Madden died in Florida of congestive heart and kidney failure.
Madden appeared as the long-suffering manager from 1970 to 1974 on the US sitcom, frequently paired with Danny Bonaduce’s character, ‘Danny Partridge.’
Dave Madden was a great guy & like family to me. He taught me to drive a car when I was 10. One of many great memories. I’ll truly miss him.
— Danny Bonaduce (@TheDoochMan) January 16, 2014
Shirley Jones said Madden made the show.
“His relationship with Danny Bonaduce is what made the show work: this strange, mad little boy and the grown man who was even worse as a father figure,” she said this week. “It was hysterical!”
Prior to The Partridge Family, Madden was part of the Laugh-In ensemble, and had a recurring role on the long-running sitcom Alice.
Other credits included Camp Runamuck, Herman’s Head, Love American Style, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Bewitched, Married With Children, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and more recently did voice work for videogame The Curse of Monkey Island.