Shirley's Back-story


OK, from this web page, we now know Shirley Partridge's maiden name. But my question is this: Did they ever mention what she was doing before they formed the family band? Had she had a background in show business? What happened to Mr.Partridge? Maybe she had starred in The Music Man on Broadway?

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What gives you the idea that Partridge was her maiden name?


Is there anything in the show that suggests it?

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Re-read what the op said...nothing in the post suggests Partridge is her maiden name. It's obviously her married name. They were stating they learned what her maiden name was.

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Her maiden name was Renfrew. We learn that from episodes where her parents visit. Before joining the band, she was a bank teller. I wish we'd learned more about the dad but man, that did NOT happen in television at that time.

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LOL that last one was funny...an in joke to Shirley Jones (in addition to which they share the same common girls/woman's name!) Maybe Carol Brady starred in roles that Florence Henderson actually did.

PROFILE PIC:Courtney Thorne-Smith.

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