Betty Bonaduce, Mother Of Danny Bonaduce, Dies At 97

  • On the morning of Sunday, January 16, actor Danny Bonaduce learned that his mother, Betty Bonaduce, had died
  • She passed away from currently unspecified causes at the age of 97
  • Bonaduce remembered the way she supported his career and thought constantly about his happiness in a tribute post


Over the weekend of January 15 and 16, Betty Bonaduce, mother of actor Danny Bonaduce, died. She was 97 years old when she passed, according to a social media post by her son that went live late Sunday afternoon. The post did not list an official cause of death.


Betty herself was in the entertainment industry, though Bonaduce’s post remembers the impact she had as a supportive mother helping her son build his craft and career. She was also the wife of TV writer and producer Joseph Bonaduce, though by The Partridge Family veteran’s accounts, this relationship was more of a hurdle for her to conquer than a help.


Danny Bonaduce reflects on what his mother did for him

On his Twitter post, Bonaduce shares the news that his mother Betty passed away, information he received Sunday morning and posted about the following day. “When I was a kid she took me to all of the auditions,” Bonaduce revealed. Bonaduce’s career began with Accidental Family, included a small appearance on Bewitched, and led to his biggest credit in The Partridge Family with 69 episodes as Danny Partridge. His post went on, “Later when things weren’t going well she was always there.” Specifically, home life could be tense for the trio because his father, Joseph, was reportedly physically and emotionally abusive to him.

Bonaduce remembers his mother helping him through the crucial years of his budding career / Everett Collection

RELATED: Whatever Happened To Danny Bonaduce From ‘The Partridge Family?’

His post concluded, “She recently called my wife to thank her bc she didn’t worry about me anymore. 97 years is a good run.” Bonaduce himself has been married and divorced in the past, but he is currently married to Amy Railsback and the couple has been together since they started dating in 2007. She is reported to manage Bonaduce’s career on a full-time basis.

Betty Bonaduce was dedicated to supporting her son

Bonaduce also shared that when things were tough, his mother did what she could / ImageCollect

Born as Elizabeth Steck on October 5, 1924, in Pennsylvania, Betty Bonaduce built a career for herself in the entertainment industry. She is listed as a writer known for The Bill Cosby Show (1969), Arnie (1970), and her biggest credit, The New Temperatures Rising Show (1972).

Condolences poured in for Bonaduce following his somber announcement. One user sympathized, “No matter what their age when our Moms die, it will always leave a hole in our hearts & in our lives.” Another user shared an image outlining the many ways a mother remains with her child or children, even after passing away. Rest in peace, Betty Bonaduce.

Show comments
Published by

Recent Posts

A Water Tower Mural Of Johnny Cash Appears To Take A Leak After Vandal Shoots It In ‘Sensitive Area’

Music icon Johnny Cash may have achieved fame and his first number one hit with…

33 mins ago

Dr. Oz’s Daughter, Daphne Oz, Makes Public Appearance In Luxury Pajamas And Heels Combo

Dr. Oz's daughter, Daphne Oz, may have just taught us another way to rock a…

2 hours ago

‘Back To The Prairie’ — Melissa Gilbert Discusses Living The Simple Life In New Memoir

Melissa Gilbert, who has enjoyed enormous popularity primarily because of her role on the series Little…

2 hours ago

‘ER’ And ‘West Wing’ Star John Aylward Dies At 75

John Aylward has passed away at 75 years old. He reportedly died of natural causes. …

2 hours ago

Living In Kentucky, Katy Perry Says About Hollywood: ‘We’re Living In A Bubble’

Once reaching national fame, plenty of stars seem to call Hollywood home. That was the…

2 hours ago

One Of The Ex-Contestants of ‘The Voice’ Could Be Elvis Presley’s Grandson — Meet Dakota Striplin

After an electrifying blind audition performance on The Voice, Dakota Striplin revealed he that might…

2 days ago