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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 5 February 1927Jessup, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of Death 3 August 2004Northridge, California, USA  (complications from strokes)

Spouse (3)

Frances Catherine Zehmisch (29 January 1979 - ?) (divorced)
Betty Bonaduce (11 April 1947 - 30 June 1972) (divorced) (3 children)
Eileen Marquez (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (5)

Father of Danny Bonaduce
Was a moderately-successful television writer, still struggling to make a name for himself, when son Danny became famous on The Partridge Family (1970). Fame rubbed off in reverse, and Joseph began picking up writer's work because of Danny's precocious comedic talents. Unfortunately, the upside-down situation led to considerable friction between father and son.
Although mostly a writer or story editor for comedy, he exhibited a talent for drama by writing for such shows as The Waltons (1971), Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Bonanza (1959).
Ex-father-in-law of Gretchen Bonaduce.
First worked for Dick Clark in 1964 on New American Bandstand 1965 (1952).

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