Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays April 12


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Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays April 12:

1950 (61) David Cassidy Teen idol actor singer won fame on The Partridge Family”

In his teen idol heyday, New York native David Cassidy was the world’s highest-paid live entertainer. Retro TV fans know and love him as Keith Partridge from The Partridge Family, the hit musical comedy series in which he starred opposite his real-life stepmother, Shirley Jones.

Still performing regularly today, he is father to a rising new star of his own, actress Katie Cassidy (Melrose Place, Supernatural).

7 Trivia Facts You May Not Know About David Cassidy

Ranked #6 on Vh1′s 100 Greatest Teen Stars.

In an attempt to break from his Keith Partridge persona, he posed nude for Annie Leibovitz for a photo in the 11 May 1972 “Rolling Stone” magazine.

Allergic to garlic.

At his peak, Cassidy was the world’s highest paid live entertainer, and his official fan club was the largest in pop history – exceeding Elvis Presley and The Beatles.

Out of the approximate $500 million that “The Partridge Family” (1970) made, he was initially paid $600 per week, but commanded upwards of $50,000 per concert appearance. His renegotiated contract boosted his weekly salary to $6,000 per week plus some participation.

Made his Broadway debut in 1969 in the musical “The Fig Leaves Are Falling” at the same time his father Jack Cassidy and stepmother Shirley Jones opened on Broadway in “Maggie Flynn”. Both shows were notorious flops, the former closing after four performances.

Ranked #1 in TV Guide’s list of “TV’s 25 Greatest Teen Idols” (23 January 2005 issue).

1957 (54) Vince Gill Country singer and songwriter

1956 (55) Andy Garcia Cuban born actor, known for his characters on the edge

1947 (64) Tom Clancy Author of spy novels

1947 (64) David Letterman Late night talk show host

1946 (65) Ed O’Neill Actor played Al Bundy on tv series “Married….with Children”

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