David Cassidy

Actor and Musician
Born Apr 12, 1950

David Bruce Cassidy is an American actor, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known for his role as the character of Keith Partridge in the 1970s musical/sitcom The Partridge Family. He was one of pop culture's most celebrated teen idols, enjoying a successful pop career in the 1970s, and still performs today. Cassidy was one of the contestants on Celebrity Apprentice 2011, in which his daughter Katie Cassidy made a brief appearance at her father's request.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of David Cassidy.


1950 Birth Cassidy was born at Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York City, in 1950, the son of singer and actor Jack Cassidy and actress Evelyn Ward. … Read More
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. … Read More


1965 15 Years Old …  The arresting officer, named Tom Jones, reported that Cassidy was polite and courteous, and jokingly asked officer Jones "What's New Pussycat?" in reference to the 1965 hit song by the singer Tom Jones. … Read More
Cassidy's father Jack is credited with setting his son up with his first manager. After signing 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. … Read More


1970 - 1974 4 More Events
1975 25 Years Old By this point, Cassidy had decided to quit both touring and acting in The Partridge Family, concentrating instead on recording and song-writing. International success continued, mostly in Great Britain, Germany and Japan, when he released three well-received solo albums on RCA in 1975 and 1976. … Read More
1977 27 Years Old Cassidy's first wife was actress Kay Lenz, whom he married on April 3, 1977, and divorced on December 28, 1983, although one reference claims 1982.
1978 28 Years Old In 1978, Cassidy starred in an episode of Police Story titled "A Chance To Live," for which he received an Emmy nomination. … Read More


1984 34 Years Old His second wife was horse breeder Meryl Tanz, whom he married in 1984. They met in 1974 at a Lexington, Kentucky horse sale. This marriage ended in 1985, or 1986.
1986 36 Years Old 1 More Event
These went gold in Europe and Australia and Cassidy supported them with a sellout tour of the UK, which resulted in the Greatest Hits Live compilation of 1986. … Read More


1990 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Cassidy returned to the American Top 40 with his 1990 single "Lyin' To Myself," released on Enigma Records. … Read More
1991 41 Years Old Cassidy married Sue Shifrin on March 30, 1991, his third and her second marriage. … Read More
1995 45 Years Old In 1995, he hosted the VH1 show 8-Track Flashback, which ran until 1998.
1996 46 Years Old In 1996, he replaced Michael Crawford in the Las Vegas show EFX, re-writing it into one of the Strip's favorite shows – although Cassidy was forced to resign after he injured his foot during a performance. … Read More


2000 - 2005 2 More Events
2006 56 Years Old In 2006, as well as performing with Peter Furniss and Thomas Bowles, he made a guest appearance for BBC Children in Need performing live, then assisting Terry Wogan collecting donations from the studio audience. … Read More
2007 57 Years Old Cassidy has written a memoir that was published in the UK in March 2007. … Read More
2008 58 Years Old In 2008, Cassidy publicly admitted he had an alcohol problem.


2010 60 Years Old 1 More Event
He was arrested for driving under the influence in Florida on November 3, 2010, and was arrested for DUI a second time in Schodack, New York in the early hours of August 21, 2013.
2011 61 Years Old In 2011, Cassidy recorded a public service announcement for Alzheimer's research and prevention—due to his mother, Evelyn Ward, having the disease—and said that he will champion that cause whenever possible.
2012 62 Years Old He planned to address Congress in 2012. … Read More
2013 63 Years Old 1 More Event
Cassidy was featured on the January/February 2013 cover of Making Music Magazine to discuss his life and career.
2014 64 Years Old Cassidy was arrested on suspicion of DUI in California on January 10, 2014 after he made an illegal right turn against a red light. … Read More
He filed for bankruptcy in 2015.
2016 66 Years Old As the days of "Cassidymania" have subsided, Cassidy now regularly addresses fans at his concerts in question and answer sessions. In August 2016, Cassidy performed in The Villages, Florida and brought multiple attendees to the side of the stage, asking and answering questions and engaging with members of the community who had been fans for nearly a half-century. … Read More
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