Springfield, Rick

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Springfield, Rick Gender: M
Richard Lewis Springthorpe
born on 23 August 1949 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Sydney, Australia, 33s52, 151e13
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 29°53' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 19°03 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 19°29'

Rick Springfield
photo: Original uploader was Kelvingeis at en.wikipedia, license gfdl


Australian singer, a teen idol turned soap star turned platinum-selling rocker who has sold 18 million albums. After a brief spin in the spotlight as a '70s teen sensation, the Aussie-born singer roared back in the early '80s as a double-threat sex symbol. On daytime's top-ranked soap "General Hospital," he played heartthrob Dr. Noah Drake 1981-83; off-screen, his 181 single "Jessie's Girl" hit No. I. But by mid-decade, exhaustion and a failed bid at movie stardom sent Springfield skidding into obscurity, and into a years-long battle with clinical depression.

Putting a dark period behind him and finding his way back, Springfield has acted in TV movies and in several episodes of "Suddenly Susan." He released "Karma," his first new album in a decade to generally positive reviews.

In 2000, it was a bad scene when he was arrested on charges of spousal abuse of his wife Barbara, to whom he has been married since 1984. The charges were later dropped but the family went into counseling, including their sons Liam, 16 and Josh, 12. He was then starring in his own musical, "EFX Alive" at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • lover relationship with Blair, Linda (born 22 January 1959). Notes: 1974-1976


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 24 February 1981 ("Working Class Dog", 5th album released, includes hit single "Jessie's Girl")
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  • Mental Health : Depressive episode 1985 (Three year depression)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 27 October 1985 at 07:28 AM in Los Angeles (Birth of son, Liam James)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 21 March 1989 (Birth of son, Joshua Charles)
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  • Family trauma 2000 (Arrested on charges of spousal abuse)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2010 (Autobiography, "Late, Late at Night: a Memoir")
  • Other Crime 1 May 2011 at 8:00 PM in Malibu (Arrested for D.U.I., 0.10% alcohol)
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Source Notes

Zein Stein quotes 7pm from an interview with him in 16 Magazine, given in MH 1/1983.

Sy Scholfield confirms full name and birth place of Guildford, western Sydney, from Springfield's birth notice: "SPRINGTHORPE. - August 23, at Briarways, Guildford, to Eileen and Norman - a son (Richard Lewis)." ("Sydney Morning Herald," 26 August 1949, p. 14).

Scholfield found same birth time in the autobiography, Late, Late at Night by Rick Springfield (Simon and Schuster, 2010): "And I, Richard Lewis Springthorpe, am unceremoniously dumped some eight years later onto the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, the most successful penal colony in the world, at roughly 7:00 p.m. on the 23rd of August, 1949, with a pronounced, though temporary, vacu-formed head, thanks to the “plumber's helper” used to pry me loose from my mum, who I guess was reluctant to let me go."


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression (Three-year depression)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Domestic violence (Spousal abuse)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two boys)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Extreme ups and downs
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville (Stage show in Vegas)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Late, Late at Night: a Memoir")
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection