Shirley & Marty: An Unlikely Love Story

Shirley Jones, Author, Marty Ingels, Author William Morrow & Company $19.95 (335p) ISBN 978-0-688-08457-8
Oscar Award-winner Jones first performed at age 20 in 1954 and was married two years later to actor Jack Cassidy, an alcoholic. They had been only recently divorced in 1976 when he died in a fire, and Ingels, a Jewish comic from Brooklyn, began courting Jones. Their story, told in turns with Herskowitz, coauthor with Dan Rather of The Camera Never Blinks, is moving and hysterically funny. Afflicted by acute panic attacks, Ingels had lost a prized TV role, was broke and a loser in the eyes of Cassidy's sons and his own. But the self-assured Jones knew a real lover when she found him; and love did conquer all, including Ingels's severe illness and his step- and own sons. During their marriage of 15 years, Ingels has run a Hollywood talent agency. Photos not seen by PW. First serial to the Star. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/01/1990
Release date: 08/01/1990
Genre: Nonfiction
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