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David Birney, who starred on ‘Bridget Loves Bernie,’ dies at 83

David Birney, who played classical theater roles on Broadway but was best known for his expansive work on television, including as a star of the popular but short-lived sitcom “Bridget Loves Bernie,” a portrayal of interfaith marriage that paired him with his future wife, Meredith Baxter, died April 27 at his home in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 83.
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David Birney, Actor in ‘St. Elsewhere’ and ‘Bridget Loves Bernie,’ Dies at 83

Click here to read the full article. David Birney, who starred on the first season of the buzzy medical drama “St. Elsewhere,” as well as the short-lived but controversial sitcom “Bridget Loves Bernie,” about a Catholic woman marrying a Jewish man, has died at 83. His life partner Michele Roberge confirmed the news to the New York Times, and said he died due to Alzheimer’s disease at his home in Santa Monica. Birney’s nearly-40 year television career began with a part in the 1969 series “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing,” all the way through to a guest appearance in “Without...
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Bridget Loves Bernie star David Birney dies age 83

David Birney has died at the age of 83. The actor - who was known for starring as struggling writer Bernie Steinberg in 1970s sitcom 'Bridget Loves Bernie' - passed away on Friday (29.04.22) after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and his former co-star and ex-wife Meredith Baxter was "very saddened" by his death.
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David Birney, Viola Davis, Meg Ryan + More!

DAVID BIRNEY DIES AT 83: According to The New York Post, Bridget Loves Bernie star David Birney died on Friday (April 29th) at his home in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 83—after battling Alzheimer’s disease for five years. Birney married his Bridget Loves Bernie costar Meredith Baxter in 1974, and they had three kids together before divorcing in 1989. Baxter accused Birney of emotional and physical abuse in her memoir Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering, accusations that Birney called an “appalling abuse of the truth.” In addition to Bridget Loves Bernie, Birney held roles in shows and films such as The Adams Chronicles, Serpico, and St. Elsewhere.
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