Inspired by a former president, Shirley Jones can’t wait to jump into her birthday plans.
The Oscar-winning actress and singer says she’ll take her very first skydive on Monday — her 80th birthday.
“That’s something I wanted to do all my life,” Jones said Friday. The inspiration to try comes from former President George H.W. Bush’s jumps on several birthdays, including when he turned 85 in 2009.
“When I saw him do it I thought, ‘Wow, if he can do this, I can,'” Jones said.
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Happy birthday to a lovely, classy lady who’s been on stage, screen & TV but who babyboomers probably know best as Mama Partridge on The Partridge Family. Wishing Shirley Jones all the best on her 80th!