What percentage of you have watched “The Partridge Family”? If you were a fan, the actress Susan Dey’s portrayal of Laurie Partridge’s attractiveness most likely captivated you.
Susan had no prior acting experience when she accepted the role in the four-year ABC series, which ran from 1970 to 1974. However, casting Susan was the ideal decision because of her extraordinary talent and her familiarity with the camera.
Many people were enthralled with the exploits of the singing family that performed throughout the city in a remodeled psychedelic school bus. Following its completion in the States, it also became a big hit in the United Kingdom, greatly elevating the profile of the performers.
David Cassidy, Susan’s coworker and the show’s Keith, rose to fame as a teenage idol, beloved by many girls. Susan was one of those women who was obsessed with him. Although she had a crush on him for a longer time, they didn’t begin dating until the end of the show. Their brief romance ended, and they became close friends until David revealed some personal information about his relationship with Susan in his book C’mon, Get Happy: Fear and Loathing on the Partridge Family Bus. He said, among other things, that he discontinued their relationship because she was too naive for him.
After appearing in “The Partridge Family,” Susan went on to star in other films and television series. She also penned a book titled Susan Dey’s Secrets on Boys, Beauty, and Popularity.
Before she was named a Golden Globe winner for Best Actress for her performance as Grace Van Owen in “LA Law,” she had received six Golden Globe nominations and three Emmy nominations throughout the years.
Worldation.com claims that Olivia Newton John, who played Sandy in Grease, was given the role of Laurie in “The Partridge Family,” but Susan’s management persuaded her not to accept it.
Susan is currently living a calm life in her native New York with her spouse and their family. Although she is no longer in the spotlight, she will always be remembered as the person who made our formative years amazing. No matter how much time goes by, nobody truly forgets shows like “The Partridge Family.”