Partridge Family matriarch tells all
of the stars of 1970s TV hit The Partridge Family, Shirley Jones (pictured), is writing a memoir that reveals she was no Shirley Partridge. The Oscar-winning actress and singer starred in films such as The Music Man and Oklahoma! but is best known as matriarch of the singing TV family. Anyone expecting ‘‘All-American mum’’ Shirley Partridge should be ready for a ‘‘few jolts’’, she says, of the book which will be released next year. The memoir is co-written by celebrity biographer Wendy Leigh.