A “Partridge” In Heaven

the-partridge-familyWe lost two treasures yesterday, I’ve already paid tribute to Russell Johnson. The other lose hits a little closer to home. Dave Madden who made us laugh on “Laugh In” and on many other shows passed away yesterday as well.

Madden will be forever known for one role the harried manager of ABC’s “The Partridge Family” Some people said Reuben was a child hater, not so because he loved those kids. They adopted him as part of their family. In real life, Madden was a father figure to Danny Bonaduce. Both Bonaduce amd David Cassidy have voiced their feelings on this tragedy.

Born in Canada, but but raised in Indiana, Madden demonstrated a talent for entertaining at an early age. With this ability he joined the Air Force special services unit. He actually performed magic for the King of Libya. Madden was discovered by the late empressario Ed Sullivan. From there he got his first big break in the sitcom “Camp Runamuck” . Next came his turn in the cast of the historic show “Laugh In.” In 1970, Madden was cast in the role of Reuben Kincaid. Reuben a promoter and carefree bachelor. His foil was the young entrepreneur, Danny Partridge, played by Danny Bonaduce. Following his stint on “The Partridge Family”, Madden was cast as Flo’s boyfriend on the popular series “Alice”  Madden has also appeared on such shows as “Married with Children”, “Boy Meets World”, Sabrina the Teenaged Witch”, “Herman’s Head” and “The Ben Stiller Show” where he was actually Reuben Kincaid. Madden penned his memoirs in a book called, “Reuben on Wry”

Madden is survived by his wife, Sandra and two children from his first marriage Selena and Peter as well as three siblings. We at Chitownstarconnections  will mourn him deeply and we give our sympathy to his family, friends, and fans.

campdave2_20_42_1-11152012-20000952AMadden’s big break was on the sitcom “Camp Runamuck”

article-2540889-1AB90F0E00000578-373_634x861Madden and the cast of “Laugh In”

001f979xMadden’s most famous role Reuben Kincaid on “The Partridge Family”

PartFam3Madden was a father figure to young Danny Bonaduce

1389910436000-Dave-Madden-and-Shirley-JonesFans would have liked to see Reuben and Shirley as a couple

Alice_071Madden had a recurring role on “Alice” as Flo’s boyfriend Earl

51vyT28fHWLRead about Madden’s life in his memoirs “Reuben on Wry”

part8RIP Dave Madden 1931-2014

We’ll miss you Reuben! Heaven can come on and get happy now.

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About chitownstarconnections

Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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