David Cassidy is back making headlines — but not good ones. The musician-actor, now 63 years old, was charged with DWI in upstate New York early yesterday morning, the second such charge for the ’70s teen idol in three years.
The once-gorgeous David looks like an un-hot mess in his latest mug shot, even though arresting officer Tom Jones (not that one) reports that Cassidy was “a gentlemen” during the incident. Another dismaying part of all this? The officer didn’t even know who Cassidy was!
This is for you, Tom Jones: David Cassidy rose to massive worldwide fame as the dreamy Keith Partridge in the ’70s musical TV series “Partridge Family.” His face was so ubiquitous at one point that he walked away from it all, concentrating on music. He’s been performing live pretty much ever since.
And this part is for you, Swoonworthy fans: Cassidy was a sexual trailblazer as a teen idol, often posing shirtless, wearing obscenely tight pants and taking part in skin-baring photoshoots (which yielded that controversial naked cover of Rolling Stone). But he was a classic teen idol’s teen idol in many pictures, too — look, he’s on a horse!
It’s Throwback Thursday, so that’s our excuse to post pictures of David back in his teen dream heyday:
Meanwhile, in timing that’s either great or the WORST POSSIBLE, David will be featured on the next episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” premiering Sunday at 10pm ET on OWN. Catch a preview of the episode — which also features Peter Brady (swoon!) — here.
Bonus video: Watch David singing the iconic “I Think I Love You” on “The Partridge Family”:
Previously: Teen Heartthrobs on ‘Oprah’