Thrust into the spotlight at an early age, Cassidy — who played lead singer Keith on the '70s show — became an instant heartthrob and teen idol. Following the success of the original songs featured on The Partridge Family , Cassidy, now 67, began recording his own music and ultimately launched a solo career — and produced five albums — while on the show. In recent years, the actor-musician struggled in his personal life. In November , he was charged with a DUI and was subsequently charged with the same offense in August and January A month after his third arrest, his wife, Sue Shifrin-Cassidy, filed for divorce. In February , the actor filed for bankruptcy and was charged following his hit-and-run eight months later in October
Jones could’ve been Carol Brady instead of Shirley Partridge
Jones plays a widowed mother, and Cassidy plays the oldest of her five children, in a family who embarks on a music career. It ran from September 25, , until March 23, , on the ABC network as part of a Friday-night lineup, and had subsequent runs in syndication. The family was loosely based on the real-life musical family the Cowsills , a popular band in the late s and early s. In the pilot episode, a group of musical siblings in the fictitious city of San Pueblo, California said to be "40 miles from Napa County " in episode 24, "A Partridge By Any Other Name" convinces their widowed mother, bank teller Shirley Partridge, to help them out by singing as they record a pop song in their garage. Through the efforts of precocious year-old Danny they find a manager, Reuben Kincaid, who helps make the song a Top 40 hit. After more persuading, Shirley agrees that the family can go on tour.
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