The Partridge Family

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Complete 3rd Season (1972)
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September 25, 1970 – March 23, 1974
(96) one half hour episodes (4 seasons)
in color on ABC
Created by: Bernard Slade
Produced by: Bob Claver

CAST

  • Shirley Jones
  • David Cassidy
  • Susan Dey
  • Danny Bonaduce
  • Suzanne Crough
  • Dave Madden
  • Brian Forster
  • Jeremy Gelbwaks
  • Shirley Renfrew Partridge
  • Keith Partridge
  • Laurie Partridge
  • Danny Partridge
  • Tracy Partridge
  • Reuben Kincaid
  • Chris Partridge
  • Chris Partridge (Season 1)

 

Opening Music

Come On Get Happy
Written by:Wes Farrell and Danny Janssen
Performed by: The Partridge Family

Come on now and meet everybody,
And hear us singing,
There’s nothing better than being together,
When we’re singing.

Five of us, and mom working all day,
We knew we could help her if our music could pay.
Danny got Rueben to sell our songs,
And it really came together when mom sang along.

Come on down and meet everybody,
And hear us singing,
There’s nothing better than being together,
When we’re singing,

Come on down and meet everybody,
And hear us singing,
There’s nothing better than being together,
When we’re singing,

STORYLINE

Based on the popular musical family the Cowsills, The Partridge Family develops the story of five siblings and their divorced Mom who form a musical group and tour the country.

The Mom is played by Shirley Jones who does her own singing in the series. The eldest son, Keith Partridge is played by David Cassidy who also does his own singing and becomes something of a pop star in real life. The other siblings in order of age are Laurie (Susan Dey), Danny (Danny Bonaduce), Chris (Jeremy Gelbwaks season 1) & (Brian Forster seasons 2-4) with the youngest being Tracy (Suzanne Crough). they hire a manager Reuben Kincaid (Dave Madden) who becomes like another family member.

At the beginning of its fourth season ABC moved the show Saturdays to compete against All in the Family and its ratings tanked, forcing ABC to cancel it. Four seasons and eight successful albums is not bad for a ficticious singing family.

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Passings

Dave Madden died in 2014 while in Hospice care, he was 82

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TRIVIA:

Did the Partridge Family cast do their own singing in the show?

Well, yes and no. They all tried singing in a recording studio but only Shirley Jones and David Cassidy were deemed good enough to do their own singing. The other kids voices were dubbed in by professional singers.

Also interesting: The exterior of the Partridge house is the same exterior used in “Bewitched”, “The Donna Reed Show”, and “Til Death”.

1970s family drama The Partridge Family