David Cassidy Height, Net Worth, Age, Death, Bio & More

David Cassidy Height, Net Worth, Age, Death, Bio & More

David Cassidy Height, Net Worth, Age, Marriage, Death, Bio & More. He’s starred as “Keith Partridge” in the ABC musical sitcom The Partridge Family (1970-74). David Cassidy was an American actor and musician.  His discography includes the single “I Think I Love You” and the albums Cherish (1972), and Rock Me Baby (1972). David Bruce Cassidy was born on April 12, 1950, in Manhattan, New York. His parents Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward were actors. He had 3 older half-brothers, Shaun, Patrick, and Ryan. His father married singer Shirley Jones in 1956. Cassidy attended Rexford High School in Beverly Hills, California. He graduated in 1968. He studied at Los Angeles City College but never completed a degree.

David Bruce Cassidy (April 12, 1950-November 21, 2017) was an American actor, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was best known for his role as Keith Partridge, the son of Shirley Partridge (played by his stepmother, Shirley Jones), in the 1970s musical-sitcom The Partridge Family. This role catapulted Cassidy to teen idol status as a superstar pop singer of the 1970s.

David Cassidy Family, Education & More

David Cassidy died on November 21, 2017, at the age of 67 Age. His reported cause of death was liver and kidney failure. He was also battling dementia. He’s survived by two children, Katie and Beau. Cassidy was married to the actress ‘Kay Lenz’ (1977-1983) followed by horse breeder ‘Meryl Ann Tanz’ (1984-88). His third wife was the actress ‘, Sue Shifrin’. They separated in 2013 and their divorce was finalized in 2016. Cassidy was about 5ft 7in tall and he was of Irish, German and Swiss ancestry. His net worth was estimated at $500 thousand. He filed for bankruptcy in February 2015.

David Cassidy

David Cassidy

Marriatiel status: Married

Wife/Spouse: Kay Lenz, Meryl Ann Tanz, Sue Shifrin

David Cassidy Bio/Wiki, Height, Weight & More

Real Name: David Bruce Cassidy

Nick Name: David Cassidy

Birthday: April 12, 1950

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York, United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

How Tall : Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)

Occupation: Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Years Active: 1969-2017

Marriage(s): Kay Lenz, Meryl Ann Tanz, Sue Shifrin

Died: November 21, 2017

Age at Death: 67 years old

Status: Deceased

Cause of Death: Organ Failure

Place of Death: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.

David Cassidy Money Factor

Net Worth & Salary: US $500 Thousand

David Cassidy in Keith Partridge Family

David Cassidy in Keith Partridge Family

David Cassidy Affairs, Marriage & More

  • Cassidy’s first wife was actress Kay Lenz, whom he married on April 3, 1977, and divorced on December 28, 1983.
  • Cassidy married his second wife, horse breeder Meryl Tanz, in 1984. They met in 1974 at a horse sale in Lexington, Kentucky. This marriage ended in divorce in 1988.
  • Cassidy’s daughter, actress Katie Cassidy, was born in 1986 from a relationship with fashion model Sherry Williams. After David and Williams ended their relationship, Katie was raised by her mother and her stepfather, Richard Benedon. David has spoken of his absence from Katie’s life; in February 2017, he said, “I’ve never had a relationship with her. I wasn’t her father. I was her biological father but I didn’t raise her. She has a completely different life. I’m proud of her. She’s very talented. It’s hard for me to even accept how old she is now.”
  • Cassidy married Sue Shifrin on March 30, 1991. It was Cassidy’s third marriage and Shifrin’s second marriage. They had one child, Beau, in 1991. In August 2013, Cassidy’s Los Angeles publicist confirmed that the couple had separated, with Shifrin filing for divorce in February 2014.
  • Cassidy moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2002. He filed for bankruptcy in 2015.
Keith Partridge

Keith Partridge

David Cassidy Career

Cassidy made his Broadway debut in a 1969 production of ‘The Fig Leaves Are Falling’. Later that year he moved to Los Angeles and landed a contract with Universal Studios. He appeared in early television shows like Ironside, Bonanza, and Adam-12. Cassidy was cast as “Keith Partridge” on the ABC musical series. He played the on-screen son of Shirley Jones’ character “Shirley Partridge”. The show ran for 4 seasons from September 1970 to March 1974. The Partridge Family scored big with the 1970 hit single “I Think I Love You”. It was written by Tony Romeo. It topped the Billboard charts and sold more than five million copies.

Cassidy starred as officer “Dan Shay” in his own drama series David Cassidy: Man Undercover (1978-79). He held a recurring role as “David Gallagher” on the ABC comedy series Ruby & The Rockits (2009). He was a celebrity contestant on NBC’s The Apprentice in 2011. His television credits include Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He voiced the character “Roland Pond” for a 2004 episode of Kim Possible. Cassidy starred as “Adam-11” in the comedy film, The Spirit of ’76 (1990). He was featured in Popstar (2005) starring Aaron Carter and Alana Austin. Cassidy was the subject of the NBC television movie The David Cassidy Story (2000). His autobiography, Could It Be Forever? My Story was published in 2007.
In addition to acting, Cassidy was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He released more than 20 singles between 1971 and 1998. His debut studio album, Cherish, was released in 1972 by Bell Records. It peaked at #15 in the US and at #2 in the UK. He released several other projects on the Bell label, including Rock Me Baby (1972), Dreams are Nuthin’ More than Wishes (1973), and The Higher They Climb (1975). Cassidy’s 7th album, Romance, was released in 1985 by Arista Records. It featured George Michael on the song “The Last Kiss”. Do his other albums include Didn’t You Used to Be? (1992) and Old Trick New Dog (1998).

David Death, Causes & More

In 2008, Cassidy publicly admitted he had an alcohol problem.

On February 20, 2017, following a performance in which Cassidy had difficulty remembering the lyrics of songs he had been performing for nearly 50 years and appeared to fall off the stage, he announced that he was living with dementia and was retiring from all further performing. He said that his mother and grandfather had also suffered from dementia at the end of their lives, and that “I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming.”

Later in 2017, Cassidy fell ill at a recording studio and was hospitalized. In a later phone conversation with an A&E producer, he stated that he had just met with his doctor, that he had liver disease, and that his life had “changed dramatically.” Cassidy added that he had been unconscious and near death for the first few days after the incident, but that his memory had returned. Cassidy also acknowledged that there was “no sign of  at this stage of life,” adding that “[it] was complete alcohol poisoning-and the fact is, I lied about my drinking.” Cassidy said, “You know, I did it to myself, man. I did it to myself to cover up the sadness and the emptiness.” Cassidy had told his family and others that he had given up drinking.

david cassidy last words told by his daughter

david cassidy last words told by his daughter

On November 18, 2017, it was announced that Cassidy had been hospitalized with liver and kidney failure, and was critically ill in a medically induced coma. He came out of the coma two days later, remaining in critical but stable condition. Doctors hoped to keep Cassidy stable until a liver became available for transplant, but he died of liver failure on November 21, 2017, at the age of 67.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1969 The Survivors Mike Episode: “Chapter Seven”
1969 Ironside Danny Goodson Episode: “Stolen on Demand”
1970 Adam-12 Tim Richmond Episode: “Log 24 A Rare Occasion”
1970 Bonanza Billy Burgess Episode: “The Law and Billy Burgess”
1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. Michael Ambrose Episode: “Fun and Games and Michael Ambrose”
1970 Medical Center Rick Lambert Episode: “His Brother’s Keeper”
1970 The Mod Squad Brad Johnson Episode: “The Loser”
1970 The F.B.I. Larry Wentworth Episode: “Fatal Impostor”
1970–74 The Partridge Family Keith Partridge 96 episodes
1978 Police Story Officer Dan Shay Episode: “A Chance to Live”
1978–79 David Cassidy: Man Undercover Officer Dan Shay 10 episodes; also a composer of theme music
1980 The Love Boat Ted Harmes 1 episode
1980 The Night the City Screamed David Greeley TV movie
1980/83 Fantasy Island Jeremy Todd / Danny Collier 2 episodes
1982 Matt Houston John Gordon Boyd Episode: “Joey’s Here”
1983 Parade of Stars George M. Cohan TV movie
1983 Tales of the Unexpected Donald / David Episode: “Heir Presumptuous”
1988 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Joey Mitchell Episode: “Career Move”
1990 Instant Karma Reno
1990 The Spirit of ’76 Adam-11
1991 Blossom Himself Episode: “A Rockumentary”
1992 The Ben Stiller Show David Cassidy Episode: “With Flea”
1995 The John Larroquette Show Jefferson Kelly Episode: “Wrestling Matches”; also the composer of theme music
2003 Malcolm in the Middle Boone Vincent Episode: “Vegas”
2003 The Agency Everett Price Episode: “War, Inc.”
2004 Kim Possible Roland Pond (voice) Episode: “Oh Boyz”
2005 Less than Perfect Vince Episode: “Playhouse”
2005 Popstar Grant
2009 Ruby & The Rockits David Gallagher 10 episodes
2011 Celebrity Apprentice Himself/contestant 2 episodes
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Peter Coe Episode: “Last Woman Standing”

Discography/Songs

Studio and live albums

Year Title Label Charts
1972 Cherish Bell Records US #15, UK #2, Norway #6. Released in Germany as I Am A Clown.
US: Gold

1972 Rock Me Baby Bell Records US #41, UK #2, Germany #9.
1973 Dreams are Nuthin’ More than Wishes Bell Records UK #1, Australia #10.
1974 Cassidy Live! Bell Records UK #9; recorded live in Great Britain (May 1974)
1975 The Higher They Climb RCA Records UK #22
1976 Home Is Where the Heart Is RCA Records
1976 Getting It in the Street RCA Records Germany and Japan only. Held back in the US till 1979.
1985 Romance Arista Records UK #20, Germany #22, Australia #50.
1986 His Greatest Hits – Live Starblend Records Recorded live at The Royal Albert Hall, London (October 1985).
1990 David Cassidy Enigma Records US #136
1991 Best of David Cassidy Curb Records Japan only. Despite the title, not a compilation but unreleased recordings from 1979.
1992 Didn’t You Used to Be? Scotti Brothers Records
1998 Old Trick New Dog Slamajama Records
2008 Live in Concert Warner

Compilations

Year Title Label Charts
1974 Greatest Hits Bell Records
1975 David Cassidy Forever Bell Records
1977 Bravo präsentiert David Cassidy Arista Germany only.
1998 David Cassidy’s Partridge Family Favorites Slamajama Records Combination of David Cassidy songs and Partridge Family songs Keith Partridge
1996 When I’m a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star Razor & Tie Collection of RCA songs (1975–1976).
2001 Then and Now Universal Music US #147, UK #5, Australia #46; re-recordings of songs.
2003 A Touch of Blue Universal Music UK #61; bonus album of re-recordings of songs.
2006 Could It Be Forever… The Greatest Hits Sony BMG UK #52; including hits by The Partridge Family
2007 David Cassidy Part II – The Remix 180 Music Dance remixes of songs.
2018 Songs My Father Taught Me Mixkitchen Musica Posthumous jazz EP (five songs). (#1 Amazon Jazz Chart; #2 iTunes Jazz Chart; #13 Billboard Jazz Albums Chart)
“Greatest Hits” featured the new song “If I Didn’t Care”, the single from this album.

David cassidy with his daughter

David cassidy with his daughter

Some Known Facts About David Cassidy

  • Did David Cassidy smoke?: Not Known
  • Did David Cassidy drink alcohol?: Yes
  • David was born into a family of actors, which is why he always wanted to be an entertainer.
  • When he was 6 years old, his parents divorced and his father married Shirley Jones, after which he grew up in West Orange, New Jersey with his mother and grandparents.
  • At the tender age of 8, he started learning guitar, piano, drums, and clarinet.
  • At the age of 14, he formed his first band with Sam and Jim called “The Pains Of Glass.”
  • In 1969, he made his professional debut in the Broadway musical ‘The Fig Leaves Are Falling.’
  • In the 1970s, he rose to fame with his role as “Keith Partridge”. Keith Partridge in the musical TV series ‘The Partridge Family.’
  • Keith Partridge in the musical TV series.
  • In 1971, his gallbladder was removed at the Mt. Sinai Hospital in Hollywood.
  • The same year, he won a Gold Medal Award for Most Promising Actor.
  • In 1972, he posed nude for Annie Leibovitz for a photo in the “Rolling Stone” magazine. David Cassidy in 1970s
  • He is allergic to garlic.
  • His first marriage was on April 3, 1977, with Kay Lenz.
  • He suffered from dementia, a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember.
  • He had a successful stint in Las Vegas, with the show ‘EFX’ (1996).
  • In 2005, he was No.1 in TV Guide’s list of “TV’s 25 Greatest Teen Idols.”
  • In 2007 he released his autobiography, “Could It Be Forever? My Story.” David Cassidy – Could It Be Forever
  • In 2013, he appeared on ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.’
  • He filed for bankruptcy in 2015.
  • He has been a loyal supporter of the democratic party.
  • On November 18, 2017, it came out in media that he is in a critical condition at a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, due to organ failure.

How Old Is David Cassidy?

Age 67 Years

What Did David Cassidy Die From? 

Liver Failure
David Cassidy/Cause Of Death
Doctors Hoped To Keep Cassidy Stable Until A Liver Became Available For Transplant, But He Died Of Liver Failure On November 21, 2017, At The Age Of 67 Age.

How Tall Was David Cassidy?

How Tall : Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)

Who Is David Cassidy?

Actor, Musician. He Was Best Known For His Role Of ‘Keith Partridge’ On The 1970S Abc Situation Comedy Television Series “The Partridge Family.” He Also Was A Popular Teenage Idol And Pop Singer During The 1970S. The Son Of Actor Jack Cassidy And Actress Evelyn Ward.

David Cassidy How Can I Be Sure?

How Can I Be Sure” Is A Popular Song Written By Felix Cavaliere And Eddie Brigati, And Originally Recorded By The Young Rascals For Their 1967 Album Groovin’ With A Single Release In August 1967 Affording The Group Their Fourth Top 10 Hit Peaking At No. 4?

David Cassidy How It Really Happened?

Later In 2017, Cassidy Fell Ill At A Recording Studio And Was Hospitalized. In A Later Phone Conversation With An A&E Producer, He Stated That He Had Just Met With His Doctor, That He Had Liver Disease, And That His Life Had “Changed Dramatically.”

How Much Is David Worth?

The US $500 Thousand

How Old Was David When He Died?

Age 65 Years

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