Meredith baxter and whitney blake

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Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering by Meredith Baxter

“I remember Sarah asking me, when I’d just begun therapy with her, what I looked for in a man.  After a few moments of silent, tense deliberation I had it.  ‘Hair,’ I blurted. ‘He has to have hair.’”

Meredith Baxter is a beloved and iconic television actress, most well-known for her enormously popular role as hippie mom, Elyse Keaton, on Family Ties. Her warmth, humor, and brilliant smile made her one of the most popular women on television, with millions of viewers following her on the small screen each week. Yet her success masked a tumultuous personal story and a harrowing private life. For the first time, Baxter is ready to share her incredible highs, (working with Robert Redford, Doris Day, Lana Turner, and the cast of Family Ties), and lows (a thorny relationship with her mother, a difficult marriage to David Birney, a bout with breast cancer), finally revealing the woman behind the image.

From her childhood in Hollywood, growing up the daughter of actress and co-creator of One Day at a Time Whitney Blake, Baxter became familiar with the ups and downs of show business from an early age. After wholeheartedly embracing the 60s counterculture lifestyle, she was forced to rely on her acting skills after her first divorce left her a 22-year-old single mother of two. Baxter began her professional career with supporting roles in the critically panned horror film Ben, and in the political thriller All the Presidents Men.

More lucrative work soon followed on the small screen. Baxter starred with actor David Birney as the title characters in controversial sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie. While the series only lasted a year, her high-profile romance with Birney lasted 15 volatile and unhappy years. Hiding the worst of her situation from even those closest to her, Baxter’s career flourished as her self-esteem and family crumbled. Her successful run as Nancy on Family was followed by her enormously popular role on Family Ties, and dozens of well-received television movies.

After a bitter divorce and custody battle with Birney, Baxter increasingly relied on alcohol as a refuge, and here speaks candidly of her decision to take her last drink in 1990.

And while another ruinous divorce to screenwriter Michael Blodgett taxed Baxter’s strength and confidence, she has emerged from her experiences with the renewed self-assurance, poise, and understanding that have enabled her to find a loving, respectful relationship with Nancy Locke, and to speak about it openly.

Told with insight, wit, and disarming frankness, Untied is the eye-opening and inspiring life of an actress, a woman, and a mother who has come into her own.
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HLN: Baxter: Birney hit me before we married

Whitney Blake born Nancy Ann Whitney ; February 20, — September 28, was an American film and television actress, director, and producer. She is known for her four seasons as Dorothy Baxter, the mother, on the s sitcom Hazel , and as co-creator and writer of the sitcom One Day at a Time. With her first husband, she had three children, including actress Meredith Baxter.
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Meredith Baxter--the actress known for her role as Elyse Keaton on the '80s hit series Family Ties --appeared on the Today show Tuesday to talk about the aftermath of coming out as a lesbian in , and the physical and emotional abuse she says she endured from her ex-husband of 15 years, actor David Birney, both events which she details in her new memoir, Untied. Baxter told Matt Lauer about her painful childhood, thanks to a self-involved actress mother Whitney Blake:. That I was unloved and unlovable. That was the belief system I developed which really became the engine that dictated everything. Every job, every decision, every relationship. Lauer asks why Baxter stayed married to Birney, in light of the emotional and physical abuse she claims to have endured, and which Birney denies inflicting the two had 5 kids together. I didn't know I could go

Sign in. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! IMDb More. Edit Whitney Blake. Showing all 17 items. Lovely blonde leading lady originally from the Pasadena Playhouse who appeared in many TV dramas but would be best known for playing the pert and pretty mom "Mrs. The show's premise, centered around a single working mom and her kids, was inspired by Blake's experiences as a divorced mother in the s.

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  1. Jayden I. says:

    Whitney Blake was an American film and television actress, director, and producer. She is known for her four seasons as Dorothy Baxter, the mother, on the s sitcom Hazel, and as co-creator and writer of the sitcom One Day at a Time. With her first husband, she had three children, including actress Meredith Baxter.

  2. Keosocosan1966 says:

    Meredith Ann Baxter born June 21, [1] is an American actress and producer.

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  4. Patricia V. says:

    Parent(s), Whitney Blake (deceased) Thomas Baxter. Relatives, Allan Manings ( stepfather, deceased). Meredith Ann Baxter (born June 21, ) is an American actress and producer. She is known.

  5. Gerard C. says:

    Whitney Blake, 76; Star of s' 'Hazel' Helped Create 'One Day at a Time' - Los Angeles Times

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