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"The Partridge Family" (1970) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1970-1974

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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:
More remarkable than it first appears... 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Several songs credited to the Partridge Family actually charted. In fact the very first single, "I Think I Love You" went to number-one and sold over 4 million copies. Other hits included "I'll Meet You Halfway", "Doesn't Someone Want to Be Wanted" and "I Woke Up in Love This Morning".See more »
Quotes:
Danny:...Don't you think one genius in the family is enough?
Keith:Who might that be?
Danny:Modesty prevents me from stating the obvious.
Shirley Renfrew Partridge:Danny...!
Danny:Well, at least I know my limitations. All I want to be is Howard Hughes.
Keith:Then why don't you disappear?
Danny:I refuse to get into a battle of wits with an unarmed man.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Home Song Stories (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Come On Get Happy (Theme from The Partridge Family)See more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
More remarkable than it first appears..., 18 September 2004
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Amusing to see VH-1 staging a minor-scale "American Idol" to find the "new Partridge Family" (with judges who base their scores on, among other things, physical likeness to the original line-up). It's nice see Shirley Jones and David Cassidy involved (as for Danny Bonaduce, well...he'd appear at the opening of an envelope). But the really funny part is the fact that VH-1 does not air reruns of "The Partridge Family', so how do these young kids auditioning even know who Keith Partridge is (and what he meant to TV viewers and teenyboppers all over the world from 1970-1974). It's bound to flop, as did the remake of "Family Affair", simply because you can't get lightning to strike twice. "The Partridge Family" came along at the right time, when people needed it--needed to BELIEVE IN IT--and record producer Wes Ferrell and the editors at 16 Magazine and Tiger Beat made millions off the show (exploiting David Cassidy's manufactured wholesome image of the boy-singer-next-door). There were better shows of this period (and the laugh-track just screams at the sometimes corny humor), but the show does have great appeal, and the familial relationships have a lived-in feel (when Laurie and Danny kid Keith about his non-existent bald spot, they wink at each other as Keith goes mad with the hairbrush, and mom Shirley watches from the sidelines, no doubt enjoying the prank). They have tried unsuccessfully to reunite this group of actors for specials, and aside from a David-Danny-Shirley reunion on "Arsenio", they've failed. If you can't reunite the originals, why then is VH-1 betting on the success of duplicates? Maybe people need to believe again, or maybe Hollywood has really run dry of ideas.

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