Cassidy, David

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Name
Cassidy, David Gender: M
David Bruce Cassidy
born on 12 April 1950 at 09:55 (= 09:55 AM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Jansky
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 22°08' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 29°38 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 10°32'



Biography

American singer and actor from a theatrical family, the son of Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward who divorced when he was three; his step-mother was Shirley Jones. He was a teen-bopper heartthrob as a star in the TV series "The Partridge Family" 1970-74. He sang his way into fame as a recording artist, selling 20 million records before he was 25 - and over the hill. It was the druggy '60s, and David played the same game as his peers. He was kicked out of three high schools for his wild antics, later looking back at what he called "stupid, adolescent things."

Three years later, Cassidy returned briefly to TV in a series, "Police Story."

In 1976, his dad was killed in a fire. In April 1977, he married actress Kay Lenz for a year. When his series phased out, Cassidy left performing for 15 years of depression and introspection. He made a second failed marriage to horsewoman Meryl Tanz and a third marriage to songwriter Sue Shifrin; their son was born in 1991.

In the early '80s, he began working in regional theater, purposely taking small steps and starting from the beginning to build a foundation. He went back to acting class.

In 1993, he starred with half-brother Shaun Cassidy in the Broadway musical "Blood Brothers."

Cassidy published his memoir in early 1994, "C'Mon, Get Happy: Fear and Loathing in the Partridge Family Business."

Cassidy rode as a kid and in 1973, bought his first horse. Since then, he had bought, sold, bred, schemed, daydreamed and talked about thoroughbreds and racing, not as a gambler but as one who loves his horses.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • business associate/partner relationship with Bonaduce, Danny (born 13 August 1959). Notes: Co-stars on "The Partridge Family"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Dey, Susan (born 10 December 1952). Notes: Co-stars on "The Partridge Family"
  • parent relationship with Jones, Shirley (born 31 March 1934). Notes: Step-mother
  • spouse relationship with Lenz, Kay (born 4 March 1953). Notes: Bitter
  • sibling relationship with Cassidy, Patrick (born 4 January 1962). Notes: Half-brother
  • sibling relationship with Cassidy, Ryan (born 23 February 1966). Notes: Half-brother
  • sibling relationship with Cassidy, Shaun (born 27 September 1958). Notes: Half-brother

Events

  • Mental Health : Begin Addiction 1973 (Bought his first horse, loves them)
  • Relationship : Marriage April 1977 (First marriage)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1991 (Son born)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1994 (Autobiography)

Source Notes

Robert Jansky quotes a colleague at work from Cassidy

Categories

  • Traits : Mind : Education limited (Kicked out of three high schools)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression (After series ended)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Dad, step-mom)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (TV work with step-brother)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Kay Lenz for a year or two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Retirement circumstances (15 depressed years before back to work)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Animals, pets (Racehorses)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Sex-symbol
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Teenage)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Regional legitimate theater in the '80s)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (The Partridge Family, Police Story)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book

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