2. Shirley Boone
Figure 2In this Oct. 7, 2014, file photo, Pat Boone, right, and wife Shirley Boone arrive at Lipscomb University for the Dove Award, in Nashville, Tenn. Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as well as a philanthropist, has died at age 84. (Photo:
One of the leading divas and female directors of the ‘60s and ‘70s, Shirley Boone played a massive role in catapulting the image of women in Hollywood; especially at a time when the industry was largely male-dominated.
Surely, who can forget Boone’s epic performance in an episode of 1967’s Captain Nice?
Sadly, Nice parted for the afterlife after congestive heart failure on January 11, 2019. She was 84 years.