THE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS I Abilene, Texas, Sunday Morning, March M, IJÂ«S-| Shelley 'Growing' Info Welch Robs HOLLYWOOD -- The script for a Lancer episode on CBS-TV called for tf fiery girl, "a robust, rawboned woman along the lines of a Raqucl Welch, whose sexiness showed through her garments." Hardly the kind of role you'd hand to a. girl who formerly played Donna Reed's sweet and wholesome daughter. But after an amusing "Who, me!" acknowledgement, Shelley Fabares accepted the part. And not because a now fully-grown, 25-year-old beauty was about to concede anything to the voluptuous Miss Welch, "I couldn't believe that description nf the part." laughs Shelley, "but then wardrobe gave "me a velvet riding habit that Raquel 'Bandolero'." w o r e m pushed SHELLEY discreetly refused pally to say whether they had to let career SHELLEY FABARES . 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Â« Â«TCUe) Joan Rivers Financial Final Movie: ' Ride and Kill Jlovie: Man or Beast Al Burton"(lÂ«:Srj 111:5:1) News (1Z:30) (News (i::JO) for anything. I'm not that desperate for a MEET ALLAN JONES out or take in the garment. But the incident serves to illustrate "Right after the series ended, I was only seen as a sweet girl that a 5-3, long-haired brunette t ype. I made a Mr. Novak. " -- - - - has come of age to play adult roles. "I've been pretty busy the past few years since Donna's scries went off," reports Shelley. "I haven't .exactly SOUTH TEXAS LUMBER COiHP.'ViVY 4042 N. lit . . Pre-Finishcd PANELING 2 4 ft. 8 ft. Size YOUR DEVOE PAINT DEALER BROOKHOLLOW CENIEr! SERVING DAILY Mon. thru Thurl. 11:30 om to 2 pm 5:00 pm to 9 pm Friday I Saturday 11:30 am to 2 pm 5:00 pm to 10 pm Sundays 11:00 am to 2 pm 5:00 pm to 9 pm STEAKS! SEAFOOD! desserts! .salads! soffdrinks! . SELF SERVICE child's plate, always Twilight Zone, and a few others and a pilot for Meet Me in St. Louis that didn't sell." Actually, Shelley can. look back on a long list of accomplishments duriilg her tender years. She was mod- cling children's clothes at 4. After s pan. on a Sinatra special in 1953, she moved into dramatic shows like Loretta Young, Annie Oakley, Playhouse 90 and Matinee Theater. Her first movie was "Never S a y Goodbye" in 1955. Â·AND I'VE been in three Elvis Presley movies," she adds. "They've been the. best things to work on." She attributes her recent spate of TV activity to a change in agents last year: "I know it sounds so Hollywoodish to say that, but it's true.. Since then I've worked on a Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Daniel Boone and Bonanza." Shelley benefited from on-lhe- job training. She never attended a dramatic school, 'I think I've learned the most from Donna, simply because I've been around her the longest," she says. "I've picked up her voice patterns and movement of hands and especially comedy liming. From Elvis I learned something aboul singing. "Which reminds me," she had lo laugh, "of the lime Paul Petersen -- remember, he was my brother in the series--and I made a record. Mr. Owen (producer Tony Owen, Donna's husband) wanted us to make it Because of the s e r i e s ' popularity. We got a gold record for selling a million copies of Johnny Angel', but it was just agonizing, honest!" It's the kind of fun thing.that only Sheliey, Paul, Donna Reed nnd Carl Betz can still laugh about today, for they represent unique group.They are the only members of a former | series who remain very close 'riends. They get together (or a llunch once every month. MuBti-Branched Career Keeps 'Oldtimer' Going By FRANK LANGLEY NEW YORK -- On a recent Generation Gap program, a youthful panel member was asked, "who is Allan Jones?" The youngster flashed a brilliant smile of recognition and shouted, "I know that. He's Jack Jones' father. I think he was a singer, too." To the older generation, the answer was poignantly true, Allan Jones was one of the most popular motion picture singers of his day and is still greatly in demand for touring companies of such- productions as "Paint Your Wagon." "Guys and Dolls." and "Carousel."' And he is becoming increasingly in demand for snows like Joey Bishop's and Johnny Carson's. The Jones career goes back 30 years when he jumped from simple stardom to fame and a chunk of fortune with his rendition of "The Donkey Serenade" in a movie tilled 'The Firefly." To this day, the record remains the third largest just a hare-brained adventure. We are thinking about flights! over the pole and astronauts: who may have to come down in lr 3V starring Butt Lancaster, ALLAN JONES similar frozen areas, and wej have both the Air Force and NASA interested in the project "The problem with jumping in 1 this area is one of temperature; plus whal's called the wind-chill faclor. Between the force of the air on the surface of the skin, plus the temperature which we estimate will be about GO degrees below zero, we figure the temperature on a free falling parachutist will be below MO degrees below zero. We want to see what effect that will have on Hie jumper." Jones sat tack and looked at us quizzicrlly. "Sounds _crazy. Thursday Highlights 7-Â« (CBS) The jbnÂ»thÂ»Â« Winters Show stars John Davidson, Phil Whitchawk-'and Alice " Ghostley, with regulars Dick Curtis and Cliff Anquette, *-10:20 (CBS) -- TfceTtarstoy Night Movie is "Seven Days in Kirk Douglas. Fredric March and Ava Gardner in the story of an attempted coup by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A 1D64 release." - . . . 8-10 (N'BC) -- The Dean Mfartjn Show stars Michael Landoa, Dom D: Luise, Bobbie fanin, Stu Gilliam, Will Jordan aid the Kids Next Door. - s o u n d s crazy, doesn't it? doesn't it?" he mused, "But it's seller in records. the history of RCA DESPITE Ihis lengthy history, Jones still plays leading roles, written for men 30 years younger: roles such as Sky Maslerson in "Guys and Dolls" and Billy Bigelow in "Carousel." 'I keep aclive," 1he lanned slar said recently, "and not just with show business. There was a time when settled on my ranch in California just to raise horses; 1 was up every morning at the " of dawn and enjoying minute of the working day." But show people are not destined to slay from the :oo long, and wh that first road company offer, grabbed at it," "But I didn't give up the horse-breeding; I just extended mv activities in two directions." AS HE spoke, Jones lifted a finger revealing a simple gold ring that appeared to liave a few meaningless lumps on lop. "Now," he continued, "I am going in still further directions as this ring can prove. I've become interested in-: several mining operations in northern Canada. These lillle lumps on this ring are actually small nuggets of gold that I picked up on one of my claims." But his greatest interest at the moment has nothing to do with | mining, horses or show business. It's sky diving. "I have a good friend who is in the mining business with me," he said, "and he is a longtime sky; diver. I don't jumpj myself, bul we are embarked on a real adventure that has both of i us excited. ! 'WE ARE going to the North Pole in abut a month to experiment with a- free tail! directly over the Pole, It's not ie kind of thing that keeps an Id timer like me going." 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