Shirley Jones Responds to “Bitch” Remark from Florence Henderson
Hollywood, CA (rushprnews) June 6, 2007 – The following is a response advisory from Oscar winning actress Shirley Jones to the remark aimed at her from famed TV actress Florence Henderson yesterday.
Background: About forty years ago, when the Brady Bunch and the Partridge Family were ruling the prime time remotes, the tabloids couldnâ€™t get enough of any fodder suggesting a brewing feud between the stars, Florence Henderson & Shirley Jones; But uncontentious and non-competitive as the two gentle ladies were, there were no takers, and the â€œfeud storiesâ€ died early deaths.
That was forty years ago- Stop the pressesâ€¦ Somebody call the National Enquirerâ€¦ The two ladies (both septuagenarians now and well into active and successful lives off their own) may be at a juicy ROUND ONE of a long-awaited senior square-off. Weâ€™ll know for sure in a day or two, but hereâ€™s what we know so far:
As some back-drop for the incident, we know that both women have made an extra effort, since the Partridge/Brady days to break free of that squeaky-clean family mom imageâ€¦.. Shirley with some of her movie rolls and Florence, it is said, in her personal appearances.
And there you have the groundwork for the TheaterMania feature interview with Florence Henderson, by Michael Portantiere, that appeared on its website June 3rd to promote Florenceâ€™s upcoming one woman show. This segment appeared as part of a longer Q&A piece:
Question- â€œWere you up for the film versions of an
Answer- â€œYes, Oklahoma! â€“ But that bitch Shirley Jones
To see full interview with Flornce Hebnderson go to: http://www.theatermania.com/content/news.cfm/story/10847Actual response from Shirley Jones: Shirley Jones (now appearing back east in the Pittsburgh CLO production of OKLAHOMA) was quoted by close friends who read the Henderson piece to her:
“Well, I’ve known Florence Henderson a hundred years and I’ve never known her to be a tough guy – And this kinda’ sleaze isn’t really Florenceâ€™s style, unless one of two things: “Either she was smiling when she said it (no mention of that by the writer) in which case I’m smiling too… OR she wasn’t smiling when she said it, in which case ‘the new Florence Henderson’ is about to see how it feels to get her block knocked off by ‘an old and well-trained Danny Bonaduce’s mama’.”
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