Shirley Jones: What's In The Book, Is In The Book - KMSP-TV

Shirley Jones: What's In The Book, Is In The Book

Posted: Updated:

Who told Frank Sinatra what to do?  Nobody, right? 

Wrong.  Apparently, Frank's wife Ava Gardner was tired of being left alone while he was up in Maine doing the preliminary work for his role opposite Shirley Jones in "Carousel." But Frank didn't stick around to film the movie.  When he found out he'd have to shoot some scenes twice, for technical reasons, he bolted, saying "I signed to do one movie, not two."

Jones was asked about that by Good Day L.A. co-anchor Maria Sansone: "Was he just stubborn?"

Without missing a beat, Jones said, "No. Ava Gardner called him and said, 'unless you get your fanny down here soon, I'm having an affair with Clark Gable."

That's one of several juicy stories in Shirley Jones' new book.  Another is the revelation that she lost her virginity to the man who would become her first husband, "the love of my life," Jack Cassidy, whom she also reveals was bisexual!

She also tells stories about her kids, too, including a description of her son David Cassidy's .. ahem.."physical attributes."

Pretty hot stuff from a woman who's soon to turn 80 years old.

Shirley Jones book signings - weekend of August 2nd:

Friday August 2nd
6:00 PM
AERO THEATER SCREENING & BOOKSIGNING
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA   

Saturday August 3rd
1:00 PM
COSTCO
Westlake Village
5700 Lindero Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA  91362

Sunday, August  4
4:00 PM  PT
VROMAN'S
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA  91109

  • The Latest From Good Day LAMore>>

  • Sadie Murray: Travel Fun For Everyone

    Sadie Murray: Travel Fun For Everyone

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:05:24 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Lifestyle expert and blogger Sadie Murray has got the hottest accessories and gadgets for everyone in the family for your next trip.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Lifestyle expert and blogger Sadie Murray has got the hottest accessories and gadgets for everyone in the family for your next trip.
  • Rachel Zalis: Summer Beach Looks

    Rachel Zalis: Summer Beach Looks

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:03:23 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Rachel Zalis is a style expert and the contributing editor for Women's Health magazine. She's got the hot looks for summer no matter what your personal style.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Rachel Zalis is a style expert and the contributing editor for Women's Health magazine. She's got the hot looks for summer no matter what your personal style.
  • Tori Spelling: An Homage To Donna Martin

    Tori Spelling: An Homage To Donna Martin

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:00:49 GMT

    Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth co-star on the new ABC Family show ‘Mystery Girls’ as former TV detectives who are hired as real detectives several years later.

    Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth co-star on the new ABC Family show ‘Mystery Girls’ as former TV detectives who are hired as real detectives several years later.

  • Celebrity InterviewsCelebrity InterviewsMore>>

  • Tori Spelling: An Homage To Donna Martin

    Tori Spelling: An Homage To Donna Martin

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:00:49 GMT

    Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth co-star on the new ABC Family show ‘Mystery Girls’ as former TV detectives who are hired as real detectives several years later.

    Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth co-star on the new ABC Family show ‘Mystery Girls’ as former TV detectives who are hired as real detectives several years later.

  • Irina Shayk: My First Movie Role, I'm Very Excited

    Irina Shayk: My First Movie Role, I'm Very Excited

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:20:42 GMT

    Irina Shayk is co-starring with Dwayne Johnson in the new ‘Hercules’ movie, where she plays his wife.

    Irina Shayk is co-starring with Dwayne Johnson in the new ‘Hercules’ movie, where she plays his wife.

  • Uzo Aduba: Innocent Like A Child, But Children Aren’t Scary

    Uzo Aduba: Innocent Like A Child, But Children Aren’t Scary

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:16:53 GMT
    She is an American-born actress of Nigerian ancestry. She is known for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in Orange Is the New Black, for which she received a nomination for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
    She is an American-born actress of Nigerian ancestry. She is known for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in Orange Is the New Black, for which she received a nomination for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices