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Dave Madden dies at 82; actor played manager on 'Partridge Family'
Dave Madden dies at 82; actor played manager on 'Partridge Family'

Dave Madden, the actor and comedian who played the curmudgeonly band manager on the popular 1970s TV series "The Partridge Family," died Thursday at a hospice in Jacksonville, Fla. He was 82. The cause was complications of the blood disorder myelodysplastic syndrome, said his wife, Sandra Madden. Madden played Reuben Kincaid, who managed the family band and clashed with the wisecracking pre-teen bassist played by Danny Bonaduce. "The Partridge Family" ran on ABC for three seasons starting in 1970 and has endured in reruns. It starred Oscar winner Shirley Jones as a widowed suburban mom who goes on the road with her five musical children, including teen heartthrob...

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