The Partridge Family (1970–1974)
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Diary of a Mad Millionaire 

A reclusive millionaire who's a fan of the Partridges pays them to perform for him at his home. And he follows them around buying out every show. Eventually they invite him to stay with them where he tries to keep a low profile.

Director:

Lou Antonio

Writers:

Bernard Slade (created by), Steve Zacharias | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Shirley Jones ... Shirley Partridge
David Cassidy ... Keith Partridge
Susan Dey ... Laurie Partridge
Danny Bonaduce ... Danny Partridge
Brian Forster ... Christopher 'Chris' Partridge
Suzanne Crough ... Tracy Partridge
Dave Madden ... Reuben Kincaid
John Astin ... Millionaire Sidney Rose
Jim Antonio ... Merle Pearson
Sari Price Sari Price ... Woman
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A reclusive millionaire who's a fan of the Partridges pays them to perform for him at his home. And he follows them around buying out every show. Eventually they invite him to stay with them where he tries to keep a low profile.

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Comedy | Family | Music

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1973 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Connections

References Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

It Sounds Like You're Saying Hello
Music & Lyrics by Terry Cashman & T.P. West
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John Astin as the Melba Toast Baron
16 March 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Diary of a Mad Millionaire" casts John Astin (THE ADDAMS FAMILY) as reclusive millionaire Sydney Rose, dubbed 'The Melba Toast Baron' by Danny, who knows everything about him. Like Howard Hughes, the shy, retiring type, 'Uncle Sydney' is reluctant to be seen in public without a disguise, attending The Partridge Family's next performance as a bearded hippie- an audience of one! (200 tables up front). A perceptive reporter finally gets the goods on the mystery man, who realizes that the public is far less inquisitive than he at first thought. John Astin, in his many guises, enjoys one of his finest roles, while Shirley's old friend Sari Price, making her fourth and final appearance, shows up as Sydney's date (lucky girl!). There are a record three songs featured in this episode: the unreleased "God Bless You Girl," composed by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown (the same footage previously seen in "This Male Chauvinist Piggy Went to Market"); "It Sounds Like You're Saying Hello" (heard only briefly), composed by Terry Cashman and T. P. West, from the just released seventh LP CROSSWORD PUZZLE; and the appropriate rocker "One Night Stand," taken from third LP SOUND MAGAZINE, composed by Wes Farrell and former hitmaker Paul Anka, soon to top the charts again with his comeback smash "(You're) Having My Baby."


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