In her new tell-all, “Shirley Jones: A Memoir,” leaked to [email protected] a month ahead of its scheduled release, the Partridge Family matriarch says she was very in tune with the sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll lifestyle of her day.The cast of TV sitcom 'The Partridge Family', circa 1971.If it hadn’t been canceled, I would have been happy to carry on playing Shirley Partridge for another four years,” Jones, 79, writes in the book.“For me and all the rest of the cast, this was the end of an era.”Below, see seven of the biggest revelations from Jones’s days on was a much easier decision.
“Danny was a wild child who came from an unhappy home.
Second, because working on the series would let me be an almost full-time mom and raise my kids.”2.
The ‘s success contributed to her divorce from actor Jack Cassidy.“The stratospheric success of the show took its toll on my marriage to Jack,” Jones writes.
Clockwise, from top right: Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Jeremy Gelbwaks, Suzanne Crough, Danny Bonaduce and Susan Dey. /img/http Image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/huty1886340.jpg" / “At the height of ‘The Partridge Family,’ now and again Jack would pick me up from the studio in the car, then drive us into the garage adjacent to our house, where he would have intercourse with me in the backseat,” she says.
She also reminisces about exotic escapades they enjoyed “wherever and whenever we wanted,” including one go-round on the floor of a sailboat, dalliances in bathtubs and in backstage dressing rooms.