David Cassidy

David Cassidy

Gender: Male
Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1950-04-12
Deathday: 2017-11-21 (67 years old)

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Biography

David Bruce Cassidy (April 12, 1950 – November 21, 2017) was an American actor, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was best known for his role as Keith Partridge, the son of Shirley Partridge (played by his stepmother, Shirley Jones), in the 1970s musical-sitcom The Partridge Family. This role catapulted Cassidy to teen idol status as a superstar pop singer of the 1970s.

Personal Life

Cassidy's first wife was actress Kay Lenz, whom he married on April 3, 1977, and divorced on December 28, 1983.Cassidy married his second wife, horse breeder Meryl Tanz, in 1984. They met in 1974 at a horse sale in Lexington, Kentucky. This marriage ended in divorce in 1988.Cassidy's daughter, actress Katie Cassidy, was born in 1986 from an extramarital affair with fashion model Sherry Williams. After David and Williams ended their relationship, Katie was raised by her mother and her stepfather, Richard Benedon. David has spoken of his absence from Katie's life; in February 2017, he said, "I've never had a relationship with her. I wasn't her father. I was her biological father but I didn't raise her. She has a completely different life. I'm proud of her. She's very talented. It's hard for me to even accept how old she is now."Cassidy married Sue Shifrin on March 30, 1991. It was Cassidy's third marriage and Shifrin's second marriage. They had one child, Beau, in 1991. In August 2013, Cassidy's Los Angeles publicist confirmed that the couple had separated, with Shifrin filing for divorce in February 2014.Cassidy moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2002. He filed for bankruptcy in 2015.

Early Life

Cassidy was born at Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York City, the son of singer and actor Jack Cassidy and actress Evelyn Ward. His father was of half Irish and half German ancestry, and his mother was descended mostly from Colonial Americans, along with having some Irish and Swiss roots. His mother's ancestors were among the founders of Newark, New Jersey.As his parents were frequently touring on the road, he spent his early years being raised by his maternal grandparents in a middle-class neighborhood in West Orange, New Jersey. In 1956, he found out from neighbors' children that his parents had been divorced for over two years and had not told him.In 1956, Cassidy's father married singer and actress Shirley Jones. They had three children, David's half-brothers Shaun (b. 1958), Patrick (b. 1962), and Ryan (b. 1966). In 1968, after completing one final session of summer school to obtain credits necessary to get a high school diploma, David moved into the rental home of Jack Cassidy and Shirley Jones in Irvington, New York, where his half-brothers also lived. David remained there, seeking fame as an actor/musician, while simultaneously working half-days in the mailroom of a textile firm. He moved out when his career began to flourish.Cassidy's father, Jack, is credited with setting his son up with his first manager. After David Cassidy signed with Universal Studios in 1969, Jack introduced him to former table tennis champion and close friend Ruth Aarons, who later found her niche as a talent manager, given her theater background. Aarons had represented Jack and Shirley Jones for several years and later represented Cassidy's half-brother Shaun. Aarons became an authority figure and close friend to Cassidy and was the driving force behind his on-screen success. After Cassidy made small wages from Screen Gems for his work on The Partridge Family during season one, Aarons discovered that he had been underage when he signed his contract; she then renegotiated the contract with far superior provisions and a rare four-year term.

Filmography

All 45

TV shows 37

Self 11

Movies 8

Writter 1

Self
JL's Passion (2016)

JL's Passion (2016)

Movie
David Gallagher
Ruby & The Rockits (2009)

Ruby & The Rockits (2009)

TV show
The Doctors (2008)

The Doctors (2008)

TV show
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)

I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)

Movie
6.38
Grant
Popstar (2005)

Popstar (2005)

Movie
The Paul O'Grady Show (2004)

The Paul O'Grady Show (2004)

TV show
I Love the '70s (2003)

I Love the '70s (2003)

TV show
Less than Perfect (2002)

Less than Perfect (2002)

TV show
6
Kim Possible (2002)

Kim Possible (2002)

TV show
6.2
V Graham Norton (2002)

V Graham Norton (2002)

TV show
Peter Coe
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

TV show
6.83
Boone Vincent
Malcolm in the Middle (2000)

Malcolm in the Middle (2000)

TV show
6.03
Where Are They Now? (1999)

Where Are They Now? (1999)

TV show
Self
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)

TV show
Himself
Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular (1998)

Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular (1998)

TV show
Self
Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters (1998)

Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters (1998)

Movie
Writer
Ask Harriet (1998)

Ask Harriet (1998)

TV show
Self
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)

The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)

TV show
3.93
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

TV show
The Ben Stiller Show (1992)

The Ben Stiller Show (1992)

TV show
6
Pebble Mill (1991)

Pebble Mill (1991)

TV show
Blossom (1991)

Blossom (1991)

TV show
6
The Flash (1990)

The Flash (1990)

TV show
7.8
Reno
Instant Karma (1990)

Instant Karma (1990)

Movie
Self - Choir Member
Voices That Care (1990)

Voices That Care (1990)

Movie
Adam-11
The Spirit of '76 (1990)

The Spirit of '76 (1990)

Movie
Self
This Morning (1988)

This Morning (1988)

TV show
Joey Mitchell
The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)

The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)

TV show
6.33
Matt Houston (1982)

Matt Houston (1982)

TV show
Self
Wogan (1982)

Wogan (1982)

TV show
The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981)

The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981)

TV show
4
David Greeley
The Night the City Screamed (1980)

The Night the City Screamed (1980)

Movie
Donald / David
Tales of the Unexpected (1979)

Tales of the Unexpected (1979)

TV show
Officer Dan Shay
David Cassidy: Man Under Cover (1978)

David Cassidy: Man Under Cover (1978)

TV show
Ted Harmes
The Love Boat (1977)

The Love Boat (1977)

TV show
7.31
Police Story (1973)

Police Story (1973)

TV show
Self
Musikladen (1972)

Musikladen (1972)

TV show
Pebble Mill at One (1972)

Pebble Mill at One (1972)

TV show
Self
Disco (1971)

Disco (1971)

TV show
Keith Partridge
The Partridge Family (1970)

The Partridge Family (1970)

TV show
Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969)

Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969)

TV show
4.8
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969)

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969)

TV show
The Mod Squad (1968)

The Mod Squad (1968)

TV show
6
Ironside (1967)

Ironside (1967)

TV show
6
Larry Wentworth
The F.B.I. (1965)

The F.B.I. (1965)

TV show

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1950-04-12

Deathday
2017-11-21 (67 years old)

Birth name
David Bruce Cassidy

Place of birth
New York City, United States

Height

Relationships
Kay Lenz (1977-01-01 - 1983-01-01)

Children
Katie Cassidy

Father
Jack Cassidy

Mother
Evelyn Ward

Siblings
Shaun Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy

Citizenships
United States of America

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Dina Merrill worked together with David Cassidy in:
3 TV shows
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Lindsay Wagner worked together with David Cassidy in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
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Frank Converse worked together with David Cassidy in:
3 TV shows
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Van Johnson worked together with David Cassidy in:
3 TV shows
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Samantha Eggar worked together with David Cassidy in:
3 TV shows
Richard Anderson
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Richard Anderson worked together with David Cassidy in:
3 TV shows
Patrick Wayne
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Patrick Wayne worked together with David Cassidy in:
3 TV shows
Susan Strasberg
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Susan Strasberg worked together with David Cassidy in:
3 TV shows
William Boyett
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William Boyett worked together with David Cassidy in:
3 TV shows
Carol Lynley
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Carol Lynley worked together with David Cassidy in:
3 TV shows
Vic Tayback
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Vic Tayback worked together with David Cassidy in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Don Medford
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Don Medford worked together with David Cassidy in:
3 TV shows
Mark Hamill
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Mark Hamill worked together with David Cassidy in:
3 TV shows
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