Partridge Family Drama: Susan Dey's David Cassidy Crush Went Unrequited

By | January 25, 2018

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June 1970: David Cassidy and Susan Dey, costars of the television series 'The Partridge Family,' standing together and smiling while at an ABC party held at the Bistro. Source: (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)

David Cassidy was a major teen heartthrob for countless American teenage girls. Susan Dey was a beautiful brunette who had the attention of all the teenage boys. The pair were television brother and sister on the hit sitcom The Partridge Family. The show was about a fictional family musical act, but songs by The Partridge Family -- like those of TV-show band The Monkees in the 1960s -- were real-world pop-chart hits.

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Considering the fact that Cassidy was on the radar of every girl in America, it should come as no surprise that Susan Dey, had a thing for him as well. Cassidy was a groupie magnet and had quite a female following. His poster was tacked to the wall of many young girls’ bedroom walls and they would dream about what they would do if they ever had a chance to meet him -- or better yet, date him.