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David Cassidy

David Cassidy was born on April 12, 1950 to Jack Cassidy, a very skilled actor, and actress Evelyn Ward. By the time he was five, his parents were divorced and Jack had married actress Shirley Jones, an actress who in 1955 had just made Oklahoma! (1955). When David was about 10, his mother moved to California from New Jersey. A few years later, she got married to a director and, like Jack Cassidy and Shirley Jones, the marriage ended in divorce. David was thrown out of schools and hardly made it through one year of college. When he was 18, he went east to New York to perform in a play called "The Fig Leafs are Falling." He did some other spots on TV, but in 1970 he got the opportunity to play Keith Partridge on the TV show The Partridge Family (1970). (He did not know until he got the part that his real life stepmother Shirley Jones was to play his mother Shirley.) The show ended in 1974, but not the close relationship he had with his "sister" Susan Dey, who played Laurie Partridge. In 1976, David's father Jack died when his apartment caught on fire. That year, David got married to Kay Lenz, but they later divorced. He got married again to a horse trainer in 1984, but it did not last either. In 1990, he married again, to Sue Shifrin. (He has a son from Sue named Beau Devon.) In 1994, he wrote a book about his years being Keith Partridge. He still performs updated songs from the Partridge Family years.

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Apr 12, 1950 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Bonanza 1959-09-12
Latest Project:
Series Ruby & the Rockits 2009-07-21

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Partridge Family
Ruby & the Rockits David Gallagher 10 episodes, 2009 2009-07-21
Life on Mars Unknown 2006-07-24
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Top of the Pops Unknown 2002-01-12
Kim Possible Unknown 2002-06-07
The Agency Unknown 2001-09-20
Malcolm In The Middle Unknown 2000-01-09
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Behind the Music Unknown 1997-08-17
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
The Miracle That Is Beavis, Impotence, Inventors, and Canned Unknown 1993-03-08
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Blossom Unknown 1990-07-05
The Flash Unknown 1990-09-20
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986
Tales of the Unexpected Unknown 1982
The Kenny Everett Television Show Unknown 1981-12-24
David Cassidy - Man Undercover Officer Dan Shay 10 episodes, 1978-1979 1978-11-02
The Love Boat Unknown 1977-05-05
Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
The Partridge Family Keith Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974 1970-09-25
Adam-12 Unknown 1968-09-21
L'homme de fer Unknown 1967-09-14
Bonanza Unknown 1959-09-12