Dave Madden played Reuben Kincaid on the Partridge Family 1970s TV Show
If you have been around this blog much, you know I loved my Partridge Family when I was a pre-teen/barely-teen.
So my sister actually texted me words of comfort about the passing of Dave Madden yesterday, the actor who played the Partridge family’s longsuffering manager on the TV sitcom from 1970-1974. He died the same day as the Professor from the 1960s show I loved to hate, Gilligan’s Island (Russell Johnson-he was a gorgeous man).
Oh my goodness. Reuben Kincaid up against the impish, red-headed 10-year-old Danny Partridge just made the show so funny. I was hoping to find a short clip of one of their conversations and this was the shortest I could find. And yes, it still does actually make me smile, probably even laugh.
I really think this musical-family show was his best-known role, but for many years following the end of The Partridge Family I recall hearing Dave Madden’s distinctive voice in commercials and voice-overs. Here is a Partridge Family song featuring Mr. Kincaid. I really want to own that orange, floral-print dress. I do!
Farewell, Reuben Kincaid. Thank-you for all the laughter. Rest in Peace, Dave Madden. Rest in peace.