David Cassidy biography
David Cassidy was one of the stars of the musical TV series The Partridge Family in the 1970s. In addition to being popular on television, the fictional family scored several hits, such as "I Think I Love You," which featured Cassidy on lead vocals. By the mid-1970s, however, Cassidy's teen fan base had moved on, and he also moved on to other series and a successful run entertaining in Las Vegas.
Singer, actor, composer. Born on April 12, 1950, in New York, New York. Son of actor and singer Jack Cassidy, David Cassidy has built his own career as an entertainer, most notably as one of the stars of the musical television series, The Partridge Family, in the 1970s. Growing up, he was surrounded by show business. In addition to his father, Cassidy's mother, Evelyn Ward, was also an actress. His parents divorced when he was a child, and his father married actress and singer Shirley Jones in 1956.
Jones and Cassidy went on to play mother and son on The Partridge Family, which debuted in the fall of 1970. Danny Bonaduce and Susan Dey were also key members of the cast. In addition to being popular on television, the fictional family scored several hits, such as "I Think I Love You," which featured Cassidy on lead vocals. He played the family group's young heartthrob in the series, and he became one of the decade's biggest teen idols in real life as well. Releasing several hit albums, Cassidy had a successful career as a solo artist for several years.
By the mid-1970s, however, Cassidy's teen fan base had moved on. He then got his own television drama David Cassidy Man Undercover in 1978, but it only lasted for one season. After the series ended, Cassidy worked a lot in the theater, performing in regional and touring productions. He then had a successful run in Las Vegas, beginning with the show EFX in 1996. With his 1999 Vegas production, The Rat Pack Is Back!, Cassidy served as co-writer and co-producer. The following year, he starred in At the Copa, which he composed with his third wife Sue Shifrin-Cassidy.
More recently, Cassidy shared his life experiences with readers in his 2007 autobiography, Could It Be Forever? My Story. He continues to tour, performing live for audiences in the United States and abroad. He has also recently returned to television, and plans to co-star alongside his brothers Shaun and Patrick in the comedy series entitled Ruby and the Rockits, which is set to air in the summer of 2009.
Cassidy has two children. From a relationship with model Sherri Williams, he has a daughter named Katie Cassidy who is also an actress and singer. Cassidy and his third wife Sue live in Florida with their teenage son Beau.