"The Partridge Family" ruined Shirley Jones' career, but she's not complaining.
A film veteran with roles in hits such as "Oklahoma!" and "The Music Man," Jones said she was warned about taking on a TV role in the 1970s family series.
"Everybody told me don't do a television series because if you are that character you'll be the character for the rest of your life and your movie career will be in the toilet," Jones told Katie Couric on "Katie." "They were right!"
Jones is currently promoting her memoir and said she was happy to have played Shirley Partridge on "The Partridge Family" because it allowed her to spend more time with her kids.
"Katie" airs weekdays on ABC.