Your Favorite ’70s and ’80s Child Stars: Then vs. Now

David Cassidy

David Cassidy was best known for playing Keith Partridge, son of Shirley Partridge, on the musical sitcom The Partridge Family. Cassidy achieved teen idol pop superstar status in the 1970s.

David Cassidy Now

Unfortunately, after battling a lifelong addiction to alcohol, Cassidy passed away due to liver failure in 2017. He was 67 years old.

Robby Benson

Robby Benson rose to fame as a teen idol in the late 1970s for his roles in One on One and Ice Castles. He also appeared on Happy Days and Ode to Billy Joel.

Robby Benson Now

Benson later voiced Beast in Beauty and the Beast and had a six-episode run on Friends. His heart murmur has resulted in four open-heart surgeries; Benson also wrote and starred in an off-Broadway play called Open Heart.


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