I never saw Barry Williams on Bonanza - is that the guy who played Greg Brady on Brady Bunch?
I always liked Jack Cassidy - on Colombo episodes best of all......he did have a great smile. But I don't think he was very nice to his son David from what I read.....always critical of him and then became jealous of his own son eclipsing his fame.
I thought David had the same smile and eyes as his father...they looked alike.
As for egos - I think Jack had a big ego...but never thought of David Cassidy having a big ego...he seemed more delicate and sensitive....seemed to always be very nice to fans and media.
As I recall, David retired from the business at 24 years old and then reestablished himself 10 years after that and he's been doing concerts for many years.....I think he didn't like the fluff of Partridge Family and although it catapulted him to instant fame, it also stifled his future career. I think he wanted to be a rock star...but he could never get rid of that teen heartthrob status
Partridge Family was intended to have Shirley Jones as lead singer - and her stepson David was only hired for his looks - shortly after the premiere of that show, he mentioned he could sing as well and he then became the lead singer in that show.....I read Shirley was happy for him even though she then had a lesser role - because David had a tough childhood and she was glad he was successful at something.
I think up until 3 years ago - Cassidy had a pretty good career - his drinking finally caught up with him.....
In his hey day - he was about the most gorgeous looking guy...the hair, the smile, the eyes, the way he moved, the way he sang into the camera...and made every girl in school - and even the adult women...swoon.
I remember Davy Jones was the heart throb before David Cassidy....but I thought Cassidy was much better looking.