you Screamed Last Summer", which is a comical spoof of recent teen horror flicks. Shirley has also been in numerous commercials and print ads over the years. She is a legend and a household name!

Currently, Shirley lives with TV producer Marty Ingels, with whom her website states, she met at an Art Exhibit. They live in Encino California, and her three children, Shaun Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy, Ryan Cassidy and her step-son, David Cassidy, with ex-husband, Jack Cassidy, live nearby and work within the film industry! Shirley comes to Days of Our Lives

Career Highlights

Days of Our Lives Colleen Brady (January 31 2007 - present)
Raising Genius - Aunt Sis (2004)
The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park - Charlotte (2004)
Manna from Heaven - Bunny (2002)
My First Mister - Special Thanks (2001)
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth (video) - Nurse Kervorkian (2000)
Ping! - Ethel Jeffries (2000)
The Adventures of Cinderella's Daughter - Fairy Godmother 2000
Gideon - Elly Morton 1999
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV series) - Lydia (1 episode, 1999)
Little Orphan Hilda - Lydia 1999
Melrose Place (TV series) - Teresa Lewis (1 episode, 1998)
Where the Hookers Grow - Teresa Lewis (1998)
Tank - LaDonna Carey (1994)
The Partridge Family (TV series) - Shirley Renfrew Partridge (1970-1973)

Awards & Acclaim

Won an Oscar. Another 8 wins & 11 nominations.

Academy Awards, USA Won Oscar, Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Elmer Gantry (1960)
Bearfest- Big Bear Lake International Film Festival
Community Appreciation Award

Emmy Awards

Nominated, Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Hidden Places (2006)
Nominated Emmy , Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969)
Nominated Golden Globes, USA (1972)
Nominated, Golden Globe Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy for The Partridge Family (1970)
Nominated, Golden Globe
Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy for The Partridge Family (1970)
To view more of Shirley's awards, please see Shirley's website as listed above.


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