The producers and creators of the show, Sony, were earning millions of dollars per episode of the popular show, yet the cast was grossly underpaid.

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Luckily, David was able to renegotiate his contract after it came out that he was underage when he signed the contract.

In the original version of the pilot episode, the Partridge’s live in Ohio and not in California and the character of their father, who is deceased, is actually talked about as being a former alcoholic.

First season Chris was played by Jeremy Gelbwaks, while Brian Forster played the role of Chris from season two onwards until the end of the show in season four.

They had to switch as Gelbwaks was causing a lot of drama on set.

The pilot that actually made it to the air was the one where Mr.

Partridge was never discussed, as if he didn’t exist. Shirley Jones joined the cast of The Partridge Family in 1970 after turning down a role to be the mother in The Brady Bunch.

He would go on to reprise the role of Partridge Family Manager Reuben Kincaid on the hit TV series of the same name.

Sadly, Dave Madden died in hospice care in 2014 at the age of 82. The Partridge Family is based on a real life family that is very similar to the storyline – the Cowsill family.

She sadly passed away suddenly in 2015, and in loving memory, all of her former acting friends came to her service.