Shirley Jones, the celebrated actress known for her roles in “The Music Man” and “The Partridge Family,” recently marked her 90th birthday in a special celebration attended by her three sons—Shaun Cassidy, Ryan Cassidy, and Patrick Cassidy.

The event, which took place on the eve of her March 31 birthday, was highlighted with a touching family photo that was shared on social media.

Shaun Cassidy, one of her sons, took to Instagram to share his sentiments about the momentous occasion. He affectionately referred to his mother as “Miss Pittsburgh,” celebrating her legacy and impact. “Happy 90th birthday to Miss Pittsburgh! What an incredible night,” Shaun wrote in his heartfelt post, commemorating the star’s storied career and personal influence.

The family gathering was poignant as it also remembered Shirley Jones’s late stepson, David Cassidy, who co-starred with her in “The Partridge Family” as Keith Partridge. David passed away in 2017 at the age of 67 after battling dementia and suffering organ failure.

In addition to the social media tribute, Shaun Cassidy expressed his thoughts about his mother’s influence and character in a message on his website. He depicted Shirley Jones as a perennial optimist who cherishes the simple joys of life such as family, nature, and laughter. “In one week, on Easter Sunday, this small-town girl from Western Pennsylvania, who grew up to become a movie star but who never acted like one, will celebrate her 90th birthday,” he shared.

Shaun detailed Shirley’s remarkable journey in the entertainment industry, noting her acclaimed performances in the film adaptations of “Oklahoma” and “Carousel,” as well as her Oscar-winning role in “Elmer Gantry.” However, he emphasized that her most iconic role was playing Shirley Partridge in “The Partridge Family.”

Reflecting on the upcoming family celebrations, Shaun conveyed a deep appreciation for his mother’s presence and her enduring health. “Her kids and grandkids will gather to share all of these things and more with mom, grateful to have her with us, and blessed by her good health. Happy Birthday Mom. Thanks for always offering us ground in an uncertain world, and for inspiring so many with your talent and heart. I love you,” he concluded.

A week before her milestone birthday, Shaun shared a nostalgic throwback photo of his mother, celebrating the significant journey she has had. “One week from today, on Easter Sunday, my mother turns ninety. What a journey she’s had. I’ve shared a bit about her at the link below and in my bio. Happy Birthday Mom! #ShirleyJones,” he captioned the photo, inviting fans and followers to learn more about her inspiring life story.

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