Became a teenager idol for his part as Keith Partridge within the music sitcom, The Partridge Family members, which eventually resulted in his music profession. He sought achievement as a single artist with strike singles such as for example “I Write the Tracks,” “Lyin To Myself,” and ” No Bridge I Wouldn’t Mix.” He produced his professional debut in the Broadway musical The Fig Leaves are Dropping in 1969 and shifted to LA later on that same yr. He enjoyed an effective stint in NEVADA in the productions EFX, The Rat Pack Is definitely Back! with the Copa. He’s the boy of actor, Jack port Cassidy and celebrity, Evelyn Ward. He’s been wedded 3 x to celebrity Kay Lenz, Meryl Tanz and Sue Shifrin. He includes a daughter called Katie and a boy called Beau. He was a rival on Superstar Apprentice alongside Donald Trump in 2011.
Full Name David Cassidy
Date Of Birth April 12, 1950
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.73 m
Profession TV Actor
Spouse Sue Shifrin, Meryl Tanz, Kay Lenz
Children Katie Cassidy, Beau Cassidy
Parents Jack Cassidy, Evelyn Ward, Daydreamer, Could It Be Forever, I Write the Songs
Siblings Shaun Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy, Ryan Cassidy
Awards TV Land Favorite Fashion Plate - Male Award
Nominations TV Land Favorite Singing Siblings Award, TV Land Quintessential Non-Traditional Family Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Movies The Spirit of '76, Popstar, Instant Karma, David Cassidy: Live in Concert, David Cassidy: Greatest Hits Live, One Small Step: The Story of the Space Chimps, The Narc, Glam Rock, A Chance to Live, 70's Fever
TV Shows Ruby & The Rockits, I Love the '70s, Ask Harriet, David Cassidy: Man Undercover, The Partridge Family, The Apprentice, 8-Track Flashback
Star Sign Aries
Credits his stepmother, Shirley Jones, as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.
He was a close friend of John Lennon, whom he greatly admired.
His hit song "I Think I Love You" was featured and sung on the album "You and Me" by Declan Galbraith.
Ranked #98 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Claimed in his 1994 autobiography that he turned down an offer in the early '70s to record an album of songs written by Lou Reed and produced by David Bowie (who wanted to experiment with his teenybopper image).
Ranked #1 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" (23 January 2005 issue).
Made his Broadway debut in 1969 in the musical "The Fig Leaves Are Falling" at the same time his father Jack Cassidy and stepmother Shirley Jones opened on Broadway in "Maggie Flynn". Both shows were notorious flops, the former closing after four performances.
Out of the approximate $500 million that The Partridge Family (1970) made, he was initially paid $600 per week, but commanded upwards of $50,000 per concert appearance. His renegotiated contract boosted his weekly salary to $6,000 per week plus some participation.
At his peak, Cassidy was the world's highest paid live entertainer, and his official fan club was the largest in pop history - exceeding Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
Allergic to garlic.
14 year-old fan Bernadette Whelan died of heart failure on 30 May 1974, from injuries sustained while attending a 26 May Cassidy show at London's White City Stadium. 650 fans were injured in a crush. Cassidy was so affected that he quit both touring and The Partridge Family (1970).
In an attempt to break from his Keith Partridge persona, he posed nude for Annie Leibovitz for a photo in the 11 May 1972 "Rolling Stone" magazine.
Daughter Katie Cassidy is a singer who recently covered her father's song "I Think I Love You." She was featured in a VH1 five-part documentary series on the last forty years of teen music performers, Bubblegum Babylon (2002).
Starred in the play "Time" in London with Laurence Olivier in 1987. It was Olivier's final stage performance (although he was only seen via a previously filmed segment).
Has a daughter, Katie Cassidy, a.k.a. Katherine Evelyn Benedon, born 25 November 1986, from a previous relationship.
He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
Had an operation at age 11 on his left optical nerve which was wrapped around a blood vessel, sometimes resulting in a "lazy" eye when he's over-tired, and had his gall bladder removed in 1972 after a concert in Wildwood, New Jersey.
Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series
Police Story (1973)
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(Of Shirley Jones): It was great. She's such a terrific role model for me. How she handled being the star of the show. Even though I emerged as the star of the show in some respects, I never ever assumed that role around her or our family or people who worked on the show. To me, she always set the tone and was always very willing to do and be a great role model. (She was) completely professional. Sweet and kind as can be. A lot of what she comes across as her television persona on that show really wasn't far from who she was and is. Strong and yet kind. Talented and caring. I love her. She is my brothers' mom and she was married to my father. She was a great help to me in my difficult relationship with my Dad and served as a great buffer. In the end he found it more and more difficult to cope with my fame and success and he was very tortured by her fame and success, as well as mine, and that he had not achieved a higher level. I loved him and admired him but I just couldn't find a way to have it be okay for him. It was a rough one for us. I forgive him for all of it. We are all flawed. Somehow or another, we all get through it. I worshipped him and loved him and I loved all of the things he gave me in my life as a human being.
(Of his on- and off-screen professional relationship/friendship with Shirley Jones, who played Shirley Partridge): Shirley Jones is one of the best people I've ever known, and so talented, what a professional, was married to my dad, and she taught me really so much about how to deal with fame and success, because, she won an Academy Award, and was such a great influence on me, such a great role-model for me on how to deal with fame and deal with the success, because I was very young. She was 18, when she did Oklahoma! (1955), I was 19 when I did the pilot for The Partridge Family (1970), and 20, when I was doing the series, and I became very close friends with her. She still is to this day, to me, one of the greatest professionals, one of the most talented people, one of the best human beings I've ever known.
(Who told about his real-life childhood that was absolutely from "Keith Partridge"): Oh, yeah. I grew up in Southern California in the 1960's. It was very different. I was an only child as opposed to having siblings. My brothers all lived with my step-mom. I am very close to them, but we were not raised in the same house. It was a very, I would say, turbulent, fantastic from a musical standpoint and a social standpoint, (time). The Beatles broke out when I was 13. I played in garage bands and rock and roll bands when I was in junior high and high school and saw some of the great talents of all time in the local area where I lived. They were not legends at the time, kind of hard to imagine. I went to school with the drummer of The Doors' younger brother and we went and saw The Doors at The Whiskey. Buffalo Springfield played at my high school at an assembly. That kind of world.
(On referring to young ladies who would push towards the stage to get closer to him): It scared a lot of people because there was so much hysteria surrounding my concerts, a lot of parents didn't want their daughters to come to the shows thinking that they were going to get hurt. Thank God it's not like that anymore. It's fun and it's very high energy, but it's not hysteria, thank God. People actually listen to the songs and it's great.
My father had a tremendous influence on me, and I think many children who come from broken homes, esp. when they're very early. My dad left when I was 3 1/2, and he left my mom and I. It was something in order to empower myself. I think all children, psychologically need to empower themselves, because they can't put their arms around, what it is. I made it my fault, there's something wrong with me, and it was spending time on the couch, and spending the time going through the process that I'm now the happiest ever been in my life, the most successful I've ever been in my life.
(On Shirley Jones) I can't ignore her. After all, she is the mother of my brothers.
(On reuniting with his ex-The Partridge Family (1970), series' star/real-life stepmother, Shirley Jones, who was asked to guest-star in Ruby & the Rockits (2009)): We paid her a lot of money. She is a wonderful actress. People forget she won an Academy Award. When I was young, she taught me a lot how to deal with the pressure and the fame, because she became a star when she was 18. I was 19.
Played the roles that were members in a rock band
Deep gravelly voice
Frequently works with 'Shirley Jones' and/or her family