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David Cassidy

Actor and Musician
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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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CHILDHOOD

1950 Birth Born on April 12, 1950.
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

TEENAGE

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
On January 2, 1969, Cassidy made his professional debut in the Broadway musical The Fig Leaves Are Falling. … Read More

TWENTIES

1970 20 Years Old In 1970, he took the part of Keith Partridge, son of Shirley Partridge, who was played by Cassidy's real stepmother and series' lead, Shirley Jones. … Read More
1972 22 Years Old …  By way of example, he played to two sellout crowds of 56,000 each at the Houston Astrodome in Texas over one weekend in 1972. … Read More
1973 23 Years Old His concert tours of the UK sold out and included six sellout concerts at Wembley Stadium over one weekend in 1973.
1974 24 Years Old In Australia in 1974, the mass hysteria was such that there were calls to have him deported from the country, especially after the madness at his 33,000 audience concert at Melbourne Cricket Ground. … Read More
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

THIRTIES

1984 34 Years Old His second wife was South African sportswoman Meryl Tanz, whom he married in 1984. Tanz, a horse breeder, introduced Cassidy to thoroughbred horse racing. 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

FORTIES

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 and Shifrin married on March 30, 1991, his third and her second marriage.
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

FIFTIES

2000 50 Years Old In 2000, he wrote and appeared in the Las Vegas show At the Copa with Sheena Easton, as both the young and old versions of the lead character, Johnny Flamingo.
2005 55 Years Old In 2005, Cassidy played the manager of Aaron Carter's character in the film Popstar.
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. Could It Be Forever? My Story gives details of his personal life. 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

LATE ADULTHOOD

2010 60 Years Old 1 More Event
Cassidy was first arrested for DUI in Florida on November 3, 2010.
2011 - 2012 2 More Events
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 a third time in California on January 10, 2014 after he made an illegal right turn against a red light. … Read More
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