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    'Partridge Family' dispute led to David Cassidy drinking relapse, manager says



    Stressful questioning by lawyers about "Partridge Family" profits apparently drove David Cassidy to drink, leading to his third drunken driving arrest in three years, his manager said Monday.

    "David just completed a stint in rehab and was doing very well in sobriety," manager Jo-Ann Geffen said.

    The former teen idol will return to an undisclosed facility to resume his alcohol rehab in the wake of Friday night's arrest, Geffen said.

    "He was in Los Angeles to attend depositions by Sony Pictures Television, respondents in a lawsuit filed by Cassidy in 2011 over what he claims are monies long due him from 'Partridge Family' merchandise, home video, etc.," she said. "After attending his and his manager's depositions, it appears as if the pressure led to a brief relapse."

    Cassidy, 63, was on his way to the Los Angeles airport "to return to his home in Florida and to transitional rehabilitation" when he was stopped by a California Highway Patrol officer, she said.

    The singer-actor blew .19 -- twice the legal level -- on an alcohol test administered by the officer who stopped his rented Chevrolet Impala, according to a California Highway Patrol statement on Saturday.

    The former star of the TV series "The Partridge Family" was booked in a Los Angeles jail on a driving under the influence of alcohol charge early Saturday, the statement said. Jail records show he was freed on $15,000 bond several hours later.

    "Cassidy was observed making a right turn on a red light, in violation of a black and white regulatory sign indicating 'No Right Turn On Red,'" the California Highway Patrol said. The traffic stop happened off the 405 Freeway, near the Los Angeles International Airport.

    The officer noticed "the odor of an alcoholic beverage was emitting from the vehicle" when he approached Cassidy, who was alone in the car, the release said.

    Cassidy was arrested on a drunken driving charge in Schodack, New York, in August after he failed to dim his car's headlights at a police checkpoint, according to the police report. He blew a .10 in the Breathalyzer device, the report said. The legal blood alcohol limit is .08 in New York. That case is still pending.

    Cassidy, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, entered a no contest plea as a first-time offender in February 2011 to a drunken driving charge that followed a November 2010 arrest in Florida. He was sentenced to a year's probation and his driver's license was suspended for six months for that conviction. He also attended a DUI school, paid a $500 fine and served 50 hours of community service.

    On the TV series, Cassidy played the eldest of five children of a widowed mother (Shirley Jones, who was then Cassidy's real-life stepmother).
    The family, all musicians, traveled to gigs in a repainted school bus. When the show was canceled after four seasons, Cassidy launched his own pop music career, filling concert halls with screaming teenage girls attracted to such hits as "I Think I Love You."
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    'The Partridge Family' actor Dave Madden dies at 82

    The actor who played the child-hating agent on the hit 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" has died in Florida. Dave Madden was 82.



    His niece Mary Frances Miller says he died Thursday at a hospice center near his home in the Jacksonville area.

    Madden was best known for his role as Reuben Kinkaid, who managed the family band and clashed with the precocious pre-teen bassist played by Danny Bonaduce.

    Before "The Partridge Family," Madden was part of the comedy ensemble on the "Laugh-In" variety series. He later had a recurring role as a customer at Mel's Diner on the long-running sitcom "Alice."

    Madden was born in Ontario, Canada, and grew up in Terre Haute, Ind.

    He began show business as a nightclub comic and landed his first acting job on the short-lived sitcom "Camp Runamuck" in the mid-1960s.
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    I loved "The Partridge Family" way back when that show was on TV.

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    man I loved me some Partridge Family back in the day

    who knew that David Cassidy was going to spend his life being such a dick?

    and as for Dave Madden, I remember Danny Bonaduce saying the guy was a second father to him, that when his family was so messed up and his father was beating him, he left home and lived with Dave Madden. sounds like he must have been a good guy to do that for a kid

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    Danny is on local radio here in Seattle. He often speaks about what a great man Dave was. My guess is tomorrow morning Danny will have something to say about Dave's passing.
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    RIP Reuben.
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    Rest in Peace, Mr. Madden - enjoyed watching you and the rest of the "Partridge Family" gang a long time ago...

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    they played "I think I love you" last night on the radio...I don't care that's a catchy ass tune.

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    I always like the oldest sister, baby batter material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I always like the oldest sister, baby batter material.
    yup...

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