1946 to 1976
March 5, 1927 in Richmond Hill
December 12, 1976
Queens, New York, United States
For the Jefferson Airplane bass guitarist, see Jack Casady. John Joseph Edward "Jack" Cassidy (March 5, 1927 - December 12, 1976) was an American singer and actor of stage, film, and television. Early life: He was born in Richmond Hill, New York, the son of Charlotte (née Koehler) and William Cassidy. His father, who was engineer at the Long Island Rail Road, was of Irish descent and his mother was of German ancestry. Career: Cassidy achieved his greatest success as a musical performer on Broadway, appearing in Alive and Kicking, Wish You Were Here, Shangri-La, Maggie Flynn, Fade Out - Fade In, It's a Bird...It's a Plane...