Actress Shirley Jones, winner of the 1961 Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for “Elmer Gantry,” will be honored by Variety - The Children's Charity of Southern Nevada, at Oscar Night Las Vegas.

Officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Oscar Night Las Vegas, Feb. 24-26, 2012, is a weekend destination event for movie fans nationwide to celebrate the 84th Academy Awards in The City of Entertainment.

Proceeds will benefit Variety, The Children’s Charity of Southern Nevada, dedicated to providing services for children with special needs in the Las Vegas community since 1950.

Shirley Jones and her husband Marty Ingels, actor, comedian and theatrical agent, will be guests of honor at a reception hosted by Variety on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Fantasy Suites at The Palms Casino Resort.

“Variety is pleased to salute Shirley not only as a 50-year-plus Academy Award recipient, but also for an outstanding film, television and stage career,” said Variety Tent 39 President and Chief Barker Kari Ayers. “Variety also will honor her lifetime commitment to charitable and humanitarian causes.”

In addition to her Oscar and multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, Shirley Jones is renowned for her role as the matriarch in the 1970’s ABC television series “The Partridge Family.”

“Shirley will follow in the footsteps of Jack Benny, Carol Channing, Sammy Davis Jr., Vincent Price, Ed Sullivan, Elizabeth Taylor and many other celebrities who have travelled to Las Vegas to support Variety Tent 39 and the local children served," added Ms. Ayers.

Oscar Night Las Vegas will feature free and ticketed events, including:

  • “Red Carpet Ready” fashion shows, Friday and Sunday, Feb. 24 & 26, Noon to 6:00 p.m. hourly, at Fashion Show Mall. Free Admission.
  • Variety Tent 39 Chief Barker’s Celebrity Welcome Reception, Saturday, Feb. 25, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., in the Fantasy Suites at The Palms Casino Resort. Tickets: $95 per person.
  • Oscar Night Red Carpet with limousine arrivals by film, television and show business celebrities, Sunday, Feb. 26, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., at The Palms Casino Resort West Entrance and Brenden Theatres Lobby. Free Admission.
  • Theater viewing parties for the live telecast of the 84th Academy Awards, Sunday, Feb. 26, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Brenden Theatres in The Palms Casino Resort. Tickets: $50 per person for General Admission; $125 per person/$200 per couple for admission to The Celebrity Theatre hosted by Kevin Burke, star of “Defending The Caveman.”
  • Oscar Night After-Party at The Playboy Club in The Palms Casino Resort. Doors open at 9:00 pm. Cover Charge: $20 (Complimentary admission for Oscar Night Las Vegas ticket holders).

More information on Oscar Night Las Vegas and online tickets are available at

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