Thanks to her new autobiography, the world now knows that 79-year-old
Jones just dropped a self-titled memoir, and it looks like a scorcher, at least in content if not in sales potential. In addition to impromptu strip-tease for her appreciative husband, comic
"I never would have written this book if I weren't the age I am now," Jones told the Associated Press.
Some might wish she hadn't written it at all. But the revelations do remind one that, with her clothes on, Jones is a fine actress still in demand — albeit these days, usually playing someone's parent or grandparent.
A look back:
1. Jones is beloved by Boomers for her role as Mama Partridge on "
2. Jones had a memorable turn as Drew Carey's love interest on three episodes during the 1998-99 season of "The Drew Carey Show." Carey had initially approached Debbie Reynolds, Jones recalled, but it didn't work out and Jones stepped in. It was a true May-December romance, because Jones is 24 years older than Carey. "The age difference is pretty wide here," she remarked on the TV Academy's video interview archive.
3. On the Fox sitcom
Hey, that's the same reaction many people are having to Jones' new book.
What do you make of all this?