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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
25 September 1970 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
C'mon, Get Happy!
Plot:
The humourous adventures of a family of pop musicians. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"A Whole Lot Of Lovin' Is What We'll Be Bringing" See more (28 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 67)

Shirley Jones ... Shirley Renfrew Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)

David Cassidy ... Keith Douglas Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)

Susan Dey ... Laurie Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)

Danny Bonaduce ... Danny Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)

Suzanne Crough ... Tracy Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)

Dave Madden ... Reuben Kincaid / ... (96 episodes, 1970-1974)

Brian Forster ... Christopher 'Chris' Partridge (71 episodes, 1971-1974)
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Series Directed by
Richard Kinon (13 episodes, 1971-1974)
E.W. Swackhamer (8 episodes, 1970-1973)
Bob Claver (7 episodes, 1970-1974)
Ralph Senensky (7 episodes, 1970-1971)
Lou Antonio (6 episodes, 1971-1973)
Jerry London (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Charles R. Rondeau (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Herb Wallerstein (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Peter Baldwin (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Roger Duchowny (4 episodes, 1971-1974)
Harry Falk (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Mel Swope (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Paul Junger Witt (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Jerrold Bernstein (2 episodes, 1970)
Claudio Guzmán (2 episodes, 1970)
Jerry Paris (2 episodes, 1970)
Russ Mayberry (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Alan Rafkin (2 episodes, 1971)
Bruce Bilson (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Lee Philips (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Ross Bowman (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Writing credits
Bernard Slade (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
Dale McRaven (15 episodes, 1970-1973)
William Bickley (11 episodes, 1971-1974)
Gordon Mitchell (10 episodes, 1970-1974)
Lloyd Turner (10 episodes, 1970-1974)
Dick Bensfield (6 episodes, 1972-1974)
Perry Grant (6 episodes, 1972-1974)
Michael Leeson (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Steve Zacharias (5 episodes, 1973)
Steven Pritzker (3 episodes, 1970-1972)
Ron Friedman (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Susan Harris (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Martin Cohan (3 episodes, 1972)
Martin Ragaway (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Richard De Roy (2 episodes, 1970)
Bob Rodgers (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Susan Silver (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Peggy Chantler Dick (2 episodes, 1971)
Coslough Johnson (2 episodes, 1971)
Art Baer (2 episodes, 1974)
Ben Joelson (2 episodes, 1974)

Series Produced by
Bob Claver .... executive producer (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
Mel Swope .... associate producer / producer (95 episodes, 1970-1974)
Larry Rosen .... producer (49 episodes, 1971-1973)
Paul Junger Witt .... producer (25 episodes, 1970-1971)
Dale McRaven .... producer (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Michael Warren .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
William Bickley .... producer (13 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Original Music by
Hugo Montenegro (48 episodes, 1971-1973)
George Duning (23 episodes, 1971-1974)
Shorty Rogers (20 episodes, 1970-1971)
Benny Golson (4 episodes, 1970)

Wes Farrell (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Fred Jackman Jr. (92 episodes, 1970-1974)
Irving Lippman (2 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Film Editing by
Norman Wallerstein (76 episodes, 1970-1974)
Bernard Balmuth (7 episodes, 1971-1973)
Fred Baratta (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
Howard Angus (4 episodes, 1974)
M. Pam Blumenthal (2 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Casting by
Rachelle Farberman (49 episodes, 1971-1973)
Sally Powers (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Al Onorato (20 episodes, 1970-1971)
Steven R. Stevens (4 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ross Bellah (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
John Beckman (30 episodes, 1973-1974)
Carl Braunger (22 episodes, 1970-1971)
Cary Odell (21 episodes, 1971-1972)
Robert Peterson (20 episodes, 1970-1973)
Seymour Klate (3 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Ned Parsons (31 episodes, 1970-1972)
Audrey A. Blasdel (28 episodes, 1970-1974)
John Lamphear (25 episodes, 1972-1973)
William F. Calvert (21 episodes, 1973-1974)
Richard Spero (5 episodes, 1970-1971)
Frank Lombardo (5 episodes, 1971)
Harry Gordon (2 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jan Van Uchelen .... hair stylist (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor (74 episodes, 1970-1973)
Josephine McCarthy .... hair styles (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Mel Berns Jr. .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 1973-1974)
Fred Williams .... makeup artist (9 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Production Management
Jim Hogan .... unit production manager (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
Jerrold Bernstein .... unit production manager (8 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Morgan .... assistant director / associate director (48 episodes, 1971-1973)
Tom McCrory .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1970-1974)
Russell Vreeland .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1970-1971)
Jack Barry .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1971)
Bud Grace .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Richard Glassman .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Rusty Meek .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Casting Department
Renée Valente .... casting executive (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Music Department
John Bahler .... singing voice: The Partridge Family (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
Tom Bähler .... singing voice: The Partridge Family (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
Ron Hicklin .... singing voice: The Partridge Family (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
Jackie Ward .... singing voice: The Partridge Family (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
Wes Farrell .... composer: theme music (95 episodes, 1970-1974)
Diane Hildebrand .... composer: theme music "When We're Singin'" / composer: theme music (95 episodes, 1970-1974)
Danny Janssen .... composer: theme music (71 episodes, 1971-1974)

Mike Deasy .... musician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
James Morris .... driver: bus (25 episodes, 1970-1971)
 
Series Other crew
Sandy Dvore .... title designer: main title / title designer: main titles / ... (95 episodes, 1970-1974)
Wes Farrell .... record producer (49 episodes, 1970-1972)
Dale McRaven .... story consultant / story editor (48 episodes, 1970-1972)
William Bickley .... story consultant (38 episodes, 1972-1974)
Stella Zubatiuk .... production assistant (25 episodes, 1970-1971)
Steve Zacharias .... story editor (13 episodes, 1973-1974)
Art Baer .... story consultant (9 episodes, 1974)
Ben Joelson .... story consultant (9 episodes, 1974)

Lynn A. Aber .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • Bayer  original sponsor (Alka Seltzer)
  • Kellogg's  original sponsor
  • Nestlé  original sponsor (Carnation)

Additional Details

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Runtime:
USA:30 min (96 episodes) | Argentina:30 min
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G (Canadian Home Video rating) | USA:Not Rated (DVD version)

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Trivia:
The character Danny Partridge was ranked #6 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 10 Biggest Brats" (27 March 2005 issue).See more »
Quotes:
Danny:[Keith and Danny are waiting for Laurie to come home from a date with a minister. She enters the front door] Well?
Laurie Partridge:Well, what?
Keith:Tell us what a minister does on a date!
Danny:I bet he took you to see the Ten Commandments.
Keith:No. Too racy.
Laurie Partridge:What makes you think we went to a movie?
Keith:C'mon, fill us in on the details.
Laurie Partridge:You really want to know where we went?
Keith:Yeah.
Laurie Partridge:Well, we couldn't decide on what movie to see, so... We went straight to Muldoon's Point.
[...]
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Soundtrack:
Come On Get Happy (Theme from The Partridge Family)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
"A Whole Lot Of Lovin' Is What We'll Be Bringing", 22 July 2009
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The Partridge Family was a cute show with wholesome kids and the world's greatest mom figure in Shirley Jones. Back when the Bell Telephone Hour was broadcast from NBC's Brooklyn Studio live, I met Shirley Jones a couple of times, on one occasion she autographed my cast album of Oklahoma. I still have memories about how gracious and nice she was to any and all fans who hung around out there.

It wasn't her kind of music that was featured on this show however. She co-stars as a widowed mother who forms a family rock band with her five kids. The two youngest barely had any dialog and just didn't count. The other three had distinct personalities.

Danny Bonaduce was the middle child and the eternal schemer who caused quite a bit of the mischief involved. Susan Dey was the pretty teenage daughter who went on to have a nice substantial career in adult roles. But the reason people watched the show was for the oldest boy played by Jones's real life stepson, David Cassidy.

During the early Seventies David Cassidy was the bubble gum teenage idol and The Partridge Family became his venue to get his music sold to the public. A whole lot like Ricky Nelson did with Ozzie and Harriet.

Cassidy had the most interesting part, the teenage idol who backstage was quite the goofball. Of course the character had no foundation in reality whatsoever, but I've a sneaking suspicion that the producer's if they had made a real teenage idol, he might very well have come across arrogant. Making him lovably dumb, softened our potential jealousies.

I can't remember the plot of a single show because very quickly the show was more a venue for Cassidy's singing than anything else and after a while it didn't pretend to be anything else. I hope David Cassidy saved his money and can live good now, the life of a teenage idol isn't long.

His singing was pleasant and easy to listen to and the cast had a nice chemistry as well. We've seen worse on television.

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