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Shall we say a fond farewell to Dave Madden, 'Reuben Kincaid' on TV's "The Partridge Family"?

Asked by ibstubro (12494 points ) January 16th, 2014

I lovedThe Partridge Family” as a kid growing up. Although I later gained an aversion to nearly every actor on the show, I can still to this day watch it with warmth and good humor.

‘Reuben Kincaid’ was one of those characters that just skated past unremittingly annoying. For me, I think the facial expressions redeemed him, many a time. He just worried too damned much about the family.

From “Laugh In” to “Alice”, he had a varied acting career as was a decent stand up comic.

RIP, Dave Madden, aka ‘Reuben Kincaid’ of ”The Partridge Family”. You brought us joy.

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Coloma's avatar

Awww….he was an icon of the 60’s for sure. R.I.P. Mr. Kincaid.
The Partridge Family…jeez, we’re gettin’ old. lol

zenvelo's avatar

Wait, you’re waxing nostalgic over Reuben Kincaid, but not mentioning the passing of the Professor? The only one on the island that had a brain?

And, the Rule of Three continues, one of the last Munchkins passed away today, Ruth Robinson Duccini, age 95.

Whoops! Just saw your other thread. @ibstubro the harbinger of death.

ibstubro's avatar

@zenvelo harbinger is foretelling. After the fact is memorializing. I did not predict or forecast death, I merely reported it, for the record.

I found ‘Reuben Kincaid’ endearing. I loved his dedication and loyalty to the “Family”.

filmfann's avatar

I remember him from Laugh In. His timing was wonderful, and his expressions sealed the joke.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

I saw him recently in something else totally, maybe a western. I can’t remember what, I just remember thinking how different it was from how I’d known him. I bought the first season of The Partridge Family a few weeks ago, so my daughter could see a little history. At that time, single moms just didn’t behave like that. I too enjoyed his amusing contributions during my childhood.

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