The Tragic Life Of David Cassidy

David Cassidy was an icon in the ’70s. It wasn’t uncommon to see posters of the teen heartthrob lining the bedrooms of junior high girls across America. He was the breakout star of The Partridge Family and continued soaring into fame independently from his TV family once the series ended. Despite living such a glamorous and highly public life when the cameras were rolling, the star was deeply troubled behind the scenes. Here’s a look a David Cassidy’s life behind the camera and the legacy he left behind.

His Parents Were Entertainers

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Image Credit: Hulton Archive / Stringer / Getty Images

It’s not surprising that David Cassidy ended up being one of the biggest stars of the 1970s. His parents were actor and singer Jack Cassidy and actress Evelyn Ward.

His parents divorced when he was a child and his father remarried actress Shirley Jones. It’s alongside Jones that David would become a household name.