RIP Dave Madden

Partridge Family manager David Madden has died. He was 82.

Yeah, his story got overshadowed by the death of Russel Johnson the same day.

So which one is Princess Di, and which is Mother Teresa?

Johnson was Michael Jackson, and Madden was Farrah Fawcett.

Wow, he must have been much younger in Partridge Family than he seemed to me at the time. Granted I was in grade school watching in syndication.

My friend was convinced that he and Shirley Jones were married IRL. I said no, she’s married to Keith’s real father. Wouldn’t blame Madden if he had had hearts for SJ, but Jack Cassidy would have knocked his block off if he’d done anything about it!

I mentioned this in the other thread, but worth repeating here: Madden cracked me up with his moving hairline. When he frowned, his forehead shrank an inch; a pop-eyed “Danny, what did you do NOW” face and it grew an inch.

That’s one of the promo spots for the show on Antenna TV, making fun of Madden’s hairline. I also remember him from way back in the day on Rowan and Martin’s “Laugh-In.”

Yeah, the Fickle Finger of Fate got him.