Jack Cassidy

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Born Mar 5, 1927

John Joseph Edward “Jack” Cassidy was an American actor of stage, film, and television. His frequent professional persona was that of an urbane, super-confident egotist with a dramatic flair, much in the manner of Broadway actor Frank Fay. Cassidy perfected this character to such an extent that he was cast as the legendary John Barrymore in the feature film W.C. Fields and Me.… Read More

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1927 Birth Born on March 5, 1927.


1956 29 Years Old Cassidy was married twice. His first wife was actress Evelyn Ward. Together they had a son, David Cassidy. After divorcing in 1956, Jack married actress Shirley Jones. David and Shirley later starred together in the sitcom The Partridge Family. Jack and Shirley had three sons, Shaun, Patrick, and Ryan, and divorced in 1974. … Read More


1967 40 Years Old …  Although Cassidy had played a similar buffoonish character in the 1967-68 sitcom He & She, he turned down the role, feeling that it was not right for him; and the part went to Ted Knight.
1971 44 Years Old Cassidy later appeared as a guest star in a 1971 episode as Ted's highly competitive and equally egotistical brother, Hal. … Read More
1974 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1974, his neighbors were shocked to see him watering his front lawn naked in the middle of the afternoon. … Read More
1976 49 Years Old In 1976, Cassidy was living alone in an apartment in West Hollywood, California.


1976 50 Years Old In the early morning hours of December 12, 1976, he lit a cigarette and fell asleep or passed out on a couch, which then caught fire, and the flames spread throughout the apartment. … Read More
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