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3. The success of the show led to divorce

Shirley Jones has said that the massive success of the show put a strain on her marriage to Jack Cassidy (who was David Cassidy’s dad in real life). “The stratospheric success of the show took its toll on my marriage to Jack. His overriding sense of inferiority in the face of my success drove him into the arms of other women even more often than before.”

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