David Cassidy: A Legend, Skilled Actor, And ‘The Partridge Family’ Star
November 22, 2017 14:30 By Fabiosa
David Cassidy was a skilled actor, singer, and idol of the 70s teens due to his iconic role in the sitcom “The Partridge Family.” He was a legend for the whole generation, and to remember the passed away star, we want to take a look at some of his brightest and memorable life achievements.
Childhood and personal life
David Cassidy was a son of an actor, Jack Cassidy, and actress, Evelyn Ward. As a boy, he always dreamed to become a famous star and follow his father’s footsteps. When he was 3, his mom took David to see his dad’s performance on Broadway. Young Cassidy was so much impressed by it that his greatest desire became playing on the stage just like his dad.
As a teen, David was a real troublemaker. He was expelled from school because of inappropriate behavior. Following his dream to become an actor, Cassidy was accepted to the Los Angeles Theater Company. After that, he moved to New York, where he made his debut appearance in the musical “The Fig Leaves Are Falling.”
Cassidy’s personal life was not so simple. His first wife was actress Kay Lenz. Then, he married to Meryl Tanz; the couple had a daughter named Katie. After married to his third wife, Sue Shifrin, Cassidy became a father of a boy, Beau. The couple also divorced. Cassidy passed away on November 21st, 2017 for liver and kidney failure. He was 67.
David had no simple relationships with his daughter. After a divorce, Katie was raised by her mom. Once, Cassidy told that he felt like he was just “a biological father, but not the real one.” He didn’t spend much of his time with his elder child, though when Katie grew up she confessed that the most important life-changing advice she received was from her dad. He told her:
Do not work for money. Do not work for fame. Work for the work. And if you get a great role and they offer you nothing, take it.
Skilled actor and singer
Cassidy began his acting career featuring in the popular sitcom “The Partridge Family,” which made David the icon actor for millions of viewers worldwide.
In one of his interviews, Cassidy confessed that he was happy when the sitcom was done because he could receive an opportunity to try himself in other areas.
There’s a lot more to me than the public has seen and I’m going to make sure they see it. Now I’m free. It’s as if a tremendous weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I feel I’ve finished on top.
Cassidy also appeared in the popular Broadway musical “Blood Brothers” and a comedy series “Ruby and the Rockits.” He proved his skills as a talented singer as well. His hit song "I Think I Love You" is still popular nowadays.
‘The Partridge Family’
The popular sitcom was viewed by millions of devoted fans for almost five years. Though, there are some little-known facts about the series, which people might not know.
- The idea to create a comedy series featuring an unusual and adorable family was actually based on a real family.
- David and Susan Dey dated for a short period of time after the sitcom was ended.
- Despite the fact that the series was a real hit of its time, the actors were underpaid. Cassidy received only $600 per week from the studio.
- Shirley Jones and Cassidy were actually relatives. The actress was David’s stepmother after his dad divorced.
- Not all the fans noticed that producers replaced the actor who played Chris after the first season.
David Cassidy was a true legend for the entire generation. People will always remember this great late singer and actor due to his incredible roles and powerful songs.