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_Z-D JKINGSPOHT TIMES Wednesday, September 16, 1970 SHIRLEY JONES Her Debut In Comedy Academy Award winner Shirley Jones makes her television series acting debut as Shirley in Ihe new ABC Television Network's musical cotticdy halt-hour, "The Partridge Family." The musical comedy star was born in Srnithtmvn, Pa. Her father, Paul Jones (deceased), owned a brewery there and her mother, Marjorie William Jones, was a housewife. Shirley attended South Hur.tirgton Township High School and later joined the. Playhouse School of Drama in Pittsburgh. She started singing when she was three and was active In church choirs an high school plays She became "Miss Pittsburgh" and the runner-up for Ihe "Miss Pennsylvania" in the Miss America competition and (he following year was singing in Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera productions. She next auditioned for Rodgors and Hammerslein and won a part in the chorus of "South Pacific." A small role in "Me and Juliet" followed, pnd she later played the lead in Ihe national touring company. The turning point in her career was the lead in the movie version of "Oklahoma!" But it wasn't until several feature film roles later that she received recognition as an actress. Her performance as Lulu Baines in "Elmer Gantry" won her an Oscar. She next co-starred with Robert Preston in "The Music Man." Among her other films are "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" with Glenn Ford, "Bedtime Story," co-starring with Marlon Brando anrt Dnvid Is'iven, "Fluffy," "T h e Secret of My Success" and "April Love." Miss Jones has appeared in over 40 major Division shows including most of TV's fop drama and variety shows. She was nominated for a J969-70 Emmy for her performance in the World Premiere film, "Silent Night, Loneh' Night." She recently completed the motion picture "The Happy Knding" with Jean Simmons and John Forsylhe. Shirley met her husband, actor Jack Cassidy, while working in "Oklahoma!" They have appeared in several productions together including the National Theatre Guild tour of "Wait Until Dark" in 1968. The Cassidys have three sons Shawn Paul, 11, Patrick- William, 8 and Ryan John 4. Jack's son by a former marriage David Cassidy, co-siars as Shirley's oldest son in "The Partridge Famiiy." Tne Cassidys make their home in Beverly Hills, a short driving distance from where David lives Immortality, Man's Dream Shirley Jones Shirley Jones stars as Shirley Partridge, the mother of a very groovy singing clan who -accidentally became one of the top rock groups in the country, on "The Partridge Family" premiering on the ABC Television Network, and aired on Fridays, (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT). Former Miss Memphis Stars Again While still in her teens, Barbara Anderson was voted "Miss Memphis" and missed by a half-vote being selected as "Miss Tennessee" for the "Miss America" contest. In her first season as Officer Eve Whilfield on NBC- TV's "Ironside," colorcast Thursdays, Barbara won an Emmy for "Best Supporting Actress." Supposedly a sophisticated San Francisco socialite who joined the Police Force to give her life stimulation, Officer Whitfield is a valuable and attractive asset to Chief Ironside, a wheelchair-bound detective. In real-life actress Barbara Anderson is equally devoted to her teacher and mentor, Raymond Burr, who is a hard taskmaster for all the young' members of the "Ironside" cast. Brooklyn-born Barbara was the child of a Navy enlisted man and his wife. Her childhood, spent chiefly in Texas and Tennessee, was far from luxurious and she associates the time between dropping out of Memphis Stale University to pursue her career and her signing by Universal Studios more with peanut butter sandv?iches than with caviar. 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Immortality has been a dream of man throughout Ihe ages. But, granted unending life, would it prove to be a curse as well as a blessing? This is the question that is raised ip "The Immortal," a new, hour-long ABC Television Network series s t a r r i n g Christopher George. George plays race driver Sterling Returns Thrillers "Rod Selling's N i g h t Gallery," which is one of four- individual series included in NBC-TV's t o t a l l y new programming concept, "Four- In-One," which features four major series in one time period, will be colorcast on t h e N B C N e t w o r k Wednesdays. Bizarre tales, classic and eontemoorary, w i l l be presented during this six part series. Each program will consist typically of two stories -- one long and one short -- featuring all-star c a s t s , linked together by host- narrator Serlinp. Stylized portraits of the major characters will accent the bizarre plot twists. Viewers can look forward to unforgettable Dortraits of strange and haunting peonle, to dramatic encounters which run the gamut of human eruptions: love, hafe. Jealnusv, pitV'- s and tenderness. Rich, co1nrful. 1% Maugham-like plots with sharp, surprising 0. Henry-like endines are part of the Berlins tradition. Sorling will write most of the stories. Already'lined uo for "Nitfhl Gallerv" are TV rights to "The House" by. noted lain French author^ Andre Maurois; Algernon Blackwood's ghost story, "Th« Doll"; and Cvri! M. Kornbluth's "The Little Black Bag." All three pronerties will be adapted for TV by host Rod Serling, who has completed five originals for the new series as well. Ray Bradbury, the master science fiction writer (over 1,000 stories, including the recently filmed "Illustrated Man" and -"Farenheit 451") has been signed to write three originals for "Rod Serling's Night Gallery." Ben Richards, a man whose blood contains antibodies jhat make him immune to all diseases -- including old age. Ben Richards knows that he has Ihe opportunity to create a better world for all men. But others, seeking immortality for Ihe power it would give them, want to exploit him. There is no escape because not everyone can share in Ms secret. Because his life Is not' his own, Ben Richards Is constantly on the run, trusting no one. Knowledge of 'the promise his remarkable blood holds turns friend against friend, brother a g a i n s t brother. Ben also is searching for his own brother, whom he has not seen since birth because, if he too has immortality, \he must be warned. , "The Immortal" will be filmed in Hollywood and on location. Anthony Wilson is Ihe executive producer of "The Immortal" a n d R i c h a r Caffey is the producer. The series is a Paramount TV production. 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He achieved stardom and fame for his five-year portrayal of the neurosurgeon in "Ben Casey" on the ABC Television Network series. One of seven children born to Vincenzo and Julia Zoine, immigrants from. Italy, he attended public schools in Brooklyn. From the time he was 14 years of age he worked summers as a lifeguard except for one in which be worked 1 with his father, a bricklayer, on New York's Eighth Avenue subway. He attended Ohio State University on an athletic scholarship until his junior year when he transferred to the University of Hawaii, noted for aquatic champions. Acute appendicitis eliminated him from the national s w i m m i n g : championship finals and while recuperating from surgery,'Vince, who had been active in amateur theater productions, decided to become an actor. He then enrolled at \the American Academy in New York. He made ' his Broadway debut in "High Button Shoes" and toured with the road company in "Come Back, Little Sheba." Moving to television, he appeared in some 50 live shows in New York, including virtually all the major anthology series. In Hollywood he guest- starred on TV in.such series as ' ' T h e Untouchables," "General Electric Theater," "The Alfred Hitchcock Show" and "The Deputy." His recent motion picture credits include "The Victors," "Devil's Brigade" and "The Hammerhead" with Judy Geeson,' a C o l u m b i a production filmed in London and Portugal. The actor has his own production and recording companies and has made four best-selling alburns. He also has performed as a nightclub headltner in Lai Vegas and Los Angeles. Edwards directed some "B«n Casey" episodes and plans to continue in this field. He is also involved in writing for television. Among his avocational pursuits is photography, at which he excels. FOOTBALL IS HERE. 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