Vale: Bernard Slade

Bernard Slade, who created The Partridge Family and developed The Flying Nun has died.

Bernard Slade, who created The Partridge Family and developed The Flying Nun has died, aged 89.

He died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home according to media reports.

and wrote the enduring romantic comedy Same Time, Next Year for Broadway and the big screen, died Wednesday. He was 89.

Slade said that watching the musical family group The Cowsills perform inspired his idea for The Partridge Family. It ran for 4 years and launched the careers of David Cassidy, Susan Dey and Danny Bonaduce.

In the 1960s he served as a story editor and writer on Bewitched, developed The Flying Nun and later created The Girl With Something Extra, Love on a Rooftop, and Bridget Loves Bernie, starring David Birney and Meredith Baxter.

He also wrote the Same Time, Next Year, both stage play and feature film.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

3 Responses

  1. I have to admit I didn’t know of Bernard, but I certainly knew his work and loved it. Partridge Family was such a wholesome family show, and for someone obsessed with singing and performing, what I wouldn’t have done to have been a part of a musical family like that. The Flying Nun was great, although Sally Field absolutely hated every minute of it. Same Time Next Year was one of my favourite movies. How could I not have known the creator behind all of this magic. Rest in Peace Bernard.

  2. Great career. Loved The Partridge Family as a kid. Enamored with Shirley Jones. I also really liked ‘Same Time Next Year’ movie. saw it on tv a cuppla times. Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda. Really clever, funny and moving script. Bernard Slade really made his mark.

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