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David Edwin Birney was an American actor and director whose career included performances in both contemporary and classical roles in theatre, film, and television.
He was noted for his role on Bridget Loves Bernie, portraying an interfaith marriage with Meredith Baxter, whom he was married to after the end of the series.
He also played the character of Dr. Ben Samuels in St. Elsewhere from 1982 to 1983.
Birney edited and adapted for stage the two-character play that was inspired by some of Mark Twain’s lesser work and letters.
The play was based on The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain, The Diaries of Adam and Eve was telecast in the PBS series American Playhouse.
The play was later developed for stage productions, Birney directed and starred in regional theatre productions like The Hartford Stage (opening the Mark Twain Festival in Hartford) as well as The Capital Repertory Theatre, and on tour in performing arts centers across the country.
Another production, A Christmas Pudding, an evocative Christmas-themed collage of music poems, stories of the holiday season, was made available through Samuel French, Inc.
Birney was born on April 23, 1939, Washington, D.C., United States, and died on April 29, 2022, at his home in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 83.
David Birney Wife: Who Was David Birney Married To?
Birney was married to actress Meredith Baxter. The couple got married in 1974, and they were co-stars in the 1972-73 TV show Bridget Loves Bernie.
She was known as Meredith Baxter Birney during their marriage. They had 3 children together; Kate Birney, Mollie Birney, and Peter Birney. The couple divorced in the year 1989.
She claimed in 2011 that Birney physically and emotionally assaulted her during their marriage. Birney issued a lengthy statement on his website, disputing the accusations that his ex-wife made against him.
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