Back in the 1950s, Jones was the muse for musical duo Rodgers & Hammerstein and starred in two of their musicals onscreen Oklahoma! in 1955 and Carousel in 1956.
However, Jones didnt win the role of Maria in The Sound Of Music in 1965 the part went to Andrews even though the actress had only starred in two movies at the time.
Says Jones: That was probably the one big one we both really wanted.
Although Jones didnt get the part of Maria, she went on to play Shirley Partridge on The Partridge Family and was one of the nominees at the SAG Awards for her role in the TV movie, Hidden Places.
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