Monday, July 15, 2013

Hollywood Confidential: Shirley Jones and Creepy Jack Cassidy

Hollywood really is Hollyweird...

David Cassidy's nickname was "Donk"
Jack Cassidy:  Hope I die before I grow old...be careful what you wish for!  
David Cassidy says: Jack was a rotten, alcoholic father who cheated on David's beloved stepmother (and TV mom), Shirley Jones, dissed his son's success, smooched an appalled Jack Klugman in a crowded movie-studio elevator, and jumped Cole Porter's bones, partly to advance a career that was less than stellar. When David recalls how his dad turned down the Ted Baxter role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show — Jack's one shot at true fame — a gloating tone creeps into his voice.

Shirley Jones was into the creepy guys...
David Cassidy with step mom no.  Cassidy with Susan Dey?  Oh yeah







5 comments:

  1. Jack always worked, something David can't claim to have done. Granted, he never got the lead, but he was a great bad guy.

    As for Shirley and her book, she struck me as not the brightest of bulbs, so trashing her image isn't a surprise.

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    1. The most honest movie bio I have ever read- Shirley is pure steel for having the bravery to write it and I was honoured to read it.I was a fan before, but now I'd go to the wall for her

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  2. I agree what an idiot, anything for money and attention. One would think at 80 she would not want to leave the grand kids that sordid legacy.

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  3. I used to give Shirley Jones credit for having half a brain until I learned more about what she'd been married to. *And I mean both husbands.

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