A singer and actor who was a big TV star and a teen idol in the 1970s is auctioning off his home. NBC News reports that the Florida mansion of David Cassidy is on the auction block today.
The move follows a bankruptcy filing by Cassidy, along with the breakup of his third marriage and a series of arrests for drunken driving, the story reports.
“Cassidy, 65, whose hits ‘Cherish’ and ‘I Think I Love You’ had teenage girls swooning in the 1970s, bought the 7,000-square-foot, five-bedroom waterfront house in Fort Lauderdale for about $1.1 million in 2001,” the story reports. “The once baby-faced star of ‘The Partridge Family’ TV series spent five years refurbishing everything from the stained pine floors to the pool and patio and installing heavy wood doors recovered from a razed Mexican church. Much of the furniture will be included in the auction price, according to Fisher Auction Co.”
In his Chapter 11 filing earlier this year, Cassidy reportedly listed assets and debts of up to $10 million.
Cassidy, the lead singer of the band that shared its name with the TV show, was a big star on “The Partridge Family,” which aired from 1970-1974 on ABC. One of the group’s trademark songs was also the TV show’s theme song during its final three seasons, “C’mon, Get Happy.”