The Partridge Family's Dave Madden Dead at 82

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Dave Madden Dead The Partridge FamilyDave Madden, who played band manager Reuben Kincaid on The Partridge Family, died Thursday of congestive heart and kidney failure.

The 82-year-old actor passed away in Florida, according to TMZ.

Though Madden was best known for his role as a Partridge wrangler, his career included parts on series like The Love BoatStarsky and Hutch, Fantasy Island, Laugh-In and Barney Miller. 

He also played Earl Hicks, a regular Mel’s Diner customer, for eight years on Alice.

His final on-screen role was a 1998 guest appearance on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

Comments (4)

  • How tragic. I just saw him on a Boy Meets World episode last night. RIP.

    Comment by Eric – January 16, 2014 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A sad day for television fans – just heard Russell Johnson passed away, and now Dave Madden. At a time in the early 1970s when everyone on television was trying to be cool [or had to try to be cool], Dave Madden developed a nice hybrid characterization of the ‘cool guy with the heart of gold.’

    He was wonderful on the Partridge Family, playing the ‘go-to-dad/big brother’ role of band manager Reuben Kincaid, and his work on Laugh-In was spot on.

    A good guy, fine actor, and will be missed.

    May he rest in peace.

    Comment by Television Scout – January 16, 2014 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Stop the madness today.
    Someone bubblewrap Ann B. Davis!

    Comment by GuessWhat – January 16, 2014 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • RIP Mr. Kincaid!

    Comment by Lori – January 16, 2014 11:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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