2 of 18: Shirley Jones as Shirley Partridge in 'The Partridge Family' In this photo provided by NBC-TV, Shirley Jones plays a recently widowed mother making a new life in the television series "Shirley," Aug. 14, 1979. She sees the series as more substantial than "The Partridge Family," her earlier series. "This has more honest feelings of a mother," she says of "Shirley." "She's portrayed as today's woman." (AP Photo/NBC-TV)

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