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Dark Behind-The-Scenes Secrets From 'The Partridge Family'

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The Partridge Family ran on network television from 1970 to 1974, featuring the antics and performances of the musical Partridge family members. In the sitcom, widowed mother Shirley Partridge (Shirley Jones) and her five children - Keith, Laurie, Danny, Tracy, and Christopher - toured on a colorful bus, performing uplifting songs, like "C'mon, Get Happy," along the way.

Accompanied by their manager, Reuben Kincaid (Dave Madden), the Partridge Family blossomed into a musical sensation, largely thanks to the presence of teen idol David Cassidy as Keith. Cassidy wasn't the only star, however, with Susan Dey and Danny Bonaduce finding acting careers as a result of the show. Much like The Brady Bunch behind the scenes, however, the making of The Partridge Family came with its fair share of dark moments, from stars battling eating disorders to child actors dealing with substance issues

Secrets from behind the scenes of The Partridge Family reveal life as a Partridge wasn't as happy and full of laughter as it appeared. 

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