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See Former Teen Idol Shaun Cassidy Now at 63 — Greatest Life

David Cassidy could also be one of many prime teen idols of all time, however his half-brother Shaun Cassidy was a significant heartthrob too. Whereas his older brother starred on The Partridge Household and had a profession in pop music, Cassidy led The Hardy Boys Mysteries and a turned pop star himself within the latter half of the ’70s, with hits together with “Da Doo Ron Ron” and “Hey Deanie.”

Although he obtained his begin in music and appearing, Cassidy, now 63, went in a really totally different route along with his profession as soon as he hit maturity. The truth is, the previous teen idol may simply be answerable for one in all your favourite TV reveals. Learn on to study Cassidy at present, together with his household life and his work behind-the-scenes in tv.

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Shirley Jones and Shaun Cassidy at the 2019 Tony Awards
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Cassidy got here to fame as a part of a showbiz household. Not solely was his half-brother David in leisure, his mom is Oscar-winner Shirley Jones,  and his father is Tony-winner Jack Cassidy.

“By the point I turned profitable at 18, three different folks in my household had already been wildly profitable,” Cassidy informed Web page Six in 2021. “My father was a matinee idol on Broadway, my mom was an Academy Award winner at 24 and David was a really massive pop star. I type of witnessed all of this, so by the point it occurred to me, no a part of my identification was invested in it lasting or ever being profitable.” By the point Cassidy was 22, he determined to place his music profession behind him and check out one thing else.

Shaun Cassidy performing on stage in 2019
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Following his TV appearing and pop star days, Cassidy turned a stage actor. “I’ve a bizarre résumé. I simply do,” he informed Yahoo! in 2020. “I had this extremely massive, explosive opening quantity in my early profession. Then I actually stayed at residence for the ’80s, aside from doing tiny little theaters, doing bizarre, like, Joyce Carol Oates performs for $100 every week.”

However it wasn’t solely little performs. Cassidy and David starred within the musical Blood Brothers, concerning the totally different paths taken by twins separated at delivery, on Broadway collectively. “I liked and adored him and he was as humorous a man as you will ever meet,” Cassidy informed Web page Six of David, who died in 2017. “We did a Broadway present known as Blood Brothers collectively for a yr and it was nice working with him and really cathartic as a result of we each felt related to our dad.”

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Shaun Cassidy at New York Comic Con in 2016
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Whereas Cassidy was working in theater, he additionally wrote his first TV script, a present known as American Gothic. The present was picked up for one season by CBS in 1995, which modified the course of Cassidy’s profession. He went on to provide and write for reveals together with Roar, Chilly Case, The Company, and Emerald Metropolis. He’s at present an government producer and author for the medical collection New Amsterdam.

“I take a look at previous interviews and issues they usually say, ‘What do you need to do once you develop up?’ I say, ‘I need to be a producer.’ And I am actually lucky that I used to be in a position to do it,” Cassidy informed Oprah.com in 2010.

Shaun Cassidy at the 2019 Tonys
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Along with engaged on New Amsterdam, Cassidy additionally excursions a one-man present titled The Magic of a Midnight Sky.

“It is a music and storytelling present,” he informed Web page Six. “I might say it is a love story, it is a survival story and it is a story of reinvention. It is humorous, private, unhappy, hopeful and, I imagine, common as a result of my soiled little secret is the present is not only my story however everybody’s story.”

Cassidy has been married 3 times and has seven kids. He married his first spouse, mannequin Ann Pennington, when he was 21 years previous. They welcomed two kids throughout their marriage, which lasted 1979 to 1993. Then, he was married to actor Susan Diol from 1995 to 2003, they usually had one baby collectively. Since 2004, Cassidy has been married to producer Tracey Lynne Turner, with whom he has 4 youngsters. “They’re the conclusion of my dream,” Cassidy informed Oprah.com. “My household’s my dream.”

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