The Partridge FamilyThe Partridge Family

1970 - 1974 | ABC
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Based on the popular musical family the Cowsills, The Partridge Family develops the story of five siblings and their divorced Mom who form a musical group and tour the country.
The Mom is played by Shirley Jones who does her own singing in the series. The eldest son, Keith Partridge is played by David Cassidy who also does his own singing and becomes something of a pop star in real life. The other siblings in order of age are Laurie, Danny, Chris with the youngest being Tracy . they hire a manager Reuben Kincaid (Dave Madden) who becomes like another family member.

ThePartridge Family Cast

Cast & Characters

  • Shirley Jones as Shirley Partridge (vocals, keyboard, tambourine, percussion)
  • David Cassidy as Keith Partridge (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, electric lead guitar, banjo)
  • Susan Dey as Laurie Partridge (vocals, harmony, piano, Hammond organ, percussion)
  • Danny Bonaduce as Danny Partridge (vocals, bass guitar)
  • Jeremy Gelbwaks as Chris Partridge (Season 1 vocals, drums)
  • Brian Forster as Chris Partridge (Seasons 2–4 vocals, drums)
  • Suzanne Crough as Tracy Partridge (tambourine, percussion)
  • Dave Madden as Reuben Kincaid (band manager)
  • Ricky Segall as Ricky Stevens (Season 4 singer)
  • Simone, the family's pet dog (Season 1, occasionally in later seasons)

Broadcast History

First Telecast: September 25, 1970
Last Telecast: March 23, 1974
Network:  ABC
Seasons: 4
Episodes: 96
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Original Primetime TV Schedule
  • September 1970 - June 1973, Friday 8:30-9:00pm
  • June 1973 - March 1974, Saturday 8:00-8:30pm
Partridge Family Title Card

Theme Song Lyrics & Opening Credits

"C'mon Get Happy" by Wes Farrell and Danny Janssen

Hello, world, hear the song that we're singin'
C'mon get happy!
A whole lot of lovin' is what we'll be bringin'
We'll make you happy!

We had a dream, we'd go travelin' together,
We'd spread a little lovin' then we'd keep movin' on.
Somethin' always happens whenever we're together
We get a happy feelin' when we're singing a song.

Trav'lin' along there's a song that we're singin'
C'mon get happy!
A whole lot of lovin' is what we'll be bringin'
We'll make you happy!
We'll make you happy!
We'll make you happy!
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Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
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Partridge Family Trivia

Did the Partridge Family cast do their own singing in the show? Well, yes and no. They all tried singing in a recording studio but only Shirley Jones and David Cassidy were deemed good enough to do their own singing. The other kids voices were dubbed in by professional singers.

Also interesting: The exterior of the Partridge house is the same exterior used in “Bewitched”, “The Donna Reed Show”, and “Til Death”.

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