South Pasadena, California, USA
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Bridget Loves Bernie, Family, Family Ties
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Meredith Ann Baxter (born June 21, 1947), formerly Meredith Baxter Birney, is an American actress. Baxter was born in South Pasadena, California, the daughter of actress and sitcom creator Whitney Blake and Tom Baxter, a radio announcer. Her stepfather is sitcom writer Allan Manings. Baxter is best known for her work on two television shows. She first became popular playing the role of Nancy Lawrence Maitland on the television drama Family from 1976 to 1980. She received two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, in 1977 and 1978. The second role is ex-flower child Elyse Keaton on the sitcom Family Ties, which aired from 1982 to 1989. In reality, she was only 14 years older than Michael J. Fox, who played her son, Alex. In 1981, she starred with Annette O`Toole and Shelley Hack in HBO`s Standing Room Only series production of Vanities.
Since Family Ties ended its run, Baxter has been directing and starring in TV movies. In 1990, she starred as a psychopathic kidnapper in the The Kissing Place. In 1992, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special for her work in A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, in which she plays a divorcée who was convicted of murder in the shooting of her ex-husband and his young wife. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award in 1993 for her work as a lesbian raising a young son in the CBS after-school special "Other Mothers." In 1997, she once again played the mother of a character played by Michael J. Fox, this time on the sitcom Spin City. In 2005, she began appearing in television commercials for Garden State Life Insurance Company. In 2006 she temporarily co-hosted the Today Show with Matt Lauer. In 2007 she made a guest appearance on the ABC drama What About Brian. She also made several 2007 appearances as the dying mother of Detective Lilly Rush on the TV series Cold Case.
Baxter has been married three times. Her first marriage was to Robert Lewis Bush in 1966; they had two children before divorcing in 1971. She then married actor David Birney, whom she met on the set of the sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie where she played his wife on the series. After the show was canceled, the couple became engaged and were married in 1974. From that date until their divorce in 1989, she was credited as Meredith Baxter Birney, a name still commonly associated with her by the general public as she went by it during her most prominent period of work. They have three children. In 1995 she married actor and screenwriter Michael Blodgett; they divorced in 2000. Meredith Baxter`s aunt was actress Anne Baxter, who starred in All About Eve and in "The Ten Commandments."
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Meredith Ann Baxter (born June 21, 1947) is an American actress and producer. She is known for her roles on the ABC drama series Family (1976–80) and the NBC sitcom Family Ties (1982–89). A five-time Emmy Award nominee, one of her nominations was for playing the title role in the 1992 TV film A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story. She has also done voice-work on the The Hub channel's animated sitcom Dan Vs. (2011–13).
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Tom Baxter, Allan Manings (March 28, 1924 – May 12, 2010) (step father)
Whitney Blake (born Nancy Ann Whitney; February 20, 1926 – September 28, 2002)
Brian (born 1946), Richard (born 1944)
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Married||Nancy Locke and Meredith Baxter
have been married since 8th Dec 2013. |||
Nancy Locke and Meredith Baxter have been married for 2 years. They were dating for 4 years after getting together in 2005. After 4 years of engagement they married on 8th Dec 2013.
Meredith Baxter was previously married to Michael Blodgett (1994 - 2000), David Birney (1973 - 1990) and Robert Lewis Bush (1965 - 1971).
She has also been in relationships with David Cassidy (1971).
Meredith Baxter has 5 children, Ted (49), Eva (47), Kate (41), Mollie (31) and Peter (31).
Meredith Baxter is a 69 year old American Actress. Born Meredith Ann Baxter on 21st June, 1947 in South Pasadena, California, USA, she is famous for Bridget Loves Bernie, Family, Family Ties in a career that spans 1971–present. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.
Meredith Baxter has been in 10 on-screen matchups, notably with David Birney in Bridget Loves Bernie (1972), G. W. Bailey in A Mother's Justice (1991), Alan Rosenberg in A Mother's Fight for Justice (2001), Ben Masters in Kate's Secret (1986) and Bruce Davison in After Jimmy (1996).
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