Barbara Cowsill

  1. Shirley Jones, The Partridge Family, TV, 1970-1974.      Oh, so Shirley Jones and step-son David Cassidy were Plan B… ?  Exactly! Plan A was a real family bubblegum music unit of six squabblers – The Cowsills.  Until the suits preferred Shirley (an Oscar-winning  actress, after all) to Barbara Cowsill, matriarch and singer.  Then, the  patriatrch and manger, Bud Cowsill, ordered his guys  back home to Newport, Rhode Island. 

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