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Jack Cassidy

Jack CassidyAKA John Joseph Edward Cassidy

Born: 5-Mar-1927
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 12-Dec-1976
Location of death: West Hollywood, CA [1]
Cause of death: Accident - Misc
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered at sea)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [2]
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Eiger Sanction

Perished in a fire when he fell asleep on a couch smoking a cigarette.


[1] 1221 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA.

[2] Jackie McGlone, "Still a Daydreamer", The Scotsman, 24 March 2007. Interview with son David Cassidy, to publicize his book, Could It Be Forever? My Story. Cassidy describes his father as "a vain philanderer, an alcoholic -- and a bisexual" (the last detail only discovered by David after Jack Cassidy's death).

Wife: Evelyn Ward (actress, m. 28-Jun-1948, div. 1956, one son)
Son:
David Cassidy (teen idol, b. 12-Apr-1950)
Wife: Shirley Jones (actress, m. 5-Aug-1956, div. 1974, three sons)
Son: Shaun Cassidy (teen idol, b. 27-Sep-1958)
Son: Patrick Cassidy (actor, b. 4-Jan-1962)
Son: Ryan Cassidy (set decorator, b. 23-Feb-1966)

    Tony 1964 for She Loves Me (musical)
    Caught Fire
    Irish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    TELEVISION
    He & She Oscar North (1967-68)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (Dec-1977)
    W.C. Fields and Me (24-Jun-1976)
    The Eiger Sanction (21-May-1975) · Miles Mellough
    Bunny O'Hare (18-Oct-1971) · Lt. Greeley
    The Andersonville Trial (17-May-1970) · Otis Baker
    Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County (1-May-1970) · Roger Hand
    Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (18-Dec-1962) · Bob Cratchit [VOICE]
    The Chapman Report (5-Oct-1962)
    Look in Any Window (29-Jan-1961) · Gareth Lowell


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