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Also Known As: David Bruce Cassidy Died:
Born: April 12, 1950 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, singer, TV host

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Heir to a blended show business dynasty that included a Tony award-winning father, a dancer-choreographer mother and an Academy Award-winning stepmother, David Cassidy enjoyed meteoric success as the 20-year-old star of the television phenomenon, "The Partridge Family" (ABC, 1970-74). Within a year of its premiere, Cassidy was a multiple Grammy award-winning, multi-gold and platinum-certified recording artist and millionaire, with a fan club membership outnumbering those of Elvis Presley and The Beatles. By the age of 24, he was an industry burnout, labeled persona non grata by the owners of hotels vandalized by his fans and deemed a health hazard due to overzealous crowds wrecking havoc at his live performances. Despite redefining himself in later life as a top-ranked Las Vegas headliner, a composer, actor, philanthropist and entrepreneur, David Cassidy never fully escaped being the "G-rated Mick Jagger" and the early 1970s' king of the teenyboppers.

Heir to a blended show business dynasty that included a Tony award-winning father, a dancer-choreographer mother and an Academy Award-winning stepmother, David Cassidy enjoyed meteoric success as the 20-year-old star of the television phenomenon, "The Partridge Family" (ABC, 1970-74). Within a year of its premiere, Cassidy was a multiple Grammy award-winning, multi-gold and platinum-certified recording artist and millionaire, with a fan club membership outnumbering those of Elvis Presley and The Beatles. By the age of 24, he was an industry burnout, labeled persona non grata by the owners of hotels vandalized by his fans and deemed a health hazard due to overzealous crowds wrecking havoc at his live performances. Despite redefining himself in later life as a top-ranked Las Vegas headliner, a composer, actor, philanthropist and entrepreneur, David Cassidy never fully escaped being the "G-rated Mick Jagger" and the early 1970s' king of the teenyboppers.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Spirit of '76, The (1990) Adam-11
3.
 Instant Karma (1990) Reno
4.
 Night the City Screamed, The (1980) David Greeley
6.
 I Love the '70s (2003) Interviewee
7.
 Intimate Portrait: Shirley Jones (2001) Interviewee
9.
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1969:
Made professional debut in the Broadway musical, "The Fig Leaves Are Falling"
1969:
Moved to Los Angeles and signed with Universal Studios
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Early TV appearances include, "Ironside" (NBC) and "Marcus Welby, M.D." (ABC)
1970:
Best known for his role as Keith Partridge on the ABC series, "The Partridge Family"
1972:
Released first single, "Cherish," from the album of the same title
1975:
Released the hit single, "I Write The Songs," which was later made famous by Barry Manilow
1978:
Received an Emmy nomination for an episode of "Police Story" (NBC) titled, "A Chance To Live"
1978:
Reprised role from "Police Story" for the short-lived series, "David Cassidy: Man Under Cover" (NBC)
1981:
Toured in a revival of a pre-Broadway production of "Little Johnny Jones"; replaced with Donny Osmond for the Broadway production
1982:
Was a replacement for the lead in the original Broadway production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
1985:
Released seventh studio album, <i>Romance</i>, which included the single, "The Last Kiss," with backing vocals by George Michael
1985:
Appeared in London's West End production of "Time" with Sir Laurence Olivier
1994:
Returned to Broadway to star in "Blood Brothers," alongside his half-brother, Shaun Cassidy
1997:
Replaced Michael Crawford in the Las Vegas show "EFX," and with creative control he re-wrote the plot and about half of the original songs
1999:
Created and produced the original production of "The Rat Pack Is Back!" in Las Vegas
2000:
Wrote and appeared in the Las Vegas show, "At the Copa," playing both the young and old versions of the lead character, Johnny Flamingo
2001:
Released his most successful album in 25 years, <i>Then and Now</i>
2005:
Played the manager of Aaron Carter's character in the film, "Popstar"
2009:
Co-starred alongside his brother Patrick in the short-lived ABC Family series, "Ruby & The Rockits"; created by his brother Shaun Cassidy
2011:
Joined the cast of the fourth season of "Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC)
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wife:
Kay Lenz. Actor. Married in 1977; divorced in 1983.
wife:
Meryl-Ann Cassidy. Horse trainer. Married in 1984; divorced.
wife:
Sue Schifrin. Singer, songwriter. Married on March 31, 1991.

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father:
Jack Cassidy.
mother:
Evelyn Ward.
step-mother:
Shirley Jones.
half-brother:
Shaun Cassidy.
half-brother:
Patrick Cassidy.
half-brother:
Ryan Cassidy.
son:
Beau Devin Cassidy. Born on February 3, 1991; mother Sue Schifrin.
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