Teen Idol David Cassidy Dies

Seventies teen heartthrob David Cassidy died November 21 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida as a result of organ failure at the age of 67. In a statement issued by publicist JoAnn Geffen, Cassidy was surrounded by family at the time of his death.

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Cassidy first came to the attention of television fans…and teen aged girls…as the oldest child in the television family band “The Partridge Family”. Each week Cassidy in the role of Keith Partridge would close the show performing with the band. While fans of the show saw the entire family appear to perform, only Cassidy and TV mom Shirley Jones actually sang their own parts.

Later Cassidy would strike out on his own to launch a successful solo career.

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But before he made his television debut, Cassidy performed on Broadway in 1969 in “The Fig Leaves are Falling”. He also played Joseph in “The amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and appeared in the Broadway and touring productions of “Blood Brothers”. Other theatrical performances include “The Pajama Game”, “And So to Bed”, “Vo ice of the Turtle”, “Little Johnny Jones”, “Tribute”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Time”, “EFX”, “David Cassidy at the Copa”, and “ The Rat Pack is Back”.

Cassidy made his screen debut in 1969 with an episode of “The Survivors. Along with “The Partridge Family” Cassidy only appeared in about three dozen productions including “Ironside”, “Marcus Welby, M.D.”, “Adam-12”, “Bonanza”, Medical Center”, “Love Boat”, “Fantasy Island”, “Malcolm in the Middle”, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”.

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David Bruce Cassidy was born on April 12, 1950 to entertainers Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward in New York City but spent much of his early years with Grandparents in New Jersey. After divorcing his mother, Cassidy’s father married actress Shirley Jones when young David was six years old.

Cassidy is survived by children Katie and Beau, step- mother Shirley Jones, and half brothers Shaun, Patrick, and Ryan.

David Cassidy discography:
“Cherish”
“Rock Me Baby”
“Dreams are Nuthin’ More than Wishes”
“Cassidy Live!”
“David Cassidy Gold Disk”
“David Cassidy New Gold Disk”
“David Cassidy Double Golden Series”
David Cassidy’s Greatest Hits”
“David Cassidy Greats”
“David Cassidy Forever”
“The Higher they Climb”
“Home is Where the Heart is”
“Getting’ it in the Street”
“Bravo Prasentiert”
“David Cassidy 12 Original Super Classics”
“Romance”
“His Greatest Hits – Live”
“David Cassidy My Greatest Hits”
“David Cassidy”
“Best of David Cassidy”
“Didn’t You Used to Be”
“How Can I Be Sure”
“Daydreamer”
“When I’m a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star”
“Old Trick New Dog”
“classic Songs”
“Then and Now”
“A Touch of Blue”
“David Cassidy & The Partridge Family: Could it Be Forever…The Greatest Hits”
“David Cassidy Part II – The Remix”
“David Cassidy Live in Concert”
“I Think I Love You: Greatest Hits Live”
“Live in Concert”


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