|The Great Shirley & Marty Saga|
Marty Ingels once said of his wife (of 26 years), She lives in a world of flowers and frenzy and sees only flowers. He also said that when they got married in 1977, she received gifts from all over the world - and he received 16 letters of disbelief and two death threats.
And so, the worlds oddest union moves on to the millennium, stumping all the pundits and soothsayers, confounding the tabloids and gossip mills, but gifting all America with their spectacular talents in the meantime.
For starters, Shirley is on a mega-career roll that observers cannot decide if it is attributable to the continuing popularity of the movie musical classics; Oklahoma!, Carousel and The Music Man or perhaps the current trend back to family values, or the resurgence of interest in The Partridge Family as an American television classic. After her recent guest appearance on Melrose Place, she set much of the sitcom world on its ear playing Drew Careys love interest on The Drew Carey Show. Shirley has recently completed three movies: Gideon (with Charlton Heston), Ping (with Judge Reinhold) and I Know What You Screamed Last Summer (with everyone on Earth). With two television movies about The Partridge Family, and a new sitcom series for NBC called Come To Papa co-starring with Hal Lindon due as a midseason replacement in 2003-04 the new millennium looks very bright.
As for Ingels, you name it and, if he isnt doing it already, hes got it on his calendar. Between TV appearances (Walker, Texas Ranger, The Young and The Restless, Jay Leno etc.) and a million new business enterprises, hes hard at work hosting his own Talk To Marty radio show on KIEV 870 AM-Sundays from Chasenss Restaurant in Beverly Hills.