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Dave Madden Dies: Manager Reuben Kincaid on 'Partridge Family' Was 82

Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 07:34 PM

By Morgan Chilson

Dave Madden, the actor who played the Partridge family manager Reuben Kincaid on the 1970s sitcom, died Thursday morning at age 82.

Madden spent his time on the popular television show being harassed and flustered by the Partridge kids. Madden's agent said star died of congestive heart and kidney failure, TMZ reported.

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News of Madden’s death came as another 1970s TV star also died: Russell Johnson, who played the Professor on “Gilligan’s Island,” also died Thursday morning.

Although best-known for his role on “The Partridge Family,” Madden also guest-starred on numerous TV shows and was on “Laugh-In.” He showed up regularly on “Alice” as customer Earl Hicks.

Madden also wrote a book about his life as a stand-up comic and actor, “Reuben on Wry.” In 2008 in an interview about the book, he told Marshall Terrill on BookBuzz, “What did I like about playing Reuben? The money! Any TV actor who answers differently is probably lying. Face it, it's not exactly Shakespeare. ‘The role of a lifetime.’ Did I say that? Actually, unless my calendar is lying to me ... it was ‘the role of 4 years’ of what's left of my lifetime.”

Classic shows like “The Partridge Family” and “Gilligan’s Island,” shown for years after the shows went off the air, have a spot in the hearts of many who took to the Internet to express their sorrow over the loss.

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