How many of you watched “The Partridge Family?” If you were a fan, you were definitely mesmerized by Susan Dey’s portrayal of Laurie Partridge’s attractiveness.
Susan didn’t have any acting experience when she was offered the part in the ABC series, which ran for four years, from 1970 to 1974, but hiring her was the right decision since she was so skilled and made it seem like she had appeared in front of the camera many times before.
Many people were captivated by the exploits of the singing family who performed all around aboard a converted psychedelic school bus. After finishing in the States, it also became a major smash in the U.K., and the cast became extremely well-known.
David Cassidy, Susan’s coworker who played Keith in the show, swiftly rose to fame among young girls as their favorite celebrity. Susan herself was one of the many women who were completely enamored with him. She had a longer-lasting crush on him, but they didn’t begin dating until the program was ended. Before David wrote his book C’mon, Get Happy: Fear and Loathing on the Partridge Family Bus, in which he revealed some personal information about his relationship with Susan, their romance didn’t last very long, and they remained close friends. He claimed that among the other reasons he broke up with her was because she was too naive for him.
This infuriated Susan. She promised never to speak to him once more and even said she wouldn’t go to the cast reunion years later.
Susan appeared in other films and TV shows after “The Partridge Family,” and she even penned a book titled Susan Dey’s Secrets on Boys, Beauty, and Popularity.
She received six Golden Globe and three Emmy nominations over the years before winning the Best Actress Golden Globe for her performance as Grace Van Owen in “LA Law.”
According to Worldation.com, Olivia Newton John, who played Sandy in Grease, was given the role of Laurie in “The Partridge Family” but her manager persuaded her not to accept it. Susan turned down the role after Olivia Newton John’s manager persuaded her not to.
Today, Susan is living a peaceful life in New York, where she grew up, with her husband and their family. She is no longer in the spotlight, but she will always be remembered as someone who made our formative years fantastic. Even after a lot of time has passed, “The Partridge Family” is a series that nobody really forgets.