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RIP David Birney

#1 Post by Vandal » Tue May 03, 2022 11:10 am

David Birney, Actor on ‘Bridget Loves Bernie’ and ‘St. Elsewhere,’ Dies at 83

David Birney, who starred with his future wife Meredith Baxter on the CBS sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie, a ratings hit that nonetheless was canceled after one season, has died. He was 83.

Birney died on Friday at his home in Santa Monica from Alzheimer’s disease, the New York Times reported, citing Michele Roberge, who said she was his life partner. Birney was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2017.

A frequent stage actor who appeared in the New York Shakespeare Festival and on Broadway, Birney toplined an adaptation of Serpico and played the flirtatious Dr. Ben Samuels on the first season of St. Elsewhere, both for NBC.

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