He was born in Canada but was raised in Terre Haute, Indiana.He then signed up to the Air Force, where his love of comedy enabled him to perform in front of the King of Libya.The Coswill family consisted of the mother, six sons and a daughter.The family was a musical one as well, with top hits like their 1967 song, The Rain, the Park & Other Things.First season Chris was played by Jeremy Gelbwaks, while Brian Forster played the role of Chris from season two onwards until the end of the show in season four.They had to switch as Gelbwaks was causing a lot of drama on set.
First, because she was destined to become the first working mother on TV and I loved the script.
Partridge was never discussed, as if he didn’t exist. Shirley Jones joined the cast of The Partridge Family in 1970 after turning down a role to be the mother in The Brady Bunch.
She portrayed the Partridge Family mother for the full run of the series, but found trouble getting work after the show ended.
Ricky was brought in especially to boost ratings, which were declining during that time.
The producers were caught up in the Jackson Five effect, and originally wanted an African-American child to be put on the show, but they ultimately decided to go with cute little Ricky. During and after the show, David’s musical career really shot to the height of success.