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The Partridge Family is an American
television sitcom about a widowed mother and her five children who
embarked on a music career. The family lived in San Pueblo, a
small fictional town in Northern California. The series originally
ran from September 25, 1970 until August 31, 1974 on the ABC
network, as part of a Friday night lineup.
Created by Bernard Slade, the series was inspired by and loosely
based on The Cowsills, a real pop music family famous in the late
1960s. In its early development, the Cowsill children were
considered by the producers to be featured on The Partridge
Family, but because they were not trained actors, the producers
decided to abandon that idea. Shirley Jones had already been
signed as mother Shirley Partridge and star of the show.
The Partridge children were played by David Cassidy (Jones'
real-life stepson) as her eldest son Keith, Susan Dey as Laurie,
Danny Bonaduce as Danny, Jeremy Gelbwaks as Chris and Suzanne
Crough as Tracy. Dave Madden played Reuben Kincaid, who was
their manager and family friend. At the end of the first
season, Jeremy Gelbwaks' family moved out of the Los Angeles area,
and the part was recast with a blond child actor, Brian Forster.