Shirley was married and divorced twice.
Shirley had one daughter named Melody.
Shirley drove for the US Army during World War 2.
Shirley became a stripper in the 1950's.
Shirley won a beautiful baby contest, prompting her family to move to Hollywood.
(On being a child star)
Shirley: We were all just kids playing together. We had fun. The mothers on the other hand, were awful. Stage mothers are just vile women, including my own. It was my mother's dream, but it wasn't mine.
Shirley: I see more flesh in television commercials today than I used to see in burlesque.
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